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Dog Pound Reunited In Richmond: Flying Squirrels 2014 Roster

By Denise Walos

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, AA team for the Giants, announced their 2014 roster this morning. Most of the players on the roster were in San Jose last year.

Derek Law pitching in the SF Giants Futures game on March 9, 2013. Photo by Denise Walos

The ‘Dog Pound’ is reunited. What is the Dog Pound you might ask? Bryce Bandilla came up with the name in San Jose last year, which was inspired by the bullpen area in right field at San Jose Municipal Stadium where the pitchers had to spend most of the game.

The Dog Pound includes relievers Bandilla, Law, Josh Osich and Cody Hall, who were together in the 2013 season in San Jose. They will all start the 2014 season together in Richmond.

Henry Schulman posted an excellent feature on Derek Law a month ago and Matt from our ATF staff posted #SFGiants Prospect Watch: LHP Josh Osich in July 2013.

Here is the complete 2014 Richmond Flying Squirrels Roster:

Pitchers (14):

LHP Bryce Bandilla
LHP Ty Blach
RHP Clayton Blackburn
RHP Jose Casilla
RHP Kyle Crick
RHP Austin Fleet
RHP Cody Hall
RHP Derek Law
LHP Kelvin Marte
LHP Phil McCormick
LHP Adalberto Mejia
LHP Josh Osich
RHP Edwin Quirarte
LHP Jack Snodgrass

Catchers (3):
Jeff Arnold
Myles Schroder
Eliezer Zambrano

Infielders (6):
Matt Duffy
Mario Lisson
Ricky Oropesa
Skyler Stromsmoe
Kelby Tomlinson
Angel Villalona

Outfielders (4):
Tyler Graham
Brett Krill
Ryan Lollis
Jarrett Parker

There are 15 players returning to Richmond again this season and include pitchers Osich, Hall, Snodgrass, Fleet, McCormick, and Quirarte. Returning players on the infield are Villalona, Oropesa, Tomlinson (SS),  Stromsmoe (UTIL), and Zambrano (C). All of the outfielders on the roster were also in Richmond last year.

The Flying Squirrels open the 2014 season on Thursday, April 3rd in CT against the New Britain Rock Cats.