York Revolution’s opening day roster for 2015

The Revs open the 2015 season Friday night against the Long Island Ducks. Here’s a look at the Revs roster, beginning with the starters. Click here to follow live updates from opening night, and watch every Revs home game this season at YorkRevsTV.com.

Shawn Hill

RHP Shawn Hill

RHP Shawn Hill, 33
Born in Mississauga, Ontario
Bats right, throws right
Hill set a Revs record with a 27 ⅔-inning scoreless streak in 2012. That year, he earned a contract with the Blue Jays and finished the season in the Majors, earning a win in relief against the Yankees in his lone appearance. He is one of four native Canadians to play for both the Blue Jays and Expos.

C Salvador Paniagua

C Salvador Paniagua

C Salvador Paniagua, 32
Born in San Juan, Dominican Republic
Bats right, throws right
Entering his fifth season with the Revs, he has the second longest tenure on the Revs roster behind only Corey Thurman.

 

 

1B Andres Perez

1B Andres Perez

Andres Perez, 30
Born in New York City
Bats right, throws right
He’s one of only two players in Revs history to hit for the cycle in a game. He ranks in the career top five in franchise history in hits, home runs, doubles, extra-base hits and RBIs.

 

2B Eric Patterson

2B Eric Patterson

2B Eric Patterson, 32
Born in Tallahassee, Florida
Bats left, throws right
The MLB veteran of the Cubs, A’s, Red Sox and Padres broke the Atlantic League triples record last season with 17.

 

 

SS Wilson Valdez

SS Wilson Valdez

SS Wilson Valdez, 36
Born in Nizao, Dominican Republic
Bats right, throws right
He earned a win on the mound for the Phillies in a 19-inning game in 2011, when he became the first in the majors since Babe Ruth in 1921 to start a game in the field then earn the win as a pitcher.

 

3B Bryan Pounds

3B Bryan Pounds

3B Bryan Pounds, 29
Born in Houston
Bats right, throws right
An Atlantic League All-Star last season with Camden, Pounds spent his first five season in the Tigers organization, reaching Triple-A Toledo. Click here to read more about how Pounds adds punch to the Revs lineup

 

LF Brandon Jones

LF Brandon Jones

LF Brandon Jones, 31
Born in Panama City, Florida
Bats left, throws right
He reached the Majors with the Braves in 2007-09, and he played in the Atlantic League with Lancaster in 2011.

 

 

CF Brandon Boggs

CF Brandon Boggs

CF Brandon Boggs, 32
Born in St. Louis
Bats switch, throws right
A travel ball teammate and college roommate of Eric Patterson, Boggs played in the MLB for the Rangers and Brewers in 2008-2011. Last season out of Bridgeport, he earned a contract with Atlanta and spent the year at Triple-A Gwinnett.

 

RF Desmond Henry

RF Desmond Henry

RF Desmond Henry, 21
Born in Los Angeles
Bats right, throws right
Henry is the youngest player on the roster. The speedy outfielder was a fourth-round pick of the Rangers out of Centennial High School in Compton, Calif., in 2011. Click here to read about how Henry survived growing up in Compton, and the coach who took him under his wing

DH Johan Limonta

DH Johan Limonta

DH Johan Limonta, 32
Born in Havana, Cuba
Bats left, throws left
He defected from Cuba, coming to America on a boat with 35 other people and five other ballplayers. The fourth-year Revs veteran signed with Seattle in 2006 and reached Triple-A in 2011 and 2012.

Starting rotation
RHP Shawn Hill, 33
RHP Anthony Lerew, 32
LHP Logan Williamson, 30
LHP Rommie Lewis, 32
RHP Mike McClendon, 30
RHP Corey Thurman, 36

Bullpen
RHP Matt Neil, 28
RHP Ian Durham, 26
RHP Mike DeMark, 31
RHP Josh Judy, 29
RHP Stephen Penney, 28
RHP Beau Vaughan, 33
LHP Joe Harris, 28
RHP Kyle Heckathorn, 26
LHP Edward Paredes, 28
LHP Shawn Teufel, 28

Infield reserves
C Luis De La Cruz, 25, bats right, throws right
C Alberto Espinosa, 28, bats switch, throws right

About Jessica Sprenkle

At night, I'm an assistant sports editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. During the day, I live in and love York City.
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