Y-D Posts Temporary Roster

by Dave B. in

The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox have posted their "temporary" roster for this coming season:   http://www.ydredsox.org/roster/ A quick look at the roster reveals that the most highly touted player may be Trevor Bauer. A righthanded pitcher from UCLA, Bauer was on the Red Sox roster last year but opted to play for Team USA. He went 1-1 with a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings. Opponents batted just .213 against him.

The only player returning from the team that lead the league with 57 points in the regular season last year is Florida catcher Ben McMahan. McMahan batted .241 and hit 3 homeruns for the '09 Red Sox.

Kyle Hansen (St. John's; RHP) was a big part of what Baseball America referred to as the top recruiting class in the Northeast. The 6'7" younger brother of former Harwich star Craig, comes armed with a fastball that has been clocked at 94 mph. 

Fresno State RHP Derek Benny earned a spot as a weekend starter for the Bulldogs as a freshman.

Second baseman Matt Jensen will be expected to provide some offense for the Red Sox. Jensen was the 11th round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2008 draft but opted to attend Cal Poly. As a freshman, Jensen batted .375 with 9 HR, 53 RBI and a .493 OBP. His season ended abruptly when he suffered a broken collarbone in early May. Despite missing the last 15 games of the season, Jensen was named to the All-Big West Conference First Team and he was chosen as the Big West Freshman Player of the Year.

Although he is a freshman at UCLA, outfielder Cody Keefer already has summer league experience since he played for the Wenatchee AppleSox of the West Coast Collegiate League this past summer.

For a local angle, Boston College will be represented by junior infielder Matt Hamlet and freshman catcher Matt Watson.