This is the start of a continuing post that we'll update at least one a week throughout the off-season. Right now, it just has my thoughts on the guys that have locked up new assignments next opening day on one of the four full season teams
Now, I'm going to ask for you input regarding some of the players I have listed at the bottom of the page. There's a lot of names there and a bunch of these guys have to say buh-bye, but I'm sure you can convince me to put some of them up here.
We'll then discuss it from there, take names off, put more on, and try and keep busy and positive during the off-season.
Lot's of talent here. We just have to figure out where to play them.
RP - Jack Leathersich, Jeff Walters, Adam Kolarek, Taylor Whitenton, Adrian Rosario
IF - Danny Muno, Aderlin Rodriguez, Blake Forsythe
OF - Cory Vaughn, Darrell Ceciliani, Alonzo Harris, Rafael Fernandez
St. Lucie -
SPs - Michael Fulmer, Domingo Tapia, Luis Mateo, Tyler Pill, Jake deGrom, Alex Panteliodes
RPs - TJ Chism, Paul Seward, Marcos Camarena, John Mincone, Chasen Bradford, Estarlin Morel, Carlos Vasquez
IF - Brian Harrison, Phil Evans, Matt Reynolds, Dustin Lawley, Cam Maron
OF - Brandon Nimmo, Gilbert Gomez, Cesar Puello, Travis Taijeron
SP - Gabriel Ynoa, Rainy Lara, Luis Cessa, Hansel Robles, Julian Hilario, John Gant
RP - David Wynn, Mathew Bowman, Tyler Vandenheiden, Ernesto Yanez, Logan Taylor, Juan Urbina, Akeel Morris
IF - Jayce Boyd, J C Gamboa, Gavin Cecchini, Kevin Plawecki, Tomas Nido
OF - Eudy Pena
Now, this was the easy part. As you can see there are plenty of holes (though the rotations seems closed to set.) The problem here is the amount of players in the system that still need to find a home. Let's be fair, many of these will only play for short-season teams, but wait until you see how many relief pitchers there still are in the system! Here goes:
Starters: Angel Cuan, Erik Goeddel, Jim Fuller, Miller Diaz, Dylan Owen, Chris Flexen, Corey Oswalt, Steven Matz, Zach Dotson, Mike Pefrey, Bret Mitchell
Relievers: Tim Peterson, Robert Whalen, Tim Byrdak, Jeff Stevens, Fernando Cabrera, Hamilton Bennett, Flabio Ortega, Alberto Baldonado, Randy Fontanez, Brandon Moore, Jeff Kaplan, Nick Carr, Persio Reyes, Andres E. Perez, Jack Egbert, Jhonathan Torres, Ramon Estevez, Ediogilis Vilmil, Shane Bay, Daniel Herrera, Darwin Frias, Jonathan Clark, John Church, Brandon Sage, Jared West, Beck Wheeler, Robert Gsellman, Andrew Masse, Luis Rengel, Chuck James, C.J. Nitkowski, Edgar Ramirez, Mathew Koch, Matt Budgell, Christian Chivilli, Bradon Welsh, Hunter Carnevale, Martires Arias
Infield: - Joe Bonfe, Peter Kuebler, Jeff Diehl, Cole Frenzel, Kevin Weijgertse, Travis Ozga, Rylan Sandoval, Brandon Brown, Yeixon Ruiz, Luis Nieve, Y. De La Cruz, T.J. Rivera, Richie Rodriguez, Anthony Chavez, Ismael Tijerna, Jorge Rivero, Zach Lutz, Jeff Reynolds, Pedro Perez, Robbie Shields, Dimas Ponce, Jean Luc Blaquiere, Kai Gronauer, Albert Cordero, Francisco Pena, Juan Torres, Xorge Carilllo, Nefli Zapata, Edwin Rohan, Alex Machillanada, Jeyckol De Leon, Val Pascuchi, Josh Satin, Josh Rodriguez, Brad Emaus, Oswaldo Navarro, Sean Kazmar, Lucas May, Rob Johnson
Outfield: - Maikel De La Cruz, Vincente Lupo, Joe Tuschak, Pedro Zapata, Julio Concepcion, Michael Bernal, Raul Reyes, Stefan Sabol, Bradley Marguez, Jonathan Leroux, Charles Thurber, Greg Pron, Cory Wiberly, Vinnie Rottino, Fred Lewis