Check out the Cotuit Kettleers roster that was recently posted at http://www.kettleers.org/roster/ Name recognition doesn't win games, let alone championships, but the Kettleers have a very impressive group of players heading to Lowell Park if their roster looks anything like this on June 12.
Vanderbilt will once again be well-represented on Cotuit's roster with RHP Tyler Beede (Auburn, MA.), LHP Brian Miller, RHP Carson Fulmer and OF Rhett Wiseman (Mansfield, MA.) expected to suit up for the Kettleers. Beede, was named ESPNBoston.com's Mr. Baseball in 2011 after starring at Lawrence Academy. He was named a 2012 SEC Freshman All-American. Beede was drafted in the first round (21st overall) by Toronto in the 2011 MLB Draft, and was the only first round pick not to sign that year. Wiseman was tabbed as Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year last year while attending Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge.
Stanford infielder Danny Diekroeger played very well through the playoffs for Yarmouth-Dennis last summer after signing with the Red Sox late in the season. Drew Jackson, another Cardinal infielder, will be following in the footsteps of his brother Brett who played for Cotuit in 2008. Brett now plays for the Chicago Cubs.
Returnees from Cotuit's 2012 team include UNC-Wilmington RHP Jordan Ramsey (2-0; 4.35 ERA; 31 IP), Arizona State LHP Adam McCreery (1-1; 5.46 ERA; 29.2 IP), Florida International catcher Aramis Garcia (.250; 3 HR; 14 RBI) and Coastal Caroliona RHP/INF Patrick Corbett who appeared in just one game last summer.
As with all of these early roster postings, CodBall will take a closer look at the 2013 Kettleers as we get closer to the start of the season.