Friday, February 19, 2010

The full spring roster

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VIERA, Fla. -- I know many of you asked about specific players and whether they are in camp or not. Rather than address each of those inquiries separately, I figured it would be easier (and more useful for everyone) to post a complete list of all the players and coaches who are in big-league camp this spring.

So, without further ado, here are the 60 players in camp, plus the 20 coaches who are in uniform. Non-roster invitees are listed in italics...

RHP Luis Atilano
RHP Collin Balester
RHP Miguel Batista
RHP Jason Bergmann
RHP Brian Bruney
LHP Sean Burnett
RHP Matt Capps
LHP Matt Chico
RHP Tyler Clippard
LHP Ross Detwiler
LHP Jesse English
LHP Shawn Estes
LHP Victor Garate
LHP Eddie Guardado
RHP Juan Jaime
RHP Logan Kensing
LHP John Lannan
RHP Jason Marquis
RHP J.D. Martin
RHP Shairon Martis
RHP Ryan Mattheus
RHP Garrett Mock
LHP Scott Olsen
RHP Joel Peralta
LHP Atahualpa Severino
LHP Doug Slaten
RHP Ryan Speier
RHP Craig Stammen
RHP Drew Storen
RHP Stephen Strasburg
LHP Aaron Thompson
LHP Ron Villone
RHP Chien-Ming Wang
RHP Tyler Walker
RHP Jordan Zimmermann (60-day DL)

C Jamie Burke
C Jesus Flores
C Devin Ivany
C Wil Nieves
C Derek Norris
C Ivan Rodriguez

INF Eric Bruntlett
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam Dunn
SS/2B Alberto Gonzalez
SS Cristian Guzman
2B Adam Kennedy
1B/3B/OF Mike Morse
2B Pete Orr
1B Josh Whitesell
3B Ryan Zimmerman

OF Roger Bernadina
OF Elijah Dukes
OF Chris Duncan
OF Willie Harris
OF Justin Maxwell
OF Nyjer Morgan
OF Jerry Owens
OF Willy Taveras
OF Josh Willingham

MGR Jim Riggleman
BENCH John McLaren
PITCHING Steve McCatty
HITTING Rick Eckstein
1B Dan Radison
3B Pat Listach
SPR INST Greg Booker
SPR INST Bob Boone
SPR INST Jerry Browne
SPR INST Pat Corrales
SPR INST Jeff Garber
SPR INST Bob Henley
SPR INST Trent Jewett
SPR INST Davey Johnson
SPR INST Randy Knorr
SPR INST Rick Schu
SPR INST Randy Tomlin
SPR INST Devon White
SPR INST Spin Williams


Andrew said...

Mark Zuckerman said...1B/3B/OF Mike Morse

Mike Morse is the ultimate utility guy as he can really play all infield and all outfield positions if needed.

Another real solid pickup last year by Mike Rizzo!

Anonymous said...

Awesome work Mark, but did you forget the coaches?

Mark Zuckerman said...

Whoops, sorry about that. Just added the coaches.

Positively Half St. said...

So will Kevin Mench go straight to minor league camp? He didn't get an invitation to Spring Training?

Avar said...

Mark, you're off to an early lead in three categories:
1) most info on the Nats
2) most info on the Nats I care about and
3) most info on the Nats I can't get anywhere else.

Thanks. A bargain at $20.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mark - I thought I had read the Grip had been relieved of his duties a few months back, and you confirmed it. I always enjoyed chatting with him before games, and he was always kind throwing balls up to kids in the stands, while strategicly avoiding drunks that begged for balls - fun to watch. Of course, those qualities do not necessarily make a good bench coach.....

Your work so far has been stellar - THANKS!

David Uglow said...

P. Half Street -- lists Mench as a non-roster invitee.

Question: has Severino been bumped off the 40?

Avar said...

I think the options will be interesting, especially among pitchers. Of those pitchers out of options; Bruney, Clippard, Burnett, Walker and Bergmann seem safe bets for 25 man in the pen. Mark has said Guardado all but has a spot. That's 7 in the pen (w/ Capps) so totally full.

Matt Chico is the other pitcher out of options.

Since the pen is full, they can't move him there.
So, do they a) give him the 4th or 5th SP job and give him a shot, or b) put him on waivers and see if he clears? I bet on a) unless two other young SPs are great in March.

Am I crazy?

Wally said...

I think that Chico makes the rotation. I think that its Marquis, Lannan, Chico, Stammen and Mock/Martin, barring a late trade or signing. Olsen is going to start the season in the minors or extended ST on rehab assignment, is my guess.

Positively Half St. said...

The options question is much more interesting this year, since we actually have something to lose as well as gain. In previous years there were too many spare parts that nobody else wanted. The kids we have out of options may not obviously be worse than other teams' players on the bubble anymore.

Thanks for the Mench info, D. Uglow. I figured there was no reason for Mench to come if the coaches weren't even going to look at him.

JayB said...


Where is Tim Foli.......I assume he is there so more importantly...what is his role now and in season....I would expect this to be a key to improving fundamentals and defense. As I recall his job title at least is unique in baseball or at least to our Nats who had 143 errors last year right?

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SpotsyNats said...

Thank Mark. I'm a uniforms & numbers guy. What number is Adam Kennedy and Tyler Walker wearing? Also, is "99" the permanent number for Balester. Not a fan of high numbers in baseball, and there will only be one "99"...that Canadian fellow. I heard he's good at hockey.

Ken said...

I guess Kevin Mench is looking forward to playing in Syracuse, because even though position players don't have to show up until the 24th, his being the only player not present doesn't help him. A player wants to stand out against all the other players, but not as the lone absentee.

Mark Zuckerman said...

To update you guys on a couple things...

-- Kevin Mench (and Chuck James, for that matter) are not in big-league camp. They're at minor-league camp. Obviously, they could be brought over at some point, but for now they're not in the mix.

-- Tim Foli is in uniform with the coaches in big-league camp and will be with the team all year as an extra coaching body. He can be in uniform and on the field pregame but cannot be in the dugout during games.

-- Adam Kennedy is wearing No. 20 (first time someone's worn that number since Frank Robinson, by the way) and Tyler Walker is wearing No. 25.

natscan reduxit said...

Spotsy Nats said: "Not a fan of high numbers in baseball, and there will only be one "99"...that Canadian fellow. I heard he's good at hockey."

... I agree about the high end numbers. As for Gretzky and the "99", it was and still is a travesty. What the NHL did was to 'retire' that number from the league - i.e, from every team, so no player ever again can wear "99".

... even if he was a very good hockey player, no one should be above the game, and that is essentially what the league (read: Gary Bettman) did. Wrong-o!

Go Nats!!

An Briosca Mor said...

So, natscan reduxit, would you say Jackie Robinson is above the game of baseball?

Avar said...

Jackie Robinson was a true hero in a way maybe no other athlete was. But, I still don't like retiring a number league-wide. And I think some teams go too far in retiring numbers. I like the Skins' practice of unofficially retiring a number for a decade or two but not permanently for many players and only a very small number being permanently retired.

Unknown said...

Hey Mark,
What's the word with Jhonatan Solano?

I remember seeing him coming up with the P-Nats and being the MVP of their playoff series. He looked awesome every game I saw him.

I read he tailed off some when he moved up to AAA. Any chance we see him in camp this season?

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