April 5, 2016 at 11:58 AM
At the plate, Portland will be led by Rijo, who spent all of 2015 with High-A Salem, collecting 27 doubles and six home runs as a 19-year-old. Henry Ramos will return to Portland, looking to finally be healthy after coming back last season from a injury in 2014 that caused him to miss significant time. Also returning to Portland will be Tim Roberson, who showed promise last season, hitting .300 in 57 games last season with the Sea Dogs.
Besides the aforementioned Jerez and Ysla, Portland will feature a number of former high round draftees looking to put together a strong campaign, Teddy Stankiewicz, Ty Buttrey, and Kevin McAvoy will all be central figures in the Portland rotation, as the make the leap from Salem. Justin Haley will return to Portland after having a stellar showing in the Arizona Fall League.
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Photo Credit: Williams Jerez by Kelly O'Connor