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Padres Opening Day Roster Projection #1

Football season is over so you know what that means!

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San Diego Padres pitchers and catchers who are participating in the World Baseball Classic are reporting to Spring Training today so the offseason is unofficially over. Plenty of things could happen between now and Opening Day but I’m going to try to predict the 26-man roster for the first time this year. Feel free to do your own!


Austin Nola, Luis Campusano


Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, Ha-Seong Kim, Jake Cronenworth, Brandon Dixon


Juan Soto, Trent Grisham, Adam Engel, David Dahl

Designated Hitters

Matt Carpenter, Nelson Cruz

Starting Pitchers

Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Blake Snell, Nick Martinez, Seth Lugo

Relief Pitchers

Josh Hader, Robert Suarez, Luis Garcia, Drew Pomeranz, Tim Hill, Steven Wilson, Adrian Morejon, Jose Lopez

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