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Mighty Mussels Announce 2024 Opening Night Roster

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April 1, 2024 – Florida State League (FSL)
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels News Release

FORT MYERS, Fla. – In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels have announced their 2024 Opening Night roster.

The Fort Myers’ roster includes 16 pitchers and 14 position players. Thirteen of the 30 players return from last year’s team and 15 already have experience at the Low-A level.

Five ranked prospects highlight the active roster, including Walker Jenkins – the unanimous top prospect in the Twins’ organization and the No. 10 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Other ranked prospects include RHP Charlee Soto (No. 7 – MLB Pipeline), UT Brandon Winokur (No. 11 – MLB Pipeline), OF Jose Rodriguez (No. 21 – Baseball America) and INF Rayne Doncon (No. 30 – MLB Pipeline).

“We have a very college-draft heavy pitching staff and a really young position player group,” Mussels’ manager Brian Meyer said. “We have five teenage position players and a group of position players who are very versatile in regards to the positions they can play. It’s good to have some leadership back this year in guys like Maddux Houghton and Yohander Martinez, who can mentor the young position players on the ups and downs of a minor league season.”

Jenkins was selected 5th overall in the 2023 MLB Draft, signing for a Twins’ record $7.14 million. The No. 4 draft prospect by both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline, Jenkins twice won the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year while starring at South Brunswick High School. Jenkins batted .362 with 12 extra-base hits and 22 RBI over 26 games across two levels (.988 OPS). He appeared in 12 games for the Mussels, posting a .392/.446/.608 slash line while delivering a walk-off hit on August 25.

Soto was the Twins’ second pick in last year’s draft, going 34th overall. Ranked as the No. 28 draft prospect by Baseball America, Soto signed for $2.48 million. Twins’ evaluators touted Soto’s sound delivery, premium velocity, and ability to throw three pitches for strikes. Soto touched 98 mph on the Hammond Stadium radar gun during the Twins’ Spring Breakout game on March 16.

Winokur was selected in the third round of last year’s draft, signing for well above his slot value ($1.5 million) to bypass his commitment to UCLA. A unanimous top-100 prospect in the draft, Winokur hit .365 with nine home runs as a senior at Edison High School last year, winning a league championship. He registered an .883 OPS over 17 games for the FCL Twins…

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