Spring Training roster breakdown …

Sixty-seven players will be at Spring Training camp for the Angels this year, and a lot of them will be fighting for the six out of 25 active-roster spots that are open — fifth starter, two bullpen spots and three bench spots.

Here’s a categorical breakdown of how it looks (at least to me) …

LOCKS

Rotation

1st: Jered Weaver
2nd: C.J. Wilson
3rd: Garrett Richards
4th: Hector Santiago
5th: ???

Bullpen

CL: Ernesto Frieri
SU: Joe Smith
SU: Sean Burnett
MR: Dane De La Rosa
MR: Kevin Jepsen
MR: ???
LH: ???

Starters

C: Chris Iannetta/Hank Conger
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Howie Kendrick
3B: David Freese
SS: Erick Aybar
LF: Josh Hamilton
CF: Mike Trout
RF: Kole Calhoun
DH: Raul Ibanez

Bench

INF: ???
OF: ???
LHH: ???

COMPETING

Fifth starter

RH Joe Blanton
LH Wade LeBlanc
LH Mark Mulder
LH Tyler Skaggs

Two bullpen spots

LH Buddy Boshers
RH Ryan Brasier
LH Robert Carson
RH Michael Kohn
RH Brandon Lyon
LH Brian Moran
LH Clay Rapada
RH Cory Rasmus
RH Fernando Salas
RH Josh Wall

Utility infielder

INF Tommy Field
INF John McDonald
INF Andrew Romine

Two other bench spots

OF Brennan Boesch
OF Collin Cowgill
INF Grant Green
1B Carlos Pena
OF J.B. Shuck
3B/1B Ian Stewart
3B/1B Chad Tracy

PROSPECTS

OF Zach Borenstein
3B Kaleb Cowart
1B C.J. Cron
SP Hunter Green
3B Luis Jimenez
2B Taylor Lindsey
RP Nick Maronde
RP Michael Morin
SP Michael Roth
SP Mark Sappington
SS Eric Stamets
2B Alex Yarbrough

MINOR LEAGUE DEPTH

C Jett Bandy
SP Yeiper Castillo
C Anderson De La Rosa
SP Jarrett Grube
C John Hester
OF Matt Long
C Luis Martinez
1B Efren Navarro
UT Shawn O’Malley
SP Matt Shoemaker
C Yorvit Torrealba
SP Justin Thomas

Alden

1 Comment

Are some of the guys on the list really better than Brad Hawpe and Chris Nelson?

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