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.
Dodgers Player Pool For 2020
(*Not on 40-man roster.)
Scott Alexander (L)
Caleb Ferguson (L)
Victor González (L)
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Adam Kolarek (L)
David Price (L)
Julio Urías (L)
Alex Wood (L)
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.