The Current Roster

By Jason Wojciechowski on April 25, 2015 at 12:21 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.)

Welcome to Oakland, Max Muncy and Chris Bassitt!


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


Player Role
Max Muncy Sometime 3B vs. LHP

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 Setup/middle
Evan Scribner Setup/middle
Dan Otero Setup/middle
Fernando Abad Middle / lefty specialist?
Chris Bassitt Long
Jesse Chavez Long / spot starter

15-day disabled list

Player Position Date of return Effect of return
Sean Doolittle RP May? Top half of the bullpen down a slot; Alvarez to Triple-A
Jarrod Parker SP ~May 23rd Pomeranz to Triple-A
Coco Crisp LF ~June 1st DFA Ross
Ben Zobrist 2B ~June 1st? Option Muncy
Sean Nolin SP ??? None -- he'll go to Triple-A
Nate Freiman 1B ??? None -- he'll go 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; outright Arnold Leon

Minor leagues

Player Position Role
Arnold Leon SP Eighth starter
Raul Alcantara SP July 2015 return from Tommy John?
R.J. Alvarez RP Back up to bullpen once Jesse Hahn gets sorted out?
Ryan Cook RP Eighth bullpen man if he gets his shit together
Chad Smith RP Ninth bullpen man
Rangel Ravelo 1B Prospect
Renato Nunez 3B Prospect
Tyler Ladendorf UT First man up for any injury
Billy Burns OF Fifth outfielder

Prior Versions

April 12, 2015
April 7, 2015
April 6, 2015
April 2, 2015
March 27, 2015
March 24, 2015
March 4, 2015
February 28, 2015
February 26, 2015
January 31, 2015