Slugger Nolan Gorman headlines a Peoria Chiefs roster that also includes fellow No. 1 pick Delvin Perez as the start of the 2019 Midwest League season looms.

The Chiefs will meet the media on Monday, practice at Dozer Park in the evening, and prep for their season opener at Cedar Rapids on Thursday.

After a second game on Friday at Cedar Rapids, Peoria returns to Dozer Park for its home opener against Beloit on Saturday, kicking off a six-game homestand.

Gorman was the Cardinals' No. 1 pick (19th overall) in the 2018 MLB Draft, and is rated the No. 4 prospect in the St. Louis organization by Baseball America.

Perez, a shortstop, was St. Louis' No. 1 (23rd overall) in 2016.

We'll have a deeper dive on the Chiefs roster online Monday evening and in Tuesday's print editions.

That's all for Cleve In The Eve on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Here's your sports quote of the day:

"There's nothing like Opening Day. There's nothing like the start of a new season."

— George Brett

Dave Eminian covers the Rivermen and Chiefs for the Journal Star, and writes the Cleve In The Eve sports column for pjstar.com. Reach him at 686-3206 or deminian@pjstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @icetimecleve.