San Diego Padres: 2018 25-man roster projections

DENVER, CO - APRIL 10: (R-L) Manager Andy Green
DENVER, CO - APRIL 10: (R-L) Manager Andy Green /

For the purpose of this article, we will look at the San Diego Padre organizations 2018 25-man roster projections, from the big leagues all the way to the short season affiliate in Tri-City.

Having done an article each on the decisions and predictions of the Friar franchise, I’ve been able to come up with a projected roster for the above affiliates.

A five man starting rotation, One Spot-Starter/Long Man, and six relief options. One closer, two setup men, and three other relief options to choose from. Which gives us a twelve man pitching staff.

On the player side of things we will go with a projected starting eight and five bench options. One catcher, one infielder, one utility, and two outfielders. Which makes for thirteen positional choices.

My previous articles have stressed how much depth the system has assembled for the Friar Faithful. It also shows how tough the decisions will be this hot stove season. It would be foolish of me to think the front office will not make more moves.

If this important year of development has taught us anything, is that a lot can change in a year. Who would have thought this time last year that Fernando Tats Jr. would be the clear-cut candidate for the franchise annual “shortstop of the future” tag?

This could be an off-season of trading away some of the excess the team has in the outfield, and at second and third base .Otherwise players who deserve promotions could be starting the year where they finished or repeating levels they have dominated.

That is why they don’t have to bring in too many free agent fillers like in years past. Due to that extensive depth. But it is a given they will.

This 2018 25 man roster projections will go to show not just the depth, but the talent too. The tough choices being made between now and spring time will be franchise altering.

San Diego Padres 25-man roster

Starting Pitching:

1)-Dinelson Lamet

2)-Luis Perdomo

3)-Robbie Erlin

4)-Colin Rea

5)-Matt Strahm

Spot Starter/Long Man:

Travis Wood


RP-Jose Torres

RP-Kirby Yates

RP-Carter Capps

SU-Buddy Baumann

SU-Craig Stammen

CP-Brad Hand

Starting Eight Position Players:

C-Austin Hedges

1B-Will Myers

2B-Carlos Asuaje

SS-Yangervis Solarte

3B-Cory Spangenberg

LF-Alex Dickerson

CF-Manuel Margot

RF-Hunter Renfroe


C-Hector Sánchez

IF-Dusty Coleman

Utility-Jose Pirela

OF-Travis Jankowski

OF-Matt Szczur

AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas

Starting Pitching:

1)-Joey Lucchesi

2)-Christian Friedrich

3)-Jarred Cosart

4)-Walter Lockett

5)-Chris Huffman

Spot Starter/Long Man:

Bryan Rodriguez


RP-Kevin Quackenbush

RP-Jason Jester

RP-Adam Cimber

SU-Kyle McGrath

SU-Cory Mazzoni

CP-Phil Maton

Starting Eight:

C-Rocky Gale

1B-Christian Villanueva

2B-Luis Urias

SS-Jose Rondon

3B-Ryan Schimpf

LF-Jabari Blash

CF-Franchy Cordero

RF-Franmil Reyes


C-Tony Cruz

IF-Casey McElroy

Utility-Diego Goris

OF-Nick Buss

OF-Rafael Ortega

AA-San Antonio Missions

Starting Pitching:

1)-Brett Kennedy

2)-Eric Lauer

3)-Enyel De Los Santos

4)-Cal Quantrill

5)-Kyle Lloyd

Spot Starter/Long Man:

Jake Esch


RP-Brad Wieck

RP-Cesar Vargas

RP-Eric Yardley

SU-Jose Castillo

SU-T.J. Weir

CP-Trey Wingenter

Starting Eight:

C-Austin Allen

1B-Josh Naylor

2B-Noah Perio

SS-Fernando Tatis Jr.

3B-Ty France

LF-Nick Torres

CF-Michael Gettys

RF-Nick Schulz


C-Stephen McGee

IF-Chris Baker

Utility-Fernando Perez

OF-Auston Bousfield

OF-Edwin Moreno

High Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm

Starting Pitching:

1)-Logan Allen

2)-Michel Baez

3)-Adrian Morejon

4)-Jacob Nix

5)-Jesse Scholtens

Spot Starter/Long Man:

Jerry Keel


RP-Thomas Dorminy

RP-Jake Smith

RP-Gerardo Reyes

SU-Yimmi Brasoban

SU-Emmanuel Ramirez

CP-Colby Blueberg

Starting Eight:

C-Kyle Overstreet

1B-Brad Zunica

2B-Javier Guerra

SS-Ruddy Giron

3B-Hudson Potts

LF-Rod Boykin

CF-Buddy Reed

RF-Jorge Ona


C-Luis Torrens

IF-Carlos Belen

Utility-Peter Van Gansen

OF-Tyler Benson

OF-Taylor Kohlwey

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Low Single A-Fort Wayne Tin Caps

Starting Pitching:

1)-Mackenzie Gore

2)-Pedro Avila

3)-Chris Paddack

4)-Miguel Diaz

5)-Reggie Lawson

Spot Starter/Long Man:

Lake Bachar


RP-Adrian De Horta

RP-Travis Radke

RP-David Bednar

SU-Fred Schichtholz

SU-Jose Galindo

CP-Hansel Rodriguez

Starting Eight:

C-Marcus Greene Jr.

1B-G.K. Young

2B-Esteury Ruiz

SS-Allen Cordoba

3B-Eguy Rosario

LF-Robbie Podorsky

CF-Mason House

RF-Luis Asuncion


C-A.J. Kennedy

IF-Reinaldo Ilarraza

Utility-Nate Easley

OF-Tyler Selesky

OF-Jack Suwinski

Short Season Tri-City Dust Devils

Starting Pitching:

1)-Nick Margevicius

2)-Ronald Bolanos

3)-Mason Thompson

4)-Henry Henry

5)-Luis Patino

Spot Starter/Long Man:

Ramon Perez


RP-Elliott Ashbeck

RP-Wilmer Torres

RP-Trevor Megill

SU-Dalton Erb

SU-Jordan Guerrero

CP-Darius Valdez

Starting Eight:

C-Luis Campusano

1B-Blinger Perez

2B-Jordy Barley

SS-Gabriel Arias

3B-Luis Almanzar

LF-Angel Santos

CF-Jeisson Rosario

RF-Tirso Ornelas


C-Blake Hunt

IF-Oliver Basabe

Utility-Jonny Homza

OF-Tre Carter

OF-Josh Magee

There we have it Friar followers, my best guess at what the 2018 25-man roster projections will look like come spring training. Will they go outside the organization to meet more depth? That looks like a forgone conclusion.

With the depth shown in this 2018 25-man roster projections article. It shows there is not a real need to do so however. Why spend more money when the need isn’t truly there.

Next: Dinelson Lamet continues to impress

One thing is for sure however. The talent in addition to the depth makes this organizations off-season one of the more important in the history of the franchise.