Astros set preliminary rosters for rookie affiliates

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have set the preliminary 2015 minor league rosters for the Rookie Level Greeneville Astros and Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Astros. The announcement was made by Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken.

Greeneville's roster is subject to change and will not be officially finalized until the club begins league play tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. CT. The GCL Astros began their season today in an 11:00 a.m. CT matchup against the GCL Tigers.

The Greeneville Astros are owned and operated by the Houston Astros, while the GCL Astros are based out of the Astros Spring Training complex in Kissimmee, Fla.

GREENEVILLE ASTROS 2015 PRELIMINARY ROSTER

PITCHERS
Albert Abreu            
Yhoan Acosta            
Brandon Culbreth            
Samil De Los Santos        
Ryan Deemes                    
Juan Delis                
Jacob Dorris        
Junior Garcia        
Devonte German        
Zac Grotz
Salvador Montano
Chris Murphy
Steve Naemark
Makay Nelson
Erasmo Pinales
Cristhopher Santamaria    
Ben Smith
Alejandro Solarte
Alex Winkelman    

OUTFIELDERS
Brauly Mejia    
Aaron Mizell        
Luis Payano        
Myles Straw         

CATCHERS
Marlon Avea    
Gabriel Bracamonte
Kevin Martir
Brian Pena

INFIELDERS
Rodrigo Ayarza
Randy Cesar
Osvaldo Duarte
Justin Garcia
Connor Goedert 
Arturo Michelena

GCL ASTROS 2015 OPENING DAY ROSTER

PITCHERS
Gerald Benzant            
Junior A. Garcia            
Carlos Hiraldo            
Dylan James            
Lachlan Madden            
Adonis Pena    
Carlos Pizzolato
Moreno Polanco    
Luis Ramirez    
Abdiel Saldana            
Carlos Sanabria    
Edgardo Sandoval
Starlyn Taveras    

OUTFIELDERS    
Bryan De La Cruz
Frankeny Fernandez    
Edgar Lorenzo
Nestor Muriel
Vicente Sanchez
Nestor Tejada
Kyle Tucker

CATCHERS
Ihan Bernal
Jake Bowey
Christian Correa
Jorge Martinez

INFIELDERS
Jared Cruz
Wander Franco
Connor MacDonald
Jonathan Matute
Joan Mauricio