The Current Roster

By Jason Wojciechowski on April 7, 2015 at 8:27 PM

This gives my current sense, as of the date above, with prior versions archived below, of my understanding of the current roster: who fits where, what the lineups are, etc. etc. (In the offseason, this is more guesswork than empirical.)

Cody Ross is on the team now and Alex Hassan is not.


Position v. LHP v. RHP
C Josh Phegley Stephen Vogt
1B Mark Canha Ike Davis
2B Tyler Ladendorf Eric Sogard
SS Marcus Semien Marcus Semien
3B Brett Lawrie Brett Lawrie
LF Ben Zobrist Ben Zobrist
CF Craig Gentry Sam Fuld
RF Cody Ross Craig Gentry
DH Billy Butler Billy Butler

Starting rotation

Mythical slot Pitcher
1 Sonny Gray
2 Scott Kazmir
3 Jesse Hahn
4 Kendall Graveman
5 Drew Pomeranz


Player Role
Tyler Clippard Closer
Eric O'Flaherty Eighth inning
Dan Otero Seventh inning / groundball specialist
R.J. Alvarez Middle
Fernando Abad Middle / lefty specialist?
Evan Scribner Middle / mopup
Jesse Chavez Long

15-day disabled list

Player Position Date of return Effect of return
Josh Reddick RF ~April 11th Ladendorf to Triple-A
Sean Doolittle RP May? Top half of the bullpen down a slot; Alvarez to Triple-A
Coco Crisp LF ~June 1st DFA Ross or Fuld
Jarrod Parker SP June? Pomeranz to Triple-A

60-day disabled list

Player Position Date of return Effect of return
Taylor Thompson RP ??? DFA Chad Smith
A.J. Griffin SP June? Graveman to Triple-A; DFA de la Rosa

Minor leagues

Player Position Role
Sean Nolin SP Sixth starter (probably seventh behind Chavez)
Chris Bassitt SP Seventh starter (probably eighth)
Arnold Leon SP Eighth starter (probably ninth)
Raul Alcantara SP July 2015 return from Tommy John?
Ryan Cook RP Eighth bullpen man, assuming he gets his shit together
Eury de la Rosa RP Ninth bullpen man
Chad Smith RP Tenth bullpen man
Nate Freiman 1B Platoon 1B if Canha doesn't hit
Rangel Ravelo 1B Prospect
Renato Nunez 3B Prospect
Billy Burns OF Fifth outfielder

Prior Versions

April 6, 2015
April 2, 2015
March 27, 2015
March 24, 2015
March 4, 2015
February 28, 2015
February 26, 2015
January 31, 2015