Dodgers set initial player pool for 2020 season

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

The Dodgers announced their initial player pool for the 2020 season on Sunday. It includes 28 pitchers, five catchers, seven infielders, seven outfielders and four infielders/outfielders.

The 51-player initial pool selection by the Dodgers includes players on the 40-man roster, players that attended Spring Training as Non-Roster Invitees and four additional players.

Only players included in the pool are eligible to play this season, and not every player will be added to the active roster. Once a player’s removed from the pool, they can’t be put back in.

Pitchers Gerardo Carrillo, Josiah Gray, Michael Grove, Andre Jackson, Marshall Kasowski, and Edwin Uceta, catchers Diego Cartaya and Rocky Gale, infielder Omar Estevez and outfielders Zach Reks and Cody Thomas will report to the alternate training site.

Last week Andrew Friedman explained why the player pool isn’t completely filled, with nine spots open.

“I guess first and foremost, as deep as we are and as excited as we are about our 26-man, 40-man and prospects behind it, we don’t have 60 guys that we feel like could step in and help us win a Major League game this year.” We may stagger it a little bit to buy some time, learn more and figure out which way we want to go with different things. So we’re going to try to make sure we balance depth and figuring out which of our prospects either need reps or pitchers that could really use some increase in workload, and just try to balance to make sure we’re protected and covered where we need to be but also a really good experience for some of our prospects.”

2020 MLB Draft picks Bobby Miller and Landon Knack were not part of the Dodgers’ initial player pool. Neither have officially signed yet. That said, Emily Waldon at The Athletic reported that they will be included in the Dodgers’ player pool.

There’s still room and time to add them.

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Dodgers Player Pool For 2020

(*Not on 40-man roster.)

Pitchers (28):

Scott Alexander (L)
Pedro Báez
Walker Buehler
Gerardo Carrillo*
Caleb Ferguson (L)
Dylan Floro
Tony Gonsolin
Victor González (L)
Brusdar Graterol
Josiah Gray*
Michael Grove*
Andre Jackson*
Kenley Jansen
Marshall Kasowski*
Joe Kelly
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Adam Kolarek (L)
Dustin May
Jimmy Nelson
David Price (L)
Dennis Santana
Josh Sborz
Ross Stripling
Blake Treinen
Edwin Uceta*
Julio Urías (L)
Mitch White
Alex Wood (L)

Catchers (5):

Austin Barnes
Diego Cartaya*
Rocky Gale*
Keibert Ruiz
Will Smith

Infielders (7):

Matt Beaty
Omar Estevez*
Gavin Lux
Max Muncy
Edwin Ríos
Corey Seager
Justin Turner

Outfielders (7):

Mookie Betts
Joc Pederson
DJ Peters
AJ Pollock
Luke Raley
Zach Reks*
Cody Thomas*

Infielder/Outfielder (4):

Cody Bellinger
Enrique Hernandez
Zach McKinstry
Chris Taylor

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Players report to summer camp on July 1, and the first workout is Friday.

It feels good to write about rosters and real baseball again. Here’s to enjoying some real Dodgers baseball soon, if it’s safe to do so.

About Stacie Wheeler

Stacie Wheeler
Stacie Wheeler, born and raised in So Cal, has been writing about the Dodgers since 2010. She wrote daily as the co-editor of Lasorda's Lair for five long years, and she has also written for Dodgers Nation, Dodger Blue 1958 and The Hardball Times. She currently contributes to True Blue LA. Stacie graduated from the University Of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in Cinema-Television. You can also watch her videos on her YouTube channel, DishingUpTheDodgers.