Predicting the Dodgers’ 25-Man 2013 Postseason Roster
With just 10 days separating the Dodgers from their first trip to the postseason since 2009, it’s time to start thinking about and guessing about which players will make the team’s playoff roster.
Of course, these rosters could change in between each series — should the team advance — but with the information we have, here’s our prediction for what the team’s roster in the NLDS could look like:
Starting Pitchers (4)
On the surface, there aren’t any real surprises here considering the roster looks pretty similar to how it has all season.
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I agree with all your roster predictions. I don’t see Hairston beating out Schumaker or Punto. And I would rather have Withrow on the roster than League or Capuano, but I don’t see Mattingly going that way.
I would carry 11 pitchers, drop Cap and League, and add Volquez or Withrow(long relief if needed). Take extra roster spot freed by going with 11 pitchers and add Van Slyke for RH power off bench (and insurance against the oft-injured Kemp and Crawford).
Doubtful that Capuano is on the roster. He isn’t even scheduled to throw a bullpen session until next week- you’d essentially be adding a guy who hasn’t thrown a baseball to live hitters in nearly a month, and even then he didn’t make it out of the second inning. He wouldn’t be a starter since we go to a four man rotation, so between the question marks pitching in relief (rarely this year, maybe 2 appearances) and the health, he’s likely out. Withrow is in- he only missed time lately because of the birth of his child, otherwise he has been a key component to the bullpen throughout the second half. My guess is one of League/Marmol are out as well, with Van Slyke in.