Rockers Bolster Roster with Impact Bats and Pitcher
Team adds lineup depth, pitching with newest additions
Ashwaubenon, Wis.- The Green Bay Rockers have added impact pieces to their corner infield, outfield, and pitching staff today with four player signings. Third baseman Keniel De Leon (Eastern Oklahoma State), first baseman JC Navarro (Arizona Western), outfielder Noah Burke (Penn State), and right-handed pitcher Seneca Gregory (Penn State) with all head to Green Bay for the summer. Both De Leon and Navarro are in their final seasons with their respective junior college programs and are slated to transfer to LIU-Brooklyn in the fall to play under former Green Bay field manager, Tom Carty.
The 6-1 De Leon is experiencing a standout sophomore campaign at the plate this spring. Through 33 games he carries a .408 batting average, with nine home runs, 43 RBIs and 33 runs scored. He also has walked 15 times on the season and sports a .471 on-base percentage. He has earned NJCAA Region 2 Player of the Week honors twice this season.
Joining his future LIU-Brooklyn teammate on the Rockers is first baseman JC Navarro. He is also enjoying tremendous success during his sophomore campaign. Navarro has appeared in 45 games and leads his team with 57 hits, a .410 batting average, and .520 on-base percentage. He has hit 16 doubles, nine home runs and has scored 47 runs while driving in 45 on the season.
Outfielder Noah Burke has appeared in limited action during his freshman campaign at Penn State but will look to break out this summer in Green Bay. Burke was a three-year letterwinner at Cannon McMillan High School in Pennsylvania and known for his hitting prowess. He was ranked as the number 10 outfielder in the state in 2021 and led his team in batting average and on-base percentage as the team captain.
Fellow Nittany Lion, Seneca Gregory, will join Burke in Green Bay. The 6-4 right-hander has made six appearances this spring, striking out seven hitters in 6.2 innings pitched. Gregory was a four-year letterwinner at Mountain High School in Virginia where he helped his team to a state semifinal appearance. As a senior he recorded a 2.07 ERA and averaged 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Season ticket packages, group tickets and the ever-popular Fleet Farm Flex Packs are available now. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games during the summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit www.greenbayrockers.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Rockers front office and Team Apparel Fan Shop at Capital Credit Union Park are located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The Green Bay Rockers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Having completed its 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 270 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (LAD), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.