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April 1, 2024 – South Atlantic League (SAL)
Jersey Shore BlueClaws News Release

JERSEY SHORE, NJ – The BlueClaws have, in conjunction with the Phillies, unveiled their 2024 Break Camp Roster, with the season set to open on Friday night at ShoreTown Ballpark. The roster is headed by Phillies top prospects Justin Crawford (#4 in the system per MLB Pipeline), Bryan Rincon (#8), William Bergolla (#12), Emaarion Boyd (#17), Hendry Mendez (#23), and Samuel Aldegheri (#24).

Greg Brodzinski, who led the BlueClaws to a league-best 73-58 mark last year and the BlueClaws first postseason appearance since 2018, returns for a second season at the helm.

The BlueClaws open the season on Friday, April 5th with Opening Night at the Jersey Shore, presented by Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. Fireworks will follow the game. Tickets are on sale online at

The Break Camp Roster consists of the following players (click here to see a full PDF of the 2024 Break Camp Roster):

PITCHERS – Samuel Aldegheri, Jean Cabrera, Eiberson Castellano, Starlyn Castillo, Jack Dallas, Braedan Fausnaught, Daniel Harper, Nathan Karaffa, Charles King, Estibenzon Jimenez, Gunner Mayer, Wesley Moore, Jonathan Petit, Alex Rao, Mason Ronan, Andrew Walling, Danny Wilkinson

CATCHERS – Jordan Dissin, Ryan Leitch, Andrick Nava

INFIELDERS – Zach Arnold, William Bergolla, Erick Brito, Chad Castillo, Felix Reyes, Bryan Rincon

OUTFIELDERS – Emaarion Boyd, Justin Crawford, Cade Fergus, Hendry Mendez, Leandro Pineda, Troy Schreffler

Justin Crawford and Bryan Rincon, who were the 799th and 800th players to don the BlueClaws uniform when they debuted with the team on August 16th, both open the 2024 season in ShoreTown. Crawford is the organization’s #4 prospect and Rincon the #8 prospect per MLB Pipeline.

Last year, Crawford, who was the Phillies first-round pick in 2022, hit .344 with Clearwater, adding in 40 stolen bases. He is the 16th Phillies first-round pick to play for the BlueClaws, and the fourth since the team moved to High-A in 2021 (following Bryson Stott in 2021, and Mick Abel and Andrew Painter in 2022).

William Bergolla, the Phillies #12 prospect per MLB Pipeline, opens the season with the BlueClaws for his High-A debut. At 19 years, 5 months, and 17 days old on Opening Night, he will be the second youngest BlueClaw since the team moved to High-A in 2021. Only Andrew Painter, who made his BlueClaws debut at 19 years, 2 months, and 2 days old in 2022, was younger.

Emaarion Boyd makes his BlueClaws debut…

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