My projected 25-man roster

Not that this is a final list, but for entertainment purposes, here is my projected 25-man roster. Keep in mind, I still think the club could make a move for a left-handed reliever, perhaps up until Opening Day or a few days into the season.

Again, this isn’t what the team has announced. That actually could come as early as Friday. For now, to play GM for a night, here is what I’m predicting of those players left in camp:

C — John Baker, Ronny Paulino
1B — Jorge Cantu, Ross Gload
2B — Dan Uggla, Andy Gonzalez
SS — Hanley Ramirez, Andy Gonzalez
3B — Emilio Bonifacio, Wes Helms
LF — Jeremy Hermida
CF — Cameron Maybin
RF — Cody Ross, Brett Carroll

Ricky Nolasco
Josh Johnson
Chris Volstad
Anibal Sanchez

Matt Lindstrom (closer)
Leo Nunez
Logan Kensing
Kiko Calero
Renyel Pinto
Dan Meyer
Andrew Miller
Hayden Penn


Alfredo Amezaga

FYI regarding Penn. Some feel the Marlins could try sneaking him through waivers. From what I hear, he wouldn’t clear, so I expect him to stay in a long relief role for a little while.


— Joe Frisaro


Hey Joe,

Looks pretty good. Three players that I really did not think was going to make the club when they were originally signed – Calero, Meyer, and Gonzalez. Just a few questions: what is your take on Andy Gonzalez – do you think he will make a good backup? What about Calero and Meyer? Also, who might the Marlins be looking at as a lefty reliever? Thank you — and you’ve been doing a GREAT job following the Marlins, not only this year but in years passed as well!!!

Andy Gonzalez literally came out of nowhere. He even was away at the Classic for about two weeks, and he played well for Puerto Rico. He plays all the infield spots. His stay, if he makes it, may only be until Amezaga is off the DL. Calero has done a nice job. Maybe he is this year’s Joe Nelson. Meyer clearly has to prove he can handle the role. I wouldn’t be surprised if another lefty arrives in the next few days.

You should add Scott Proctor to the DL list.
Looks like Carlos Martinez is the odd man out in the bullpen, though I was surprised to see him reinstated to the 40 man roster in the first place. He saw a lot of action this spring; but given his long history of injuries, I’m sure he would clear waivers if the Marlins want him in New Orleans (and he is willing to go)

True about Proctor. For this post, I was looking more at the short term. Amezaga is almost ready and he conceivably could be on the Opening Day roster. Proctor, meanwhile, is at least a month away. This was pretty much a quick look at the OD roster, not all the candidates for the DL. Proctor says he hopes to be ready by May 1, but that is purely an educated guess. I still think we can some some last-minute movement. Or early in the season movement. A year ago, Wes Helms joined the team within a few days of the opener.

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