I wanted to do this roster last because it’s my understanding that it’s the last roster to be finalized, but decided to stick with the high-to-low order that I established with the first two parts.
As alluded in the previous installment, Potomac had several pitchers spend time in both the ‘pen and the starting rotation last season, but only one seems likely to me to get the call to Harrisburg. The rest will either repeat, spend time in
purgatory extended Spring, or will be released. I’m not inclined to make calls on the latter, but I will say that these folks are relatively safe.
|Robbie Ray||Paul Applebee||Neil Holland|
|Matt Grace||Matt Swynenberg||Rob Wort|
|Brian Dupra||Ryan Demmin||Ben Graham|
|Alex Meyer||Trevor Holder||Dean Weaver|
|Kyle Winters||Mitchell Clegg|
About the only column I’m confident in is the relievers. Not that they’ll stick, but if they make an Opening Day roster, that’s how they’ll be used. Generally speaking, I think the younger swingmen have a better chance of making it back into the rotation, but as you can see, there are a lot of SPs to contend with.
As teased yesterday, the two 2011 draft picks that I feel have a chance of making it to Woodbridge in April are Alex Meyer and Brian Dupra. That’s probably too aggressive for Meyer, but I felt like taking a gamble with one of the late signs and Meyer seemed the best choice. Dupra is simply another gut choice: I feel like one of the Auburn collegiate picks is going skip western Maryland.
Next up: The fourth and final installment in this exercise of looking at the pitching candidates for Hagerstown.