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April 2, 2024 – Eastern League (EL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels News Release

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels announced their 2024 initial roster, as set by the San Francisco Giants, on Tuesday afternoon.

Third-year manager Dennis Pelfrey and the 2024 Flying Squirrels open the season on Friday night at Somerset before returning to Richmond for their home opener next Tuesday night.

Eighteen players return from last year’s Flying Squirrels team, including Brett Auerbach, Victor Bericoto, John Michael Bertrand, Hayden Birdsong, Vaun Brown, José Cruz, Matt Frisbee, Evan Gates, Jimmy Glowenke, Clay Helvey, Wil Jensen, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Myrick, Mat Olsen, Nick Swiney, Andy Thomas, Will Wilson and Logan Wyatt.

Six of Baseball America’s top-30 Giants prospects are on the roster, including Birdsong (6), Grant McCray (10), Brown (11), Eric Silva (22), Adrián Sugastey (25) and Murphy (28). Five players landed on’s top-30 Giants prospects list, including Birdsong (7), McCray (14), Brown (16), Victor Bericoto (21) and Sugastey (25).


Pitchers: John Michael Bertrand, Hayden Birdsong, José Cruz, Matt Frisbee, Nick Garcia, Evan Gates, Clay Helvey, Wil Jensen, Tanner Kiest, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Myrick, Mat Olsen, Carson Ragsdale, Eric Silva, Nick Swiney

Catchers: Brett Auerbach, Adrián Sugastey, Andy Thomas

Infielders: Damon Dues, Jimmy Glowenke, Christian Koss, Dilan Rosario, Luis Toribio, Will Wilson, Logan Wyatt

Outfielders: Victor Bericoto, Hunter Bishop, Vaun Brown, Carter Howell, Grant McCray

Brett Auerbach returns for a third season with the Flying Squirrels. He played 99 games with Richmond in 2022, clubbing 17 homers. That August, he landed the top spot on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top-10 Plays for a diving catch into the protective netting behind home plate during a road series in Akron. Last year, he split the season between Richmond and High-A Eugene. Auerbach signed with the Giants out of the University of Alabama in 2020.

Victor Bericoto is back in Richmond after playing the second half of the season with the Flying Squirrels last year. Between Richmond and High-A Eugene, Bericoto hit 27 homers and collected 86 RBIs, leading the Giants organization in both categories. He enters the 2024 season rated by as the No. 22 Giants prospect. Bericoto signed with the Giants as an international free agent in 2018.

John Michael Bertrand rejoins the Flying Squirrels after first coming to Richmond last July. In his…

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