The Current Roster

By Jason Wojciechowski on May 17, 2015 at 9:47 AM

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.)

Ike Davis to the disabled list.


Position v. LHP v. RHP
C Josh Phegley Stephen Vogt
1B Mark Canha Max Muncy
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
RF Josh Reddick Josh Reddick
DH Billy Butler Billy Butler


Player Role
Sam Fuld Occasional starter vs. RHP
Craig Gentry Pinch-runner and backup outfielder

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
Ben Zobrist 2B ~June 1st Gentry to Triple-A
Sean Doolittle RP ~June 1st Castro to Triple-A
Ike Davis 1B ~June 15th Muncy to Triple-A
Eric O'Flaherty RP ~July 1st Otero to Triple-A

60-day disabled list

Player Position Date of return Effect of return
A.J. Griffin SP ~July 1st Pomeranz to Triple-A; outright Arnold Leon
Taylor Thompson RP ??? DFA Castro
Jarrod Parker SP ???

Minor leagues

Player Position Role
Sean Nolin SP Sixth starter
Kendall Graveman SP Seventh starter
Chris Bassitt SP/RP Eighth starter / eighth reliever
Arnold Leon SP Ninth starter
R.J. Alvarez RP Ninth reliever
Ryan Cook RP Tenth reliever
Raul Alcantara SP July 2015 return from Tommy John?
Rangel Ravelo 1B Prospect
Renato Nunez 3B Prospect
Nate Freiman 1B Backup Mark Canha
Tyler Ladendorf UT Everyman

Prior Versions

May 11, 2015 - 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