The Myrtle Beach Pelicans held their annual media day Wednesday as they gear up for another season of Carolina League baseball.
The Pelicans — the Advanced Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs — open the season Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark by hosting the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Cleveland Indians affiliate, in the first contest of a four-game series. First pitched is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Myrtle Beach begins the season with several of the Cubs’ top young players, including No. 1 overall prospect according to MLB.com, Miguel Amaya (No. 2 by Baseball America). Amaya, who hit .256/.349/.403 in Low-A South Bend last year, will be joined by right-handed pitcher Paul Richan (No. 7 by Baseball America, No. 18 by MLB.com) and shortstop Aramis Ademan (No. 10 by Baseball America, No. 6 by MLB.com).
Ademan is one of the dozen players returning to the Pelicans from last season.
Myrtle Beach defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 9-4 Tuesday night in the Battle of the Beaches exhibition game.