I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected.
Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner.
Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke.
Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada and John Buck.
Outfield: Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill and Jordany Valdespin.
Bench: Marlon Byrd, Mike Baxter, Anthony Recker, Omar Quintanilla and Zach Lutz.
I’m not sure about Lutz, but I do hope he makes the cut….
Original Post 3/18
Beat writers took to Twitter after today’s game and began posting their projected Opening Day lineups. With the reality now setting in that Johan Santana and David Wright could start the season on the DL, here is my projection for our opening day lineup as well as our 25 man roster. My notes follow.
Opening Day Lineup
Jordany Valdespin, 2B
Collin Cowgill, CF
Marlon Byrd, RF