The Billings Mustangs begin play on Monday the 18th, but it appears that they have begun adding players to their roster on While their current ‘roster’ on their website has far too many players on it, I am more interested in seeing the players who have been added to it today as you figure those are the guys who will actually be playing there (with a few hold overs from last year). Here are some of the more interesting guys:

Tony Amezcua

He was drafted by the Reds back in 2010 in the 7th round and had good scouting reports coming out of high school, but he has only managed to throw 15.1 innings since then. Coming out of high school he has a slightly above-average fastball and a curveball with really good potential along with a change up.

Gabriel Rosa

Rosa will play this year at 18 years old and is the Reds 2nd rounder from 2011. He has some big time power potential, though he is probably going to be one of the more raw players on the Mustangs.

Jesse Winker

The Reds supplemental round pick is just 18 years old and is the first high schooler to be sent directly to Billings as far back as I can remember. He must have been really impressing someone in the short amount of time he was in Arizona after signing.

Robert Stephenson

The Reds first rounder from 2011 will be making his professional debut whenever he takes the mound for the Mustangs. He has an above-average to plus fastball and a strong curveball. He will also be debuting his new circle change that he has been working on.

Sal Romano

Despite being drafted last year, Romano is the youngest player on the team. He is a big right hander (6′ 5″ and 220 lbs) who, when coming out of high school, had an average fastball along with a curveball and change up. He will make his professional debut whenever he takes the mound for the Mustangs.

Drew Cisco

Drafted in 2010 he has yet to make his debut. He was given a large bonus and didn’t play his first year, then had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and missed the season. Coming out of the draft he was viewed as a very polished pitcher despite being a high schooler with an average fastball and solid secondary pitches that he could throw for strikes.

Ben Klimesh

Just drafted in the 15th round as a senior, Klimesh had dominant numbers for a small school with 154 strikeouts in 110.2 innings pitched. His fastball is said to work between 90-96 MPH with a solid curveball. He is a bit older, already 22 years old, but he had quite a work load in college already so he could be protected some during the rest of the year.

Those are some of the guys who jumped out to me as being noteworthy from the roster that we have access to right now. Some things could change between now and Monday. If you wanted to check out the roster listed on the Billings official website, click here.