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Fanpost Friday: Give us your Arizona Diamondbacks 25-man Opening Day roster

With Cactus League play starting tomorrow, how close can you get to predicting the Opening Day roster?

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To see if we can generate some more interaction, we’ll be running Fanpost Fridays, at least through spring training - if the response is good, these will then continue once the regular season starts up. The aim is to pose a question, and have people answer it in the form of a Fanpost. Well-formed ones will then be promoted to the front page and featured on the site over the weekend, and you may even find yourself in Google News. Please also read and, as appropriate, recommend any submitted Fanposts.

The issue: Who will be on the Opening Day roster?

Let’s start off with the possible candidates, broken down by position - in a format helpfully suitable for copy-pasting into your answer! The first block in each section are the 40-man candidates, the second are the non-roster invitees. So if you add anyone from the second groups to your Opening Day roster, remember to say which of the current 40-man squad will be DFA’d to make room for them...

# 	Name 			B/T 	Ht 	Wt 	DOB
Pitchers
70 	Anthony Banda 		L/L 	6'2" 	190lbs 	8/10/93
33 	Jake Barrett 		R/R 	6'2" 	240lbs 	7/22/91
61 	Silvino Bracho 		R/R 	5'10" 	190lbs 	7/17/92
25 	Archie Bradley 		R/R 	6'4" 	225lbs 	8/10/92
36 	Enrique Burgos 		R/R 	6'4" 	250lbs 	11/23/90
40 	Andrew Chafin 		R/L 	6'2" 	225lbs 	6/17/90
46 	Patrick Corbin 		L/L 	6'3" 	210lbs 	7/19/89
48 	Randall Delgado 	R/R 	6'4" 	220lbs 	2/9/90
52 	Zack Godley 		R/R 	6'3" 	240lbs 	4/21/90
21 	Zack Greinke 		R/R 	6'2" 	200lbs 	10/21/83
32 	Steve Hathaway 		L/L 	6'1" 	185lbs 	9/13/90
53 	Tyler Jones 		R/R 	6'4" 	240lbs 	9/5/89
55 	Matt Koch 		L/R 	6'3" 	215lbs 	11/2/90
50 	Evan Marshall 		R/R 	6'2" 	225lbs 	4/18/90
26 	Shelby Miller 		R/R 	6'3" 	225lbs 	10/10/90
38 	Robbie Ray 		L/L 	6'2" 	195lbs 	10/1/91
56 	Fernando Rodney 	R/R 	5'11" 	230lbs 	3/18/77
68 	Jimmie Sherfy 		R/R 	6'0" 	175lbs 	12/27/91
34 	Braden Shipley 		R/R 	6'1" 	190lbs 	2/22/92
99 	Taijuan Walker 		R/R 	6'4" 	235lbs 	8/13/92

58 	Erik Davis 		R/R 	6'3" 	205lbs 	10/8/86
59 	Jorge De La Rosa 	L/L 	6'1" 	215lbs 	4/5/81
12 	Rubby De La Rosa 	R/R 	6'0" 	210lbs 	3/4/89
67 	Miller Diaz 		R/R 	6'1" 	230lbs 	6/22/92
75 	Frank Duncan 		R/R 	6'4" 	215lbs 	1/30/92
72 	Daniel Gibson 		R/L 	6'3" 	215lbs 	10/16/91
60 	J.J. Hoover 		R/R 	6'3" 	240lbs 	8/13/87
45 	Kevin Jepsen 		R/R 	6'3" 	235lbs 	7/26/84
65 	Joey Krehbiel 		R/R 	6'2" 	185lbs 	12/20/92
15 	Brian Matusz 		L/L 	6'5" 	190lbs 	2/11/87
63 	Jared Miller 		L/L 	6'7" 	240lbs 	8/21/93
64 	Yuhei Nakaushiro 	L/L 	6'0" 	160lbs 	9/17/89
47 	Keyvius Sampson 	R/R 	6'2" 	225lbs 	1/6/91
62 	Josh Taylor 		L/L 	6'5" 	225lbs 	3/2/93
54 	Tom Wilhelmsen 		R/R 	6'6" 	220lbs 	12/16/83

Catchers
28 	Oscar Hernandez 	R/R 	6'1" 	230lbs 	7/9/93
10 	Chris Herrmann 		L/R 	6'0" 	200lbs 	11/24/87
8 	Chris Iannetta 		R/R 	6'0" 	230lbs 	4/8/83
2 	Jeff Mathis 		R/R 	6'0" 	205lbs 	3/31/83

37 	Hank Conger 		S/R 	6'2" 	220lbs 	1/29/88
29 	Josh Thole 		L/R 	6'1" 	205lbs 	10/28/86

Infield
13 	Nick Ahmed 		R/R 	6'2" 	195lbs 	3/15/90
3 	Daniel Descalso 	L/R 	5'10" 	190lbs 	10/19/86
27 	Brandon Drury 		R/R 	6'2" 	210lbs 	8/21/92
44 	Paul Goldschmidt 	R/R 	6'3" 	225lbs 	9/10/87
22 	Jake Lamb 		L/R 	6'3" 	215lbs 	10/9/90
74 	Domingo Leyba 		S/R 	5'11" 	160lbs 	9/11/95
71 	Dawel Lugo 		R/R 	6'0" 	190lbs 	12/31/94
4 	Ketel Marte 		S/R 	6'1" 	165lbs 	10/12/93
16 	Chris Owings 		R/R 	5'10" 	185lbs 	8/12/91
76 	Jack Reinheimer 	R/R 	6'1" 	185lbs 	7/19/92
73 	Ildemaro Vargas 	S/R 	6'0" 	170lbs 	7/16/91

14 	Kristopher Negron 	R/R 	6'0" 	190lbs 	2/1/86

Outfield
19 	Socrates Brito 		L/L 	6'2" 	205lbs 	9/6/92
41 	Jeremy Hazelbaker 	L/R 	6'3" 	190lbs 	8/14/87
6 	David Peralta 		L/L 	6'1" 	210lbs 	8/14/87
11 	A.J. Pollock 		R/R 	6'1" 	195lbs 	12/5/87
24 	Yasmany Tomas 		R/R 	6'2" 	250lbs 	11/14/90

31 	Oswaldo Arcia 		L/R 	6'0" 	225lbs 	5/9/91
5 	Gregor Blanco 		L/L 	5'11" 	175lbs 	12/24/83
66 	Reymond Fuentes 	L/L 	6'0" 	160lbs 	2/12/91
30 	Jason Pridie 		L/R 	6'1" 	205lbs 	10/9/83

As well as a list of the actual players, I’d love to hear reasons for your choices and how you decided the various position battles. Over the past week, we’ve looked at a number of the questions which will need to be answered by the team over Spring Training. As a reminder, here they are:

  1. Figuring out the bullpen
  2. The 5th starter
  3. Setting a shortstop
  4. Meet the Manager
  5. Catching on
  6. The fourth outfield man

If you feel there are other topics of significance that you addressed, be sure to bring those up too. It’ll be interesting to see who ends up getting the closest to Torey Lovullo’s actual 25-man roster on Opening Day...

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