With the long-awaited return of minor league baseball just around the corner, the Fredericksburg Nationals have announced the Opening Day roster for their inaugural 2021 season.
Led by manager Mario Lissón, the roster will feature six players making their professional debut and 24 players making their first appearance with a full-season minor league team. It includes five players who joined the organization last summer, including Mitchell Parker, Washington’s fifth-round selection in the 2020 Draft. Five countries outside the United States are represented on the 29-man squad, with five players from Venezuela, two from the Dominican Republic, and one each from Panama, Nicaragua and Curaçao.
The FredNats begin their inaugural 2021 season Tuesday, as they travel to Lynchburg to take on the Hillcats at 6:30 p.m. After a week on the road, the FredNats will begin their home schedule on Tuesday, May 11 as they welcome the Delmarva Shorebirds to FredNats Ballpark.