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04/03/2009 3:19 PM ET
Brewers Release 2009 Timber Rattlers Roster
Brett Lawrie will begin his professional career with the Timber Rattlers.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have released the 2009 roster for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

The Milwaukee Brewers have released the 2009 roster for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.  This is the Rattlers inaugural season as a Brewers affiliate.

Highlights of the 2009 Timber Rattlers:

The infield is led by the Brewers 1st round pick in the 2008 draft (16th overall), Brett Lawrie.  After signing with Milwaukee , Lawrie participated with the Canadian National Team in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing , China .  The 3rd best Brewers prospect according to Baseball America will be making his professional debut with the Timber Rattlers.

After spending two years as a pitcher, Brock Kjeldgaard (34th round 2005) was converted to the infield and was a Pioneer League All-Star for Helena in 2008 after hitting 27 doubles and 14 home runs.  INF Michael Marseco (11th round 2008) hit .311 in 40 games for Helena .

OF Cutter Dykstra was a 2nd round pick of the Brewers in 2008.  Rated as the 7th best prospect for the Brewers, he is the son of former Major Leaguer Lenny Dykstra.  Cutter is joined in the outfield by Erik Komatsu, Milwaukee 's 8th round pick in the '08 draft.  The Cal State Fullerton product batted .321 for Rookie Helena last year.

OF Michael Vass (35th round 2008) is no stranger to Time Warner Cable Field, having played for Chapman University in the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships.  He hit .300 (4-12) with 4 RBI for the Panthers in their three games in Appleton .

The pitching staff features eight players drafted in the top twelve rounds of the MLB Draft, including 2008 Supplemental 1st rounder LHP Evan Frederickson and 2008 2nd round choice RHP Cody Adams, as well as five members of the Brewers top 30 prospects, led by RHP Cody Scarpetta at number 15.  RHP Wily Peralta (#22), LHP Efrain Nieves (#23), Fredrickson (#24), and Adams (#28) also made the Baseball America list.

To view the entire roster, click here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.