Phillies projected 2017 line up, rotation, bullpen and bench

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Spring training is underway, with games starting in two weeks down in Clearwater.

There are a handful of position battles, most for a bench spot or bullpen slot — as well as several talented prospects looking to make a surprise breakthrough. But at this early juncture we wanted to take a crack at projecting their opening day line up and roster.

Here’s an early guess:


1. Cesar Hernandez 2B

2. Howie Kendrick OF

3. Odubel Herrera OF

4. Maikel Franco 3B

5. Tommy Joseph 1B

6. Michael Saunders OF

7. Freddy Galvis SS

8. Cameron Rupp C


1. Jeremy Hellickson

2. Aaron Nola

3.Clay Buchholz

4. Vincent Velasquez

5.Jerad Eickhoff


Hector Neris

Jeanmar Gomez

Pat Neshek

Joaquin Benoit

Luis Garcia

Michael Mariot


Jorge Alfaro C

Tyler Goeddel OF

Andres Blanco SS

Chris CoghlanUtil

Cody Asche OF

Aaron AltherrOF

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