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2014 Akron RubberDucks Preview (4.1.14)

01 Apr

The 2013 Akron Aeros failed to repeat as Eastern League champions, finishing with a 68-73 record, but the first year under new owner Ken Babby proved to be a success. Babby brought a new energy to Canal Park, an energy that spread into the offseason.

Canal Park now features a new restaurant above right field, picnic and premium seating in the outfield, and most importantly, a rebranded team: the Akron RubberDucks.

The RubberDucks will make their debut in Binghamton Thursday night, starting the season with a seven-game road trip. Their first home game is next Thursday, April 10 against the Bowie Baysox.

Note that 26 players are listed; the team still has to make a move before Thursday’s game.

In-text photos from MiLB.

Catchers

Alex Lavisky (23), Jake Lowery (23), Tony Wolters (21)

After successfully making the transition from middle infielder to catcher last season, Wolters is the marquee name to watch here. Wolters posted a .277/.369/.353 line in High-A Carolina in 2013, results that are even more impressive considering he was learning a new position on the fly. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, April 1, 2014

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