Trenton Thunder Season Preview As Another Year Of The MLB Draft League Starts Tonight

by NR Media | Jun 4, 2024 | General | 0 comments

The Trenton Thunder get ready for their 2024 season to kickoff tonight with a new roster and new manager in Adonis Smith who was the hitting coach last year. Smith deserves this opportunity as he learned underneath Jeff Manto for a couple years before Jeff announced that he was stepping down after last season. Adonis Smith has a great IQ of the game, players love playing for him, learning and has the ability to build relationships quickly. Their coaching staff will have familiar faces and a new hitting coach as Matt Sweeney & Shaun Chacon Return to Trenton, Ron Perodin Named Hitting Coach. Yesterday was Media Day for them while Adonis Smith and Jeff Hurley spoke with Kyle Franco and Dave Fenster.
Here is the 2024 official roster for Trenton Thunder
32 Balzan, Jackson L/L 5-10 / 200 Medford, NJ GR Seton Hall University (NJ)
36 Bergman, Brayden R/R 6-2 / 200 Dallas, TX FR 9/25/05 Baylor University (TX)
6 Bradford, Ethan L/L 6-4 / 200 Lawrence, KS JR 7/26/00 University of Kansas (KS)
21 Clarke, Cortland R/R 6-3 / 186 Ocoee, FL FR 1/14/03 College of Central Florida
61 Fisher, Brenton R/R 6-3 / 195 Durham, NC SR 2/26/02 Longwood University (VA)
62 Gabrysh, Luke R/R 6-3 / 199 Wilmington, DE JR 4/16/03 St. Joseph’s (PA)
2 Holt, Quinn R/R 6-6 / 225 North Wales, PA JR 7/23/02 Austin Peay (TX)
13 Navarre, Bryce L/L 6-1 / 190 Montgomery, TX FR Texas A&M
7 Romeo, Josiah R/R 6-3 / 190 Ontario, CAN FR 1/11/06 Florida State (FL)
00 Rogovic, Andrew R/R 5-11 / 170 Rye Brook, NY FR Northeastern
12 Scherrer, Cregg L/L 6-0 / 175 Skaneateles, NY R-SR 6/18/01 University at Albany (NY)
35 Udell, Cade S/R 6-6 / 229 Longwood, FL SR 11/22/01 Villanova University (PA)
25 Bennett, Jake R/R 6-3 / 225 Louisville, KY SO 8/4/04 San Jacinto JC (TX)
16 Becker, Colton R/R 6-2 / 195 Maineville, OH SR 4/26/01 Morehead State Univ. (KY)
9 Frei, Landon R/R 5-10 / 180 Santa Clara, UT JR 5/24/02 University of Utah (UT)
31 Grudzielanek, Bryce R/R 6-3 / 185 San Diego, CA R-SO 6/4/03 Southern California (CA)
64 Jefferies-Harris, Ira S/R 6-1 / 190 Atlanta, GA FR 7/19/05 Georgia Tech (GA)
30 Lawson, Brendan L/R 6-3 / 195 Ontario, CAN FR University of Florida
67 Marshall Jr, David S/R 6-2 / 190 Downers Grove, IL JR 5/11/03 St. Bonaventure (NY)
22 Vigliotti, AJ R/R 6-0 / 230 Staten Island, NY JR 11/22/03 Staten Island (NY)
20 Zaborowski, Ryland R/R 6-5 / 235 Gilbert, AZ R-JR 5/13/02 Miami University (OH)
14 Cesarini, Ryan L/R 5-10 / 205 Archbald, PA JR 12/16/02 St. Joseph’s (PA)
15 Chun, Tanner R/R 6-1 / 165 Honolulu, HI FR 11/3/05 Tulane University (NO)
23 Picollo, Ryan R/R 6-4 / 222 Leawood, KS SR 4/25/02 St. Joseph’s (PA)
24 Strong, Jackson L/L 6-1 / 185 West Seneca, NY JR 8/26/03 Canisius University (NY)

Pronunciation Guide:
Balzan (BAL-zin)
Cesarini (Says-areeknee)
Frei (Fry)
Grudzielanek (GRUHD-zil-ah-nick)
Gabrysh (GAE-brish)
Navarre (nuh-Var)
Picollo (pi-CO-low)
Udell (You-dell)
Zaborowski (Za-boar-ow-ski)

Photo Credits 📹 Trenton Thunder
Trenton Thunder will look to start off fast this season as they open up against the State College Spikes at home tonight. Welcome back MLB Draft League and looking forward to another season. Shout-out to Mike Warren, Jeff Hurley and Jon Bodnar as they do a fantastic job working with this team to make their fans happy and enjoy each game.

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