SALT LAKE BEES

Previewing The Salt Lake Bees Opening Day Roster

Mar 27, 2024, 2:42 PM | Updated: 3:31 pm

salt-lake-bees-throwing-in-warmups...

The Salt Lake Bees warm up prior to their game against the Las Vegas Aviators on Wednesday, April 13.

SALT LAKE CITY— Like the rest of the professional baseball world, the Salt Lake Bees are raring to go as Opening Day looms for the Pacific Coast League.

The Bees hosted local media at Smith’s Ballpark on Wednesday, March 27 as they prepared to begin the 2024 season in Sacramento against the River Cats.

RELATED: Previewing The Salt Lake Bees March & April Schedule

 

Eleven former Bees, six pitchers, and five position players are expected to start the season on the Salt Lake roster. Outfielder Jordyn Adams returns after setting the franchise stolen base record last year with 44 thefts. Manager Keith Johnson looks forward to what Adams can do after his skillset fell into place last season.

“First year for him that everything kind of came full circle,” Johnson said. “He got to the big leagues last year, got to show himself off a little bit. I continue to see that growth with him this year.”

Pitcher Andrew Wantz returns to Salt Lake, and Johnson expects him to become a starter after pitching out of the bullpen in 2023. Lefthander Kenny Rosenberg returns for his third season in Salt Lake. Rosenberg is scheduled to have the honor of starting the home opener of the 30th season of minor league baseball at Smith’s Ballpark on Tuesday, April 2, against Tacoma.

Seven players on the Bees roster are included on the Los Angeles Angels 40-man roster. A player must be on the 40-man roster to be eligible for a call-up to MLB.

Eight pitchers and four position players on the Bees current roster have previous major league experience.

BOLD – Former Bee

Italics – MLB experience

Pitchers (14)

Hans Crouse

Davis Daniel (40-man)

Carson Fulmer

RELATED: Salt Lake Bees Bring In New GM, Make Other Front Office Changes

Jimmy Herget (40-man)

Aaron Hernandez

Adam Kolarek

RELATED: Keith Johnson Returns For Ninth Season As Salt Lake Bees Manager

Travis MacGregor

José Marte

Ryan Miller

Zach Plesac (40-man) 

Kenny Rosenberg (40-man)

Tyler Thomas

Andrew Wantz (40-man)

Catchers (2)

Zach Humphreys

Anthony Mulrine

Infielders (5)

Sonny DiChiara

Hunter Dozier

Charles Leblanc

Jack López

Livan Soto (40-man)

Outfielders (3)

Jordyn Adams (40-man)

RELATED: Jordyn Adams Flashing Potential With Salt Lake Bees

Willie Calhoun

Bryce Teodosio

Coaching Staff

Manager- Keith Johnson

Hitting Coach – Alonzo Powell

Pitching Coach – Shane Loux

Assistant Pitching Coach – Andy Hawkins

Coach – Jack Santora

Follow The Salt Lake Bees With KSL Sports

The Bees open the 2024 campaign in Sacramento against the River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Salt Lake opens its final season at Smith’s Ballpark against the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate, Tacoma Rainiers, on Tuesday, April 2. The Bees and Rainiers will play a six-game series from April 2 through Sunday, April 7.

Listen to ‘Voice of the Bees’ Tony Parks at KSLSports.com.

You can get the inside scoop from Brian Preece, our KSLsports.com insider. He’s your guide to the Utah State Aggies, Locals in MLB, and the Salt Lake Bees. Take advantage of his in-depth coverage of the Bees, Beehive baseball, and Aggie athletics.

You can find KSL Sports coverage of the Bees here.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio and video and stay updated on all your favorite teams.

Salt Lake Bees

Mike Trout...

Brian Preece

Mike Trout Batting Second, Manning Centerfield For Salt Lake Bees

Hollywood has come to Salt Lake City with three-time MVP Mike Trout hitting second behind internet sensation Cole Tucker in the leadoff spot.

4 minutes ago

smith's ballpark...

Brian Preece

Miller Sports Bringing Professional Baseball To Salt Lake In October

Professional baseball is coming to Salt Lake City this October with a 'Beisbol en Salt Lake' featuring two games between teams from La Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacifico. 

3 hours ago

mike trout angels...

Brian Preece

Three-Time American League MVP Mike Trout To Continue Rehab With Salt Lake Bees

Mike Trout last wore a Salt Lake Bees uniform in April 2012, when he opened his American League Rookie of the Year campaign in black and yellow.

1 day ago

Mike Trout injury rehab assignment Salt Lake Bees...

Chandler Holt

Mike Trout To Carry Out Rehab Assignment With Salt Lake Bees

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is returning from injury and one of the next steps is to get back up to speed with the Salt Lake Bees.

3 days ago

ryan miller, keston hiura...

Brian Preece

Salt Lake Bees Sweep Pacific Coast League Weekly Awards

Despite a series split for the Salt Lake Bees last week, two Bees earned individual recognition for their standout performances.

20 days ago

Smith's Ballpark...

Brian Preece

Salt Lake Bees Aim To Start Season’s Second Half Fast In July

The first half of the 2024 season wasn't kind to the Bees as the LA Angels affiliate went 32-42, last in the Pacific Coast League West. 

24 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...

KSL Sports

Utah Hockey Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Want to get the latest info on Utah's newest sports franchise? Sign up for the Utah Hockey newsletter!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Previewing The Salt Lake Bees Opening Day Roster