Projecting the Opening Day roster: 2/10

Nothing new with the projections this week, though there is one new feature: “In the running,” for those players who still have a chance to make the roster. That pool is large now, and should shrink dramatically once we get into March.

pagancage.jpgC – Josh Thole
1B – Ike Davis
2B – Brad Emaus
SS – Jose Reyes
3B – David Wright
OF – Jason Bay
OF – Carlos Beltran
OF – Angel Pagan
Bench – Chin-lung Hu
Bench – Daniel Murphy
Bench – Scott Hairston
Bench – Willie Harris*
Bench – Mike Nickeas

SP – Mike Pelfrey
SP – R.A. Dickey
SP – Jon Niese
SP – Chris Young
SP – Chris Capuano
RP – Francisco Rodriguez
RP – Bobby Parnell
RP – D.J. Carrasco
RP – Taylor Tankersley*
RP – Taylor Buchholz
RP – Manny Acosta
RP – Pedro Beato

In the running: IF/OF Nick Evans, 2B Luis Castillo, IF Justin Turner, IF Luis Hernandez, OF Lucas Duda, RHP Dillon Gee, LHP Pat Misch, LHP Mike O’Connor*, LHP Tim Byrdak*, LHP Oliver Perez, LHP Casey Fossum*, RHP Ryota Igarashi*, RHP Boof Bonser*, RHP Blaine Boyer*, RHP Manuel Alvarez, RHP Armando Rodriguez.

*Denote non-roster invitee.

Comments: Nickeas makes the Opening Day roster due to the eight games remaining on Ronny Paulino’s PED suspension.

—–Follow along on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo.


Looks pretty spot-on barring injuries. Emaus and Beato are my only two question marks though. I believe it will be Castillo and Perez instead.

If Perez makes the team it’s purely a money issue. As it stands now, I don’t see him playing a significant role except in mop up duty.

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