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Unofficial Dodgers Postseason Roster: What We Know So Far

The Dodgers have yet to show their hand with their postseason roster.

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MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 13: Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

It’s here, folks. October baseball!

Are you ready? The Dodgers appear to be, but which players need to be is still the question. While Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has announced the inclusion of a select few players who will be on the postseason roster, those who have been ‘on the bubble’ have yet to be confirmed or denied entry to October.

Earlier this week, Roberts announced that rookies Gavin Lux and Matt Beaty would be on the NLDS roster. With Lux’s relative underachievement and Beaty’s recent cold spell, they were both far from locks, but were expected to be present on the roster.

In addition, Roberts has stated that Ross Stripling would make the roster, but with the plethora of options available, there is a small chance he is forced to go against his word.

On The Bubble

Thursday morning/afternoon will decide the fate of the following players who might be on the bubble: RHP Dustin May, RHP Tony Gonsolin, RHP Kenta Maeda, RHP Ross Stripling, LHP Caleb Ferguson, and IF/OF Kiké Hernandez.

When analyzing the Dodgers’ options to fill out their roster, there appears to be somewhere around 21 players who are either locks or have been confirmed to be on the roster by Dave Roberts. This means there are four spots open. Because Roberts already stated that the team would carry 13 position players and 12 pitchers, that would mean three pitching spots and one positional spot is open. By default, Kiké Hernandez will be on the postseason roster for his versatility off the bench.

Who fill the other three spots? We will have to wait and find out. Personally, if I had to pick, it would be Tony Gonsolin, Dustin May, and Kenta Maeda, but I am not the one making up the roster. Andrew Friedman and company get paid to do that.

We shall see which direction the club goes in as we are just HOURS away from Game 1 of the 2019 NLDS!

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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