C Jose DeLaTorre
DeLaTorre returns but is currently nursing a thumb injury. A power hitter who tends to become too focused on pulling the baseball, the coaching staff would rather see him hitting the ball where it’s pitched.
1B Bryan Rowry
Big, physical presence at first base standing 6-foot-4. Cador is hopeful Rowry will display more aggressiveness on the diamond. Experienced, team player.
2B Marcus Tomlin
Described by Cador as the ultimate team player. An honor student in the classroom who’s willing to put his body on the line for his teammates and a chance at victory. Additionally, Tomlin is a utility player who can play second, third base, shortstop and even catcher.
SS Bud Morton
Described by Cador as a player who doesn’t do anything fantastic but does everything well. The “leader” on the field for the Jaguars.
3B Harley Wiltz
Batting third in the order, Wiltz is a consistent hitter who sprays the ball to all fields.
LF Tyler Kirksey
Kirksey posted a .919 OPS in limited action (23 games) last season. Possesses a blend of tremendous speed to go with extra-base pop — making him ideal to hit second.
CF Lance Jones
Labelled by Cador to have “Olympic-type speed” but also a polished base stealer. Jones will begin the year leading off.
RF Stephen Wallace
Attempting to rebound from an injury-plagued 2013 which limited him to 43 at-bats, Wallace will provide the power bat in the middle of the order. His confidence allows him to come through in crucial situations.
DH Almann Snowden
A power hitter from the left side who is slated to hit sixth — allowing the Jaguars to break up all the right handers in the lineup, giving them a solid balance
In the rotation
RP Cade LeBlanc, Jacob Polk, Connor Baumgardner
LeBlanc will serve as the lefty-on-lefty specialist, while Cador spoke highly of the freshman Polk. Baumgardner is also expected to contribute heavily out of the bullpen. Baumgardner features an arsenal of pitches that sink, move and dance away from hitters which allows him to be matchup-proof.
CL Sam May
May will open the season as the closer. Cador did not rule out that the fact there could be a second closer to join May in slamming the door on opponents, citing circumstances in which a closer would have to extend himself more than an inning or two.
In the bullpen