The Current Roster

By Jason Wojciechowski on May 11, 2015 at 8:33 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.)

Edward Mujica in, Chris Bassitt out, and Jarrod Parker returns to the 60-day DL.


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 Coco Crisp Coco Crisp
CF Billy Burns Billy Burns / Sam Fuld
RF Josh Reddick Josh Reddick
DH Billy Butler Billy Butler


Player Role
Max Muncy Sometime 3B vs. RHP

Starting rotation

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


Player Role
Tyler Clippard Closer
Evan Scribner Setup/middle
Dan Otero Setup/middle
Fernando Rodriguez Setup/Middle
Angel Castro Middle
Fernando Abad Middle
Edward Mujica Middle

15-day disabled list

Player Position Date of return Effect of return
Sean Nolin SP ~May 15th None -- he'll go to Triple-A
Ben Zobrist 2B ~June 1st Muncy to Triple-A
Sean Doolittle RP ~June 1st Castro to Triple-A
Eric O'Flaherty RP ~July 1st Bassitt to Triple-A

60-day disabled list

Player Position Date of return Effect of return
Taylor Thompson RP ??? Outright Arnold Leon
A.J. Griffin SP ??? Pomeranz to Triple-A; DFA Castro
Jarrod Parker SP ??? Abad to Triple-A

Minor leagues

Player Position Role
Kendall Graveman SP Sixth starter
Arnold Leon SP Seventh starter
Raul Alcantara SP July 2015 return from Tommy John?
Chris Bassitt SP/RP Eighth/ninth reliever or maybe starter?
R.J. Alvarez RP Eighth/ninth reliever
Ryan Cook RP Ninth bullpen man if he gets his shit together
Rangel Ravelo 1B Prospect
Renato Nunez 3B Prospect
Nate Freiman 1B Backup Mark Canha
Craig Gentry OF Sixth outfielder
Tyler Ladendorf UT Everyman

Prior Versions

May 9, 2015 - May 7, 2015 - April 25, 2015 - 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