2012 Roster analysis

We have too many pitching candidates so I will list only the locks or near-locks:
R Hernandez, 2nd catcher (Rosario? )
Helton, Giambi
2B Scutaro
Tulo
Blake, Pacheco
Fowler, CarGo, Cuddyer, 2 OFs (Blackmon, EY2, Hoffman?)
DLR, Chacin, Hammel
Brothers, Betancourt, Belisle, Lindstrom

Opening Day lineup:
Fowler
Blake
CarGo
Tulo
Cuddyer
Helton
Hernandez
2B
P

I’m not too thrilled about the 2-hole hitter, but Blake has batted 2nd often with the Dodgers if memory serves me. I’m sure Pooter is out somewhere lobbying for EY to be in the lineup so EY and Dex can bat 1-2.

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Julian
Julian
8 years ago

With Helton and Giambi at first, and Blake and Pacheco at third, and the need for a second baseman and a backup who can also play short, does that mean that, if we go with 5 starters and 7 relievers, that we will only carry 4 outfielders? Can one of the infielders (other than EY) also play the outfield and serve as a fifth outfielder? At this point, are the other relievers M. Reynolds and Escalona with E. Rogers being… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago

Don’t forget Tyler Colvin. Nelson and Herrera can play SS and 3rd in a pinch. I’m not an EYJr fan……..I just don’t think he play the outfield (worth a flip). I think Wilin Rosario is the Spring “surprise” and makes the big league club. So with all that being said, here’s my offensive roster: C – Hernandez, Rosario 1st – Helton, Giambi 2nd – Nelson, Herrera SS – Tulo 3rd – Blake OF – Cargo, Tulo, Cuddyer, Colvin, Blackmon I’m… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Typo on my part – Hammel should (and will) be a SP.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Edit #2 (#1 was changing the “RP” to “SP” in front of Jason Hammel’s name).

Now Slowey is gone. I’m think Nicasio might move to that slot. In fact. I’m thinking part of the reason DOD felt Slowey was expendable is that Nicasio’s progress has been very good.

Ike
Ike
8 years ago

My personal over/under is probably 15 for number of times I do this between now and opening day. But here is my stab at the opening day 25, with lineup and opinion. C – Relatively solid. Hernandez, Rosario, Pacheco 1B – No real worries. Helton, Giambi, Hernandez, Pacheco, Cuddyer 2B – Many are worried, but I am fine with whoever wins.Lemahieu, Nelson 3B – Papered over gigantic, inexcusable hole. Blake, Pacheco, Nelson SS – MVP Caliber. Tulo, Nelson, Lemahieu LF… Read more »

Ike
Ike
8 years ago

Anybody check out the FSTA mock draft result (link below)?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArmGKrK0BcyidHdfeTJDdE5QNFRTWW5oQVYzQ1JOQ1E&hl=en_US#gid=0

I know fantasy doesn’t really translate, but its January so I thought I’d glean some things that I found marginally fun:

Tulo 1st overall
Cargo 9th overall
Iannetta 17th round. Hernandez 21st round
Street two picks after Betancourt
Cuddyer 7th round. Smith 23rd round
Chacin, Nicasio and Pomeranz all taken abliet late. Chacin did go before Jurrgens.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago
Reply to  Ike

Thanks for the link. Starting to think a bit about the draft in the league I play. We can keep up to 7 guys. I have JP Arencibia and Wilson Ramos each for $1. Given how absolutely crappy the C position is…….I think I might keep both of those guys. They went remarkably close to each other in the draft you linked.

SteveinAurora
SteveinAurora
8 years ago

I’m of the opinion that two tasks remain for DOD to accomplish this offseason. I’ll accept the signing of Blake as an acceptable fill-in at 3rd. However, I question the available options at 2nd, and I still feel that the Rox need a solid #2 (anyway) starter. Use a couple of the excess number of pitchers, EYJ, an outfield prospect, etc. to go out and land a piece at each of these positions, and I think that it will put… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
8 years ago

Thanks for this update – you sould go in and update the actual post so it is the most current possible and then have your comment be something like, “i updated the info above”, etc…up to you…i just love having you contribute.

egossage
egossage
8 years ago

I know no one else fits as the number two starter but seeing Hammel there is a little disturbing.

rockymountainhigh
rockymountainhigh
8 years ago
Reply to  egossage

Why is Hammel in particular so disturbing? I can make a case that the entire rotation is disburbing if all SPs produce below their talent level. Chacin as #1 is even more disturbing than Hammel at #2. It is of my opinion that we only need to pitch deep into the games (six IP or more per start) to have a quality rotation. The one thing that I do like about the SPs is that all of them have high… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

My dark horse candidate for a starting rotation spot by mid-season: Chad Bettis. I was just looking at some of the other projection systems, and (although overly optimistic I think), some of them show Bettis as right now (without pitching above High A ball yet) being just a little below average as a starter, and better than Tyler Chatwood for example. I could see him being this year’s Juan Nicasio or Jhoulys Chacin, coming out of nowhere to make a… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

JT had interesting comments on the ST this past Tue. As in he has no clue. When asked he said if he had to he *could* write a ST but said he wouldn’t.

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