Posted by: taylorjs | March 15, 2010

Spring Roster Breakdown #3

  • The third roster breakdown includes the first cuts of camp, as a number of filler players were reassigned to minor league camp
  • 1 – Scott Baker (SP)
  • 2 – Carl Pavano (SP)
  • 3 – Kevin Slowey (SP)
  • 4 – Nick Blackburn (SP)
  • 5 – Francisco Liriano (SP/RP)
  • 6 – Jon Rauch (RP)
  • 7 – Matt Guerrier (RP)
  • 8 – Jesse Crain (RP)
  • 9 – Clay Condrey (RP)
  • 10 – Jose Mijares (RP)
  • 11 – Pat Neshek (RP)
  • 12 – Glen Perkins (SP/RP)
  • Brian Duensing (SP/RP)
  • Anthony Swarzak (SP/RP)
  • Mike Maroth (SP/RP)
  • Jeff Manship (SP/RP)
  • Anthony Slama (RP)
  • Kyle Waldrop (P)
  • Alex Burnett (P)
  • Rob Delaney (P)
  • Joe Nathan (P) ***Due to Injury***
  • Deolis Guerra (P)
  • Loek Van Mil (P)
  • Jose Lugo (P)
  • 13 – Joe Mauer (C)
    14 – Jose Morales (C)
    Drew Butera (C)
    Wilson Ramos (C)

Danny Lehmann (C)
Jair Fernandez (C)
Daniel Rams (C)
15 – Justin Morneau (1B)
16 – Orlando Hudson (2B)
17 – J.J. Hardy (SS)
18 – Brendan Harris (3B)
19 – Nick Punto (IF)
20 – Jim Thome (1B/DH/PH)
21 – Alexi Casilla (IF)
Matt Tolbert (IF)
Danny Valencia (3B)
Luke Hughes (IF)
Trevor Plouffe (IF)
Brian Dinkelman (IF)
Chris Parmelee (1B/OF)
Brock Peterson (1B)
Toby Gardenhire (IF)
Estarlin de los Santos (IF)
Steve Singleton (IF)
22 – Delmon Young (OF)
23 – Denard Span (OF)
24 – Michaeld Cuddyer (OF)
25 – Jason Kubel (DH/OF)
Juan Portes (OF)
Jacque Jones (OF)
Ben Revere (OF)
Rene Tosoni (OF)

The first cuts of spring are reflected here, which has resulted in some minor shifting at the bottom of the positional rankings.  The biggest shift is a change in a member of my projected 25-man roster — nobody is playing particularly well in the battle for the extra infield slot, but given that Matt Tolbert has particularly struggled and that Alexi Casilla is out of options while Tolbert isn’t (and Casilla doesn’t appear to be going anywhere in a trade, not having played well enough to really prove his worth to anyone), I’m now projecting that Casilla will get the last roster spot over Tolbert.

I’ve also moved Juan Portes to the fifth outfielder spot — still off the roster but in position to possibly make a run at a roster spot if Casilla, Tolbert, and the rest continue to struggle and the Twins decide they want an extra outfielder with some pop.


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