I was perusing ESPN today in preps for spring games starting this week and wanted to see where they felt players fit on the depth chart. What I found there horrified me.

Aaron Heilman!?!?!?! What the heck? I thought we dumped him. Then I thought to myself “Self, maybe they just haven’t updated this all off-season”. Sigh of relief is breathed until I notice Xavier Nady in the mix. Seeing that Nady was just signed, it’s obvious that they’ve taken the time to update the chart this off-season. Apparently Heilman has a real good chance to make this club out of spring training despite the fact that he will be in camp with the Diamondbacks. What makes me laugh is that, oddly enough, he’s also projected to make the D-Backs out of spring training as well according to their depth chart.

Looking further, we see David Patton’s name on the list. Patton’s really ahead of Esmailin Caridad, John Gaub, Jeff Samardzija, and Justin Berg? Sometimes I think they just throw things out there and bank on people not questioning their choices. That’s the only logical explanation for this garbage.

Any thoughts on the chart? Do you agree with everything else?

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