Aquasox Set Roster As 2023 Players Report To Everett, Washington

April 4, 2023

Everett Sports

Players for the Everett Aquasox are reporting to Everett, Washington today as baseball returns to Funko Field. The Aquasox have their home opener Friday night followed by afternoon games on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s more from the team.

Harry Ford

Mariner’s top prospect Harry Ford will start the season with the Aquasox. Photo credit: Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners assigned 30 players to Everett today for the start of the 2023 Northwest League season, which opens Friday, April 7th at Funko Field against Eugene Emeralds. Everett’s roster includes 15 returning players from 2022 and five of Seattle’s top 30 minor league prospects. Of the 30 players assigned to the AquaSox, 17 are pitchers and 13 are position players.

The roster is highlighted by the Mariners top prospect, catcher Harry Ford. Ford was selected in the first round of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft out of North Cobb High School (Kennesaw, GA) and most recently played for Great Britain in the World Baseball Classic. Last season, in 104 games with the Modesto Nuts, he hit .276 with 30 doubles and 14 home runs.

Joining Ford in Everett, the Mariners Top 30 Prospect list are: Outfielder Jonatan Clase (#12), corner infielder Tyler Locklear (#10), shortstop Axel Sanchez (#15), and outfielder Alberto Rodriguez (#27).

Last summer, Rodriguez set the single-season club record for games played (119), hits (123), and doubles (28).

Additionally, several other players are returning, including pitchers; Peyton Alford, Jorge Benitez, Luis Curvelo, Tim Elliott, Michael Flynn, Kyle Hill, Jimmy Kingsbury, Bernie Martinez, Juan Mercedes, Kelvin Nunez, and Logan Rinehart. Position players returning are Sanchez, James Parker, Ben Ramirez, Rodriguez, and Charlie Welch.

Here’s the full roster sent out yesterday.

AquaSox Roster 04-03-23

Good seats are still available for the opening three-game homestand against the Emeralds. Several promotions will head up 2023 for the AquaSox, starting April 7th with the popular Funko Friday, featuring a Webbly Blanket giveaway, along with postgame Fireworks presented by Pepsi. The fun continues with special 4:05 start times on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be the traditional magnet schedule giveaway courtesy of Pizza Hut. Then on Easter Sunday, kids 12 and under are invited to come out for a special pre-game Easter Egg Hunt starting at 3:30. Don’t forget that kids run the bases after every Sunday home game.

Please note that the radio broadcasts for Friday and Saturday will be on KXA 1520 AM and Sunday’s game will be on KRKO 1380 AM.

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Tomorrow night (Wednesday April 5th) the Everett Aquasox will play a warm-up game against the Everett Community College Trojans. Here are the details for that matchup.

The Everett AquaSox, in conjunction with Everett Community College, announced that the two teams will play an exhibition game at Funko Field on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:05 PM, gates open at 6:05 for all fans. This is the first-ever matchup between the AquaSox and the Trojans.

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The exhibition game will prepare the AquaSox for the upcoming 132-game season which begins April 7th when they take on the defending Northwest League champions Eugene Emeralds.

“It will be a fun game for the community. It allows our players and staff to get ready for the regular season and it’s also a great experience for the local college players to compete against professionals,” said AquaSox General Manager, Danny Tetzlaff.

The Trojans are one of the most successful junior college programs in the Northwest and are led by first-year head coach and former major league pitcher, Keith Hessler. In the past 10 seasons, Everett has won seven North Region championships, and was three-time NWAC runner-up, while winning the championship in 2013. Since the inception of the program in 2001, they have produced several draft choices and five major league players (Aaron Cunningham, Stephen Fife, Mason Tobin, Keone Kela, and Riley O’Brien).



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