We are down to the final two weeks of spring training. The biggest competitions are at third base, utility player, reserve outfielders(s), and to a smaller extent, backup catcher. JimTracy has so many possibilties with versatility and options remaining influencing Tracy in making up his final roster. Jordan Pacheco looks like he has virtually locked up one spot due to his ability to play the corners as well going behind the plate. He threw out Chone Figgins attempting to steal today. Might that allow JT to carry only Ramon Hernandez at the C position knowing Pacheco can get his PAs out of the C position?
Chris Nelson may have his no options remaining work to his advantage by nailing down the 3B starting position. He probably will be given a one or two month window as a last chance to stick around before getting DFA’ed if not performing up to his ceiling. JT will have to decide whether to carry five OFs and two utilities(if Pacheco is the backup C ).
If Tracy decides to carry five OFs, it may allow EYJ to be squeezed in as the fifth OF. The other OF position will go to either Charlie Blackmon or Tyler Colvin.
If Tracy goes with four OFs, then it may enable Jon Hererra to g the 25th roster spot. But if the Rox decide to carry Will Nieves or Wilin Rosario, then everybody playing 2B could all go down to AA/AAA.e