The Sugar Land Skeeters have announced a preliminary Opening Day roster for their inaugural season as an affiliated team.
Sugar Land opens its first season as the Houston Astros’ Triple A affiliate with a six-game road series against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Colorado Rockies affiliate) that starts at 7:35 p.m. May 6. The Skeeters’ home opener at Constellation Field is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. May 20 vs. the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres).
The Skeeters’ 27-player roster, which is subject to change before the start of their season, includes seven players with major league experience: pitchers Nivaldo Rodriguez and Hector Velasquez, catcher Garrett Stubbs, infielders Alex De Goti, Taylor Jones and Abraham Toro, and outfielder Ronnie Dawson. All but Rodriguez and Velasquez have played for the Astros this year.
Four other Skeeters – pitchers Brett Conine, Shawn Dubin, Tyler Ivey and Jojanse Torres – are ranked among the Astros’ top 30 prospects by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline.
Individual tickets for 2021 Skeeters home games will go on sale next week.
Sugar Land’s complete roster is below:
Alex De Goti
Bryan De La Cruz