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Predict the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day roster:

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Woo-hoo! Pitchers and catchers report next week! So, let's celebrate by another SnakePit contest: predict the players you think will make it onto the Opening Day roster

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Here are the rules:

  1. Some players are more likely to be on the roster than others.
  2. To this end, I'll be splitting the 40-man roster into five groups: the dead-certs, the highly likelys, the likelys, the possibles and the long shots.
  3. You get one point if you pick a dead-cert (say, Paul Goldschmidt) and he makes the roster; two for a highly likely, and so on down to five for a long shot.
  4. You pick 10 players who will be on the Opening Day roster: TWO FROM EACH GROUP
  5. You also get a wild-card slot, for a player not on the 40-man currently. This can be a non-roster invitee, a currently unsigned free agent, etc. 10 point jackpot if they make the Opening Day roster!
  6. Most points (40 total max) across the 11 total choices wins... nothing at all, except the respect of your peers.
  7. Obviously, any signing announcement, trade, etc. removes that player from wild-card capability.
  8. Anyone removed from the 40-man roster, remains in their original group.
  9. Entries close when pitchers and catchers report on Feb 17.
  10. To enter, just copy and paste the appropriate lines from the lists below into a comment. You will have ten choices like that. Then, type the first and last name of your wild-card entry.
  11. Any entries that don't do so, have over 11 entries, more than two from each group, or break any o may be rejected at my whim. I'm spreadsheeting this, so yeah - format matters.
  12. Again: TWO FROM EACH GROUP

Here are the lists, there was some fudging around the edges for the purposes of game balance, so don't get hung up on who is in what group. This is just for fun, dammit!

Dead-certs
  • Welington Castillo (1)
  • Patrick Corbin (1)
  • Paul Goldschmidt (1)
  • Zack Greinke (1)
  • Daniel Hudson (1)
  • David Peralta (1)
  • A.J. Pollock (1)
  • Brad Ziegler (1)
Highly-likely
  • Andrew Chafin (2)
  • Josh Collmenter (2)
  • Randall Delgado (2)
  • Jake Lamb (2)
  • Shelby Miller (2)
  • Robbie Ray (2)
  • Jean Segura (2)
  • Yasmany Tomas (2)
Likely
  • Nick Ahmed (3)
  • Silvino Bracho (3)
  • Socrates Brito (3)
  • Enrique Burgos (3)
  • Brandon Drury (3)
  • Phil Gosselin (3)
  • Rubby De La Rosa (3)
  • Chris Owings (3)
Possible
  • Archie Bradley (4)
  • Zack Godley (4)
  • Cody Hall (4)
  • Oscar Hernandez (4)
  • Chris Herrmann (4)
  • Evan Marshall (4)
  • Peter O'Brien (4)
  • Matt Reynolds (4)
Long shots
  • Jake Barrett (5)
  • Tuffy Gosewisch (5)
  • Gabby Guerrero (5)
  • Keith Hessler (5)
  • Matt Koch (5)
  • Dominic Leone (5)
  • Will Locante (5)
  • Tyler Wagner (5)