Gulf Coast League Cardinals opening roster

The 32-man 2009 season-opening roster for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals follows. It includes ten 2009 draftees, led by sixth-rounder Virgil Hill, plus a new signing, pitcher Hector Hernandez, drafted in the tenth round. All 2009 draftees are noted below with round taken in this draft.

Hernandez is the 38th member of the 2009 draft class to be signed. 11 are assigned to Batavia, 16 to Johnson City and one, third-rounder Joe Kelly, is non-rostered at this time.

On Wednesday morning, I will update the Roster Matrix for the entire organization, including Batavia, Johnson City and GCL.

P (16) Butler, Keith 2009-24
Calero, Jose
Castellano, Julio
Castillo, Amaury
Cruz, Angel
Daugherty, Patrick 2009-12
DeJesus, Angel
DeLaCruz, Manuel 2009-43
Diaz, Omar
Hernandez, Hector 2009-10
Javier, Omar
Johnson, Cale 2009-41
Muñoz, Orlando
Orozco, Luis
Rios, Geney
Russell, Zach
C (4) Castillo, Juan
Garcia, Anthony 2009-18
Moscatel, Kevin
Polanco, Luis
1B (2) Medina, David
Rodriguez, Jonathan 2009-17
IF (5) DeLaCruz, Roberto
Mambell, Geraldo
Mosquera, Juan
Teran, Kleininger
Valera, Cesar
OF (5) Babrick, Joseph
Bighames, Tyler 2009-31
Hill, Virgil 2009-6
Rivero, Alberto
Washington, David 2009-15