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Orem Owlz announce opening day roster

Rookie ball is coming to Utah

Vargas Vila

The Owlz season opens today on the road at Grand Junction.

The other rookie team in Arizona starts playing on June 18th and their full roster hasn’t been announced yet. That’s largely pending the signing of some of the 2018 draft picks. Not surprising on that Arizona League roster will be 1st and 2nd round high school draft picks Jordyn Adams and Jeremiah Jackson.

A LOT of rookie players never see the big leagues. A LOT of them don’t even see the upper levels of the minors. But SOME of these guys will. Let’s take a look at some details from the Orem Roster.

Top 30 Prospects (

  1. Kevin Maitan, IF (2)
  2. Livan Soto, IF (15)
  3. Nonie Williams, OF (16) (moved from SS after 2017 season)
  4. Jerryell Rivera, LHP (22)
  5. Cole Duensing, RHP (24)
  6. John Swanda, RHP (27)
  7. Hector Yan, LHP (28)

Drafted in 2018

  1. Jake Lee (RHP), 9th round
  2. Ben Morrison (RHP), 10th round
  3. Tyler Smith (RHP), 8th round
  4. Andrew Wantz (RHP), 7th round
  5. Austin Warren (RHP), 6th round
  6. Kyle Tyler (RHP), 20th round
  7. Tim Millard (IF), 35th round
  8. Mitch Spires (IF), 28th round

Returning 2017 players

  1. Cole Duensing
  2. Cristopher Molina, RHP
  3. Jon Malmin, LHP
  4. Johnny Moorell, RHP
  5. Erven Roper, Catcher

Oldest Player: Alexis Olmeda (24 yrs, 2 mos) - Catcher, signed as free agent in 2018

Youngest Player: Kevin Maitan (18yrs, 4 mos)