The Chattanooga Lookouts released their roster at 10:38pm ET on Saturday night. Yeah, weird timing on that one. But hey, we’ll take it because it means that we have a roster in hand for Tuesday’s Minor League Baseball Opening Day! Let’s jump into the roster before discussing some of the particulars.
|SP||Connor Curlis||C||Mark Kolozsvary|
|SP||Hunter Greene||C||Chuckie Robinson|
|SP||Nick Lodolo||C||Jay Schuyler|
|SP||Matt Pidich||IF||Jose Garcia|
|SP||Randy Wynne||IF||Wilson Garcia|
|RP||Michael Byrne||IF||Alejo Lopez|
|RP||Alexis Diaz||IF||Leonardo Rivas|
|RP||Miguel Figueroa||IF||Robbie Tenerowicz|
|RP||John Ghyzel||IF||Yoel Yanqui|
|RP||Nick Howard||OF||Narciso Crook|
|RP||Dauri Moreta||OF||Lorenzo Cedrola|
|RP||Ryan Olson||OF||TJ Hopkins|
|RP||Julio Pinto||OF||Drew Mount|
The rotation has the top two starting pitching prospects in the organization with Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo. They’ll be joined by left-hander Connor Curlis, and right-handers Matt Pidich and Randy Wynne. Greene will be making his first start in a game that counts in the standings since July of 2018. Pidich, who started in his senior year at Pittsburgh, has just one start in 58 professional games but is transitioning to the rotation this year. Randy Wynne had one of the most impressive starts in recent memory from a Reds minor leaguer when he struck out 17 batters while pitching for Greeneville in 2019.
The bullpen features former 1st round pick Nick Howard, who is back for his second stint with the organization. Ryan Olson is back from retirement. The right-handed pitcher had to retire after a back injury, but he’s been cleared to return to the mound and now he’ll focus on pitching out of the bullpen after having been a starter earlier in his career.
On the position player side of things the big name on the roster is Jose Garcia. The shortstop spent part of 2020 in the big leagues, but struggled as he made the jump from Advanced-A to the bigs and the pitchers were able to take advantage of his inexperience. The outfield should showcase plenty of speed with the group that’s heading to Chattanooga.