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Last night, the Chicago Cubs’ short-season A-ball team (I call them “Low A,” as in one step below A-ball Peoria, and two steps below High A Daytona), the Boise Hawks, announced their opening day roster. The season opens on Friday, and there could be/will be some changes to the roster before then (for example, supplemental first round pick Pierce Johnson, who says he’s headed to Boise, isn’t on the roster, but maybe he simply can’t be there by Friday – other draftees will be added as well).

Here’s the roster. Luke will have a breakdown of some of the notable inclusions and exclusions (yes, I imagine you’re immediately thinking “where is Dan Vogelbach?” (he’ll go to the AZL Rookie League team, apparently), and “where is Dillon Maples?” (he’s still rehabbing, to be ready next month)) soon. It’s a fair guess that, anyone you don’t see here who was drafted in 2011 is probably on the AZL Rookie League team.


Jose Arias (RHP)

Willengton Cruz (RHP)

Ian Dickson (RHP)

Rafael Diplin (RHP)

Pete Levitt (RHP)

Amaury Paulino (RHP)

Roderik Pichardo (RHP)

James Pugliese (RHP)

Tayler Scott (RHP)

Bryce Shafer (RHP)

Matt Spencer (LHP)


Wilson Contreras (C)


Gioskar Amaya (SS/2B)

Jeimer Candelario (3B)

Marco Hernandez (SS/2B)

Brian Inoa (UTL)

Rock Shoulders (1B)


Xavier Batista (OF)

Shawon Dunston, Jr. (CF)

Eduardo Gonzalez (OF)

Dong-Yub Kim (OF)

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