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November 2009



Projected Roster Information & Top 15 Prospects

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Projected 25 Man Roster

1. Ryan Theriot – SS
2. Milton Bradley – RF
3. Derrek Lee – 1B
4. Aramis Ramirez – 3B
5. Kosuke Fukudome – CF
6. Alfonso Soriano – LF
7. Geovany Soto – C
8. Jeff Baker – 2B

Sam Fuld – OF
Jake Fox – IF / OF
Mike Fontenot – IF
Koyie Hill – C
Aaron Miles – IF

1. Carlos Zambrano
2. Ryan Dempster
3. Ted Lilly
4. Randy Wells
5. Sean Marshall

1. Tom Gorzelanny
2. John Grabow
3. Angel Guzman
4. Carlos Marmol
5. Justin Berg
6. Esmailin Caridad
7. Jeff Samardzija

Other Roster Candidates
(All Stats from 2009)

Robinson Chirinos
Wellington Castillo
Steve Clevenger
Chris Robinson

Corner Infield
Blake Lalli
Micah Hoffpauir
Bobby Scales

Middle Infield
Tony Thomas
Starlin Castro
Darwin Barney
Andres Blanco

Reed Johnson
Tyler Colvin

Mitch Atkins
David Patton
Blake Parker
Neal Cotts
John Gaub
Marcos Mateo
Jay Jackson
Andrew Cashner
J.R. Mathes
Jeremy Papelbon

VFTB Top 15 Prospects
Updated: 11/22/09

  1. Josh Vitters – 3B
  2. Starlin Castro – SS
  3. Jay Jackson – SP
  4. Andrew Cashner – SP / RP
  5. Brett Jackson – CF
  6. Chris Carpenter – SP
  7. Ryan Flaherty – 2B
  8. D.J. LeMahieu – SS
  9. Wellington Castillo – C
  10. Hak-Ju Lee – SS
  11. Tyler Colvin – OF
  12. Sam Fuld – OF
  13. Rebel Ridling – 1B
  14. Kyler Burke – OF
  15. Chris Archer – SP

  • Mastrick

    I would pick Gorzellany to start ahead of Marshall although they will both likely start given the injury to Lilly (no telling when he’ll be back.) I’m not sure that I like Samardzija on the roster, he seems to have lost some movement on his fastball and has been throwing arrows. I think Fontenot will be gone given the fact that they will have to offer him arbitration and they will see his roster spot as a place to save money. Cotts is listed as a prospect but I’d list him as a non-tender, also a place to save money. Both Gaub and Parker have a shot to make the 25 man this year, at least until Lilly is ready. Miles might be released if only to free up a roster spot.

  • BuckeyeCub

    I would like Marshall as a starter, I think he can be a rotation guy for good, and he deserves a chance to do that.

    Another note since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all, and don’t set your house on fire if you deep-fry your turkey