Sunday, February 24, 2013

The 40-Man Roster: A Reformatted Break-Down

MLB Rotation
Cole Hamels (L) - opening day nod?
Roy Halladay (R)
Cliff Lee (L)
Kyle Kendrick (R)
John Lannan (L)

Lehigh Valley Rotation
Tyler Cloyd (R) – emergency starter
Jonathan Pettibone (L) - emergency lefty in Aug. & Sept.

Relievers Competition: three spots open, most likely two lefties & one righty

Righty Relievers
Jonathan Papelbon - closer
Mike Adams - set-up man
Chad Durbin - middle/ late relief

Righty Competition
Phillippe Aumont
Justin De Fratus
Michael Stutes
B.J. Rosenberg

Lefty Reliever
Antonio Bastardo - 7th or 8th inning

Lefty Competition
Jeremy Horst
Raul Valdes
Jake Diekman
Joe Savery
Mauricio Robles

Lehigh Valley Relief
Ethan Martin

**Carlos Ruiz – SUSP’D for April
Erik Kratz – Opening Day nod, Primary Back-up May-> Playoffs
*Humberto Quintero – April/ Sept.
*Steven Lerud –April/ Sept.

Lehigh Valley Catchers
Sebastian Valle
*Tommy Joseph – NOT on 40-man

Infield Core
1B Ryan Howard
2B Chase Utley
SS Jimmy Rollins
SS Michael Young

3B Kevin Frandsen (2B?)
2B-SS Freddy Galvis (3B?)

Lehigh Valley IF
2B Cesar Hernandez

CF Ben Revere
RF Delmon Young – DL

Outfield Competition (four spots initially):
Ender Inciarte – Rule 5 Selection
John Mayberry (can play 1B)
Laynce Nix (can also play 1B)
Domonic Brown
1B-LF Darin Ruf
Lehigh Valley OF
Zach Collier
Tyson Gillies

1 comment:

  1. I'll have the following roster posts:
    - Spring Training Cut Lists & Opening Day Roster
    - Delmon Young's return from the DL (ankle)
    - Chooch's Return from Adderall Suspension
    - Post-All-Star Break (if applicable)
    - September Call-Ups
    - Postseason Roster