Sunday, March 7, 2010

Roster Projections - New York, Buffalo, Binghamton

Opening Day is still a month away, so I'm not ready to make any serious projections yet. My goal is to spend the upcoming weeks looking at the players who are assured of going north with the Mets when camp breaks. The last week or so will be dedicated to the players fighting for the few open spaces on the roster (SP5, RP 6 and 7, one or two bench spots).

For now, here's a basic breakdown of the players on the 40-man roster, as well as the non-roster invitees, who are at Port St. Lucie right now. This is my best guess as for who is going where, as well as the players who will open the season on the disabled list. One note: A lot of the NRIs are going to be released before the season starts and will not actually end up in Buffalo. I'm not going to speculate too much on that; you can assume that any NRI who I've placed in Buffalo is almost equally likely to be released (especially if they have previous MLB experience).

SP - Johan Santana
SP - Oliver Perez
SP - John Maine
SP - Mike Pelfrey
SP - Jon Niese
RP - Francisco Rodriguez
RP - Sean Green
RP - Pedro Feliciano
RP - Ryota Igarshi
RP - Hisanori Takahashi
RP - Kiko Calero
RP - Bobby Parnell
C- Rod Barajas
1B- Daniel Murphy
2B- Luis Castillo
3B- David Wright
SS- Jose Reyes
LF- Jason Bay
CF- Angel Pagan
RF- Jeff Francouer
C- Henry Blanco
BN- Alex Cora
BN- Fernando Tatis
BN- Mike Jacobs
BN- Gary Matthews

SP - Nelson Figueroa
SP - Pat Misch
SP - Fernando Nieve
SP - Josh Fogg
RP - Jack Egbert
RP - Clint Everts
RP - Eddie Kunz
RP - Tobi Stoner
RP - Elmer Dessens
RP - Travis Blackley
RP - Bobby Livingston
RP - Arturo Lopez
C- Omir Santos
1B- Ike Davis
2B- Russ Adams
3B- Shawn Bowman
SS- Ruben Tejada
LF- Frank Catalanotto
CF- Fernando Martinez
RF- Chris Carter
C- Chris Coste
C - Shawn Riggans
IF- Anderson Hernandez
IF- Jolbert Cabrera
IF - Luis Hernandez
IF - Mike Cervenak
IF - Mike Hessman
OF- Jesus Feliciano
OF- Nick Evans
OF - Jason Pridie

SP - Jenrry Mejia
RP - Eric Niesen
C- Josh Thole
C - Mike Nickeas
C - Francisco Pena
CF- Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Disabled List: Kelvim Escobar, Jay Marshall (if the Mets can't void their waiver claim on him), Carlos Beltran


Jim Baumbach said...

I think you're totally underestimating the Mets' love of all things Mejia right now. At this point I would not be surprised if he starts the season as the eighth-inning guy.

Jack Flynn said...

Unfortunately, knowing the Mets, he is probably three scoreless innings away from being K-Rod's set-up man.