Thursday, January 19, 2012
Grizzlies Busy With Roster Moves
Gateway also signed two guys, Jerod Yakubik and Nick Popescu:
Yakubik (pictured right: courtesy of milb.com): 34th round pick of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the '10 draft out of Ohio University. He hit .307 @ Rookie ball in '10 and then won the Pioneer League batting title @ Rookie ball Orem in '11 (.372 avg). Yakubik also had brief stints at single-A and high-A with the Angels.
Popescu (pictured left: courtesy of texastech.com): Texas Tech grad..hit .312 with 73 RBI in 102 career games @ TTU. 33rd round pick of the Atlanta Braves in '11 draft. He's a switch-hitter who can play second, short and third. He is only 22-years-old and was born in St. Louis.
Excited to see how all of the moves pan out. Personally, I've very excited about the new additions and anxious to see how they perform on the field. Grizzlies skipper Phil Warren has done and outstanding job assembling the Spring Training roster thus far. Can't wait for players to report!
-Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young