2023 Myrtle Beach Roster Announced: Horton, Hernández, Ballesteros, Ramirez, More
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans today announced their opening roster, loaded with prospects making their full-season debuts in the Chicago Cubs organization. As the Low-A affiliate for the organization, Myrtle Beach is the lowest full-season level, one step up from the (rookie level) Arizona Complex League.
As expected, top draft pick Cade Horton and top shortstop prospect Cristian Hernández will open their seasons in Myrtle Beach:
Horton and Hernández will get most of the headlines, but don’t sleep on Moises Ballesteros and Pedro Ramirez. Studs.
Elsewhere on the roster, you’ve got a number of other 2022 draft picks (Garriola, Hull, McCullough, Noriega), and some big arms we’ve been waiting to see more of (Arias, in particular). It’s nice to see Christian Franklin finally healthy, and hopefully he can work his way to South Bend very quickly.
Last year’s group at Myrtle Beach, for most of the year anyway, was dominant. It was a prospect-laden group that’ll now be split among the higher levels, so this year’s crop has a bit to live up to.
More on the Myrtle Beach squad, as well as South Bend and Tennessee, which should be coming shortly. Myrtle Beach and Tennessee open their seasons on Thursday, while South Bend opens on Friday. The Iowa Cubs (Triple-A) have already started their season.