Chicago Cubs Roster Projections 2.0: Who makes the Opening Day roster?
So here's a quick recap of what I think the 26-man roster will end up being.
Infielders: Dansby Swanson, Edwin Rios, Eric Hosmer, Nick Madrigal, Nico Hoerner, and Zach McKinstry. The designated hitter will be Trey Mancini.
Outfielders: Cody Bellinger, Ian Happ and Seiya Suzuki.
Catchers: Tucker Barnhart and Yan Gomes
Starting pitchers: Drew Smyly, Hayden Wesneski, Jameson Taillon, Justin Steele, and Marcus Stroman.
Relief pitchers: Adbert Alzolay, Adrian Sampson, Brad Boxberger, Brandon Hughes, Jeremiah Estrada, Keegan Thompson, Michael Fulmer, and Rowan Wick
Some of these picks could end up being wrong, but based on what I have analyzed and what some of the coaches have said about these players, and I think I have a pretty good idea of where this roster is headed. We will just have to wait and see how these players pan out throughout Spring Training and see where this lands on Opening Day.