It’s that time of year again, where peanuts and cracker jacks fill the vendor stands, and ballpark hotdogs fill the aroma of the stadium.
Baseball is back, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox will look to return to the playoffs after their impressive 2021 season.
Kyle Moore is set to lead Bowie into the 2022 season that opens April 8 against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Moore will make his Double-A managerial debut entering his fifth season in the Orioles organization. Spending last year with Aberdeen, the Orioles promoted Moore after Buck Britton was promoted to become manager of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.
With added fan fare and excitement filling the air, the 2022 Opening Day roster has been set, and we are here to bring you up to date. This year’s Bowie club features six of the organization’s top-30 prospects.
Speaking of top prospects, Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg headline this year’s Baysox team. All eyes focused on the future, these two will lead the way for at least the first portion of the season.
Henderson has been turning heads since he first came onto the scene, and it wasn’t long after Westburg made his presence known as well. While these two are hopefuls to walk the infield of Camden Yards, they will put their talent on display in Double-A to start 2022.
While fans will pile in to catch the future infielders putting on a show, pitching will be of interest as well.
Matt Vogel, Garrett Stallings, Zach Peek and Drew Rom will be some of the young arms set to keep the run of the “Gas Can Nights” a blaze.
Pitching will lead the way this year again for Bowie, as a variety of arms fill the stables. But there are some bats that should make their own statements as well.
Here is the full 2022 Bowie Baysox Opening Day roster:
Cameron Bishop LHP
Tyler Burch LHP
Ryan Conroy RHP
Logan Gillaspie RHP
Nolan Hoffman RHP
Conner Loeprich RHP
Easton Lucas LHP
Morgan McSweeney RHP
Zach Peek RHP
Shelton Perkins RHP
Drew Rom LHP – No. 17 prospect
Garrett Stallings RHP
Adam Stauffer RHP
Matt Vogel RHP
Ryan Watson RHP
Brandon Young RHP
Maverick Handley R
Cody Roberts R
Andrew Daschbach R
Adam Hall R – No. 22 prospect
Gunnar Henderson L – No. 3 prospect
JD Mundy L
Joey Ortiz R – No. 15 prospect
Jordan Westburg R – No. 6 prospect
Shayne Fontana L
Hudson Haskin R – No. 16 prospect
Zach Watson R
Toby Welk R
With Bowie’s season set to start soon, we will get a quick look at what these young prospects can do to repeat the success of last year’s team. With a list full of some of the coolest names around, the Baysox will look to make some noise and make these names household prospects to make our system stronger.
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