San Diego Padres: Organization 25-man roster projections: Tri-City Dust Devils

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 06: Manager Andy Green
PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 06: Manager Andy Green /

Tonight, we begin our projections of the minor league 25-man rosters with a look at the short-season Tri-City Dust Devils.

You think projecting a major league line-up is easy? Try and guess a minor league one. Well, that’s exactly what we’re about to do. Starting with the San Diego Padres short-season A-ball team, the Tri-City Dust Devils.

This will be a normal 25-man roster. It will have twelve pitchers: five starting pitchers, one long man/spot starter, and six relief options.

The line-up will be a starting eight, with a five-man bench. The bench will have a backup catcher, one infielder, one utility player, and two outfielders.

We will start with the short-season Tri-City affiliate because starting with this team, every affiliate through the triple A-El Paso Chihuahuas franchise has a very good chance at contending for a post-season berth this year.

With this being a short-season team, it makes it the hardest to project. You have four teams rosters to choose from. Two rookie-level teams in Arizona, leftover options from this team last year, and the Full-Season Fort Wayne Tin Caps roster.

Having that many options to choose from and starting from the bottom up is hard, but at least it gives me a good base to start with. Especially when filling out the benches for each team.

Friar faithful here is my projected roster for the 2018 San Diego Padres short-season team, the Tri-City Dust Devils.

25-man roster:

Starting rotation:

1) RH-Emmanuel Ramirez

2) RH-Ronald Bolanos

3) RH-Henry Henry

4) RH-Luis Patino

5) LH-Ramon Perez

Spot Starter/Long Man

LH-Osvaldo Hernandez

Relief options:

MR-Cole Bellinger-RH

MR-Travis Radke-LH

MR-Elliot Ashbeck-RH

SU-Trevor Megill-RH

SU-Dalton Erb-RH

CL-Wilmer Torres-RH


C-Luis Campusano

1B-Justin Paulsen

2B-Deion Tansel

3B-Luis Almanzar

SS-Jordy Barley

LF-Angel Santos

CF-Tirso Ornelas

RF-Luis Asuncion


C-Blake Hunt

IF-Olivier Basabe

Utility-Jonny Homza

OF-Josh Magee

OF-Tre Carter

Next up:  Fort Wayne Tin Caps

Next: What do the Padres do with Josh Naylor?

Meet your 2018 Opening Day Tri-City Dust Devils. Please let me know what your comments, thoughts, and opinions on this roster are. What would you do differently, if anything?