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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Farmstros Predicts November 18

The Astros have one month from today to finalize their 40-man roster, clarifying who will be protected in December's Rule 5 Draft. The club has already made steps towards that end by outrighting six players off of the 40-man roster in the last several days. Following is my predicition of who will be on once Ed Wade turns in his final paperwork on November 15.

Well, don't I feel unprofessional? I just did some searching only to find out that the deadline to set the 40-man roster is November 18 NOT November 15.

Pitchers
Fernando Abad, 26(age as of April 6, 2012)
Juan Abreu, 26
David Carpenter, 26
Paul Clemens, 24
Jorge DeLeon, 24
Enerio Del Rosario, 26
Dayan Diaz, 23
Sergio Escalona, 27
J.A. Happ, 29
Lucas Harrell, 26
Wilton Lopez, 28
Jordan Lyles, 21
Brandon Lyon, 32
Mark Melancon, 27
Brett Myers, 31
Bud Norris, 27
Aneury Rodriguez, 24
Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., 27
Wandy Rodriguez, 33
Henry Sosa, 26
Henry Villar, 24
Wesley Wright, 27

Catchers
Jason Castro, 24
Humberton Quintero, 32
Craig Tatum, 29

Infielders
Jose Altuve, 21
Clint Barmes, 33
Matt Downs, 28
Kody Hinze, 24
Chris Johnson, 27
Carlos Lee, 36
Jimmy Paredes, 23
Angel Sanchez, 28
Brett Wallace, 25

Outfielders
Brian Bogusevic, 28
Jason Bourgeois, 30
J.D. Martinez, 24
Jordan Schafer, 25
J.B. Shuck, 24

NOTE: This roster assumes a few things: Castro, Escalona and Lyon return from the 60-day disabled list. Clint Barmes is re-signed. To make room for the additions of Clemens, Diaz, and Hinze, Jason Michaels leaves as a free agent, and Carlos Corporan and Arcenio Leon are outrighted. My predicted roster has 38 players on it. This leaves two spots for the Astros to make Rule 5 picks.

10/29/2011 NOTE: Houston claimed Craig Tatum on waivers yesterday. He is on the 40-man roster. His addition would still leave one extra spot on roster for a Rule 5 pick based on my previous predictions. Bubble guys who may be cleared out: Angel Sanchez and Henry Villar.

11/8/2011 NOTE: With just one week to go, Bixler has been added and Barmes is gone as a free agent. I haven't altered my original prediction. I am curious to see what happens with Hinze and Paul Clemens.

3 comments:

Brian West said...

No love for Andy Van Hekken?

Brian West said...

FWIW Budd Norris is not 31.

farmstros said...

I think if the Astros thought Van Hekken fit into their plan, he would have been on the 40-man long ago. Apparently, he doesn't.