Predictions for the Red Sox Opening Day roster.
Finally, we can now say there will 100% be a baseball season in the year 2020. While at some times it seemed impossible to happen, the MLB and MLBPA have essentially settled all disagreements. There will be a 60-game season that starts July 23 or 24, with players reporting to Spring Training 2 as early as July 1.
Teams will have the ability to start the season with a 30-man roster instead of a 25-man roster for a normal baseball season. Major League teams will have to trim their 30-man roster to 28 by the 15th day of the season and to 26 by the 29th day of the season.
While injuries or COVID-19 might settle some of the competition to guarantee a spot on the 26-man roster, others will have to battle it out until the very end of the first month of the shortened season.
With the Red Sox 2020 Opening Day 30-man roster not confirmed yet, let’s take a look at who I think will make the team to start the 2020 season on July 24th:
Rotation (5): Eduardo Rodriguez, Nathan Eovaldi, Martin Perez, Ryan Weber, Collin McHugh
Bullpen (10): Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Josh Taylor, Darwinzon Hernandez, Heath Hembree, Marcus Walden, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Josh Osich
Catchers (3): Christian Vazquez, Kevin Plawecki, Jonathan Lucroy
Infielders (7): Mitch Moreland, Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts, Jose Peraza, Tzu-Wei Lin, Jonathan Arauz
Outfielders (4): Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Kevin Pillar, Alex Verdugo
Designated hitter (1): JD Martinez