Projected A’s, River Cats, RockHounds, Ports & Snappers Opening Day Rosters

**4/1 UPDATE: Official opening day rosters for all the A’s minor league affiliates are here…

SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS

Catchers – Vogt, Ortiz

Infielders – Freiman, Aliotti, Martinez, Carrithers, Elmore, Nakajima

Outfielders – Peterson, Matthes, Goebbert, Crumbliss

Starting Pitchers – Blanton, Leon, Lindblom, Buschmann, Murphy

Relief Pitchers – Humber, Hooker, McBryde, Flores, Smyth, Nieve, Savery, Berger

(+Rodriguez – Rehab Assignment)

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS

Catchers – Lipkin, Taylor

Infielders – Muncy, Coleman, Ladendorf, Russell, Marte, Head

Outfielders – Burns, Myers, Oberacker, Whitaker

Starting Pitchers – Neal, Granier, Alcantara, Peters, Jensen

Relief Pitchers – Werner, Urlaub, Gailey, Dull, Hassebrock, Frankoff, Long, Castillo, Smith

STOCKTON PORTS

Catchers – Maxwell, Gorton

Infielders – Olson, Pinder, Kirkland, Robertson, Nunez, Healy

Outfielders – Crocker, Robinson, Shipman, McKinney

Starting Pitchers – Correa, Bowman, Streich, Haviland, Sanburn

Relief Pitchers – Atherton, Ynoa, Joseph, Doolittle, Healy, Hall, House, Duran, Barfield

BELOIT SNAPPERS

Catchers – Pohl, Paz

Infielders – Huck, Mercedes, Pan, Roberts, Vollmuth, Soto

Outfielders – Boyd, Brugman, Marincov, Mathews. Powell

Starting Pitchers – Covey, Finnegan, Herrera, Trivino, Wahl

Relief Pitchers – Avila, Bragg, Bayless, Sosa, Pudenz, Lamb, Powers, Stalcup

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*3/31 UPDATE: By now, everyone’s certainly heard about the makeup of the A’s opening day roster, but it looks like the River Cats and RockHounds rosters are now pretty much set as well. Here’s how they break down…

SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS

Catchers – Vogt, Montz, Ortiz

Infielders – Freiman, Aliotti, Nakajima, Elmore, Carrithers, Perez

Outfielders – Peterson, Matthes, Goebbert, Crumbliss

Starting Pitchers – Leon, Lindblom, Buschmann, Murphy

(+Pomeranz once Cook returns from the DL)

Relief Pitchers – Humber, Hooker, McBryde, Flores, Smyth, Nieve, Savery, Berger

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS

Catchers – Lipkin, Taylor

Infielders – Muncy, Coleman, Ladendorf, Russell, Marte, Head

Outfielder – Burns, Myers, Oberacker, Whitaker

Starting Pitchers – Neal, Granier, Alcantara, Peters, Jensen

Relief Pitchers – Werner, Urlaub, Gailey, Dull, Hassebrock, Frankoff, Long, Castillo, Smith

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arDSC02964exMajor and minor league rosters for the A’s and their affiliates have not yet been officially announced. Keeping in mind that the organization typically carries 13 pitchers and 12 position players on most minor league rosters, here’s our best educated guess as to how each team’s opening day roster is likely to look. The assumption is still that outfielder Michael Taylor and catcher Chris Gimenez will both either be traded or claimed off waivers. If either ends up remaining in the organization, then those behind them will end up getting knocked down a notch. But there still appears to be an overload of position players at Double-A Midland. And if a couple of players at Midland or Sacramento don’t end up being added to the disabled list before the season starts, then a couple of cuts will have to be made. It’s also expected that outfielder Craig Gentry and reliever Ryan Cook will be activated from the disabled list after the first five games of the regular season, which should result in Sam Fuld and Joe Savery (assuming he makes the roster over Drew Pomeranz) being sent to Sacramento.

 

OAKLAND A’S

–HITTERS–

John Jaso C

Derek Norris C

Josh Donaldson 3B

Jed Lowrie SS

Eric Sogard 2B

Nick Punto 2B-SS

Daric Barton 1B

Alberto Callaspo 1B-3B

Brandon Moss 1B-DH

Yoenis Cespedes OF

Coco Crisp OF

Josh Reddick OF

Sam Fuld OF

(Craig Gentry OF – DL)

–STARTERS–

Sonny Gray RHP

Scott Kazmir RHP

Dan Straily RHP

Jesse Chavez RHP

Tommy Milone LHP

(A.J. Griffin RHP – DL)

(Jarrod Parker RHP – DL)

–RELIEVERS–

Jim Johnson RHP

Luke Gregerson RHP

Dan Otero RHP

Evan Scribner RHP

Sean Doolittle LHP

Fernando Abad LHP

Joe Savery LHP

(Ryan Cook RHP – DL)

(Fernando Rodriguez RHP – DL)

(Eric O’Flaherty LHP – DL)

 

SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS

–HITTERS–

Stephen Vogt C

Ryan Ortiz C

Luke Montz C-DH

Nate Freiman 1B-DH

Anthony Aliotti 1B-DH

Hiro Nakajima 3B-SS-2B

Jake Elmore SS-2B-3B

Jose Martinez 2B-SS-3B

Alden Carrithers OF-2B

Kent Matthes OF

Shane Peterson OF

Jake Goebbert OF

(Dusty Brown C – DL)

[Chris Gimenez C – Out Of Options / Traded or Claimed Off Waivers]

[Michael Taylor OF – Out Of Options / Traded or Claimed Off Waivers]

–STARTERS–

Drew Pomeranz LHP

Josh Lindblom RHP

Arnold Leon RHP

Matt Buschmann RHP

Zach Neal RHP

–RELIEVERS–

Fernando Nieve RHP

Philip Humber RHP

Deryk Hooker RHP

Jeremy McBryde RHP

Jose Flores RHP

Paul Smyth RHP

Andrew Werner LHP

Jeff Urlaub LHP

 

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS

(With an abundance of position players at Midland, 2 would have to be cut from this roster unless there are other players who are added to the DL at Midland or Sacramento)

–HITTERS–

Ryan Lipkin C

Beau Taylor C

Addison Russell SS

Darwin Perez 2B-SS

Dusty Coleman 2B-SS

Max Muncy 1B

Jefry Marte 3B

Miles Head 3B-1B

Tyler Ladendorf IF-OF

Billy Burns OF

Conner Crumbliss OF

D’Arby Myers OF

Chad Oberacker OF

Josh Whitaker OF

–STARTERS–

Murphy Smith RHP

Sean Murphy RHP

Drew Granier RHP

Raul Alcantara RHP

Tanner Peters RHP

–RELIEVERS–

Jesus Castillo RHP

Nate Long RHP

Ryan Dull RHP

Blake Hassebrock RHP

Seth Frankoff RHP

Jonathan Joseph RHP

Frank Gailey LHP

Trey Barham LHP

 

STOCKTON PORTS

–HITTERS–

Bruce Maxwell C

Phil Pohl C

Matt Olson 1B

Antonio Lamas 2B

Daniel Robertson SS

Renato Nunez 3B

Wade Kirkland 2B-SS

B.A. Vollmuth 3B-1B

Bobby Crocker OF

Myrio Richard OF

Dusty Robinson OF

Rashun Dixon OF

–STARTERS–

Chris Jensen RHP

Manny Correa RHP

Josh Bowman RHP

Seth Streich RHP

Nolan Sanburn / Shawn Haviland RHP

–RELIEVERS–

Nolan Sanburn / Shawn Haviland RHP

Tim Atherton RHP

Michael Ynoa RHP

Tucker Healy RHP

Austin House RHP

Ryan Doolittle RHP

Jeremy Barfield LHP

Omar Duran LHP

 

BELOIT SNAPPERS

–HITTERS–

Nick Rickles C

Ryan Gorton C

Ryan Huck 1B

Melvin Mercedes 2B

Chad Pinder SS

Ryon Healy 3B

Sam Roberts IF

Billy McKinney OF

Aaron Shipman OF

Ryan Mathews OF

Brett Vertigan OF

B.J. Boyd OF

–STARTERS–

Brent Powers LHP

Andres Avila RHP

Dylan Covey RHP

Kyle Finnegan RHP

Ronald Herrera RHP

–RELIEVERS–

Lou Trivino RHP

Kris Hall RHP

Bobby Wahl RHP

Chris Kohler LHP

Chris Lamb LHP

Sam Bragg RHP

Dominique Vattuone RHP

Trevor Bayless RHP

 

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7 comments for “Projected A’s, River Cats, RockHounds, Ports & Snappers Opening Day Rosters

  1. wes hofmann
    March 27, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Noticed a small error on A’s starters listing Eric Chavez and not Jesse. Also, I know TJ Walz retired…did James Simmons retire as well?

  2. justin
    March 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

    How’d you figure the lower levels? Throwing a dart at the rosters? Where’s overton, stalcup and Dayton Alexander?

    • March 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Exactly too many pitchers are missing here…. Its messed up if they have them go to Extended Spring Training….. They probably did throw darts at the rosters…. some of these pitchers that are not in the rosters have had great a great Spring Training… where is Lee Sosa the flamethrower ? these are projections, like the draft basically… we must wait and see what they decide…

  3. March 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Where does Lee Sosa fall into this mix? EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING AGAIN??????? He’s been having an awesome Spring Training and has shown immense improvements…..Incredible#

  4. March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Why do you see Wahl and Kohler as relievers? I thought they were going to be starters.

    • March 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      They hadn’t pitched a whole lot in the spring, so I think they may want to take it easy with them and slowly stretch them out a bit. They often flip flop guys between the rotation and the bullpen at Beloit depending on how their arms are feeling. But they’re both likely to end up being used as starters.

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