There will surely be some drama surrounding the final 25-man roster the San Diego Padres will finalize before Opening Day. Today we’ll put together our projected group of Friars that will start the season with the big club.
This season there will be a lot of young faces on the field and in the dugout for the San Diego Padres. Some of these players will be familiar to the casual fan while others will be literally faces in the crowd, albeit a small crowd.
Guys like Chase Headley, Freddy Galvis, and Jose Pirela (and even Matt Szczur) need to take the leadership roles that have been bestowed upon them and lead by example. Clayton Richard, Craig Stammen, and Kirby Yates will need to take on the same responsibilities for the Friars young pitchers.
After the starting eight positional players have been chosen by manager Andy Green, the front office and coaching staff will put their heads together and fill out the remaining seventeen roster spots that will be up for grabs.
Young Padres like Franchy Cordero, Carlos Asuaje, and Christian Villanueva are all set to contribute to the 2018 Padres in their own separate ways. The Friars have big expectations for young hurlers Matt Strahm, Dinelson Lamet, and Luis Perdomo, as well.
Follow through the following slides for our Friars on Base projected Opening Day 25-man roster for the San Diego Padres.