opening day pitching staff

 

Starters

Name 2014 stats

Phil Hughes, RH 16-10, 3.52 ERA

Ervin Santana, RH 14-10, 3.95 ERA (Atlanta)

Ricky Nolasco, RH 6-12, 5.38 ERA

Kyle Gibson, RH 13-12, 4.47 ERA

Tommy Milone, LH 6-4, 4.18 ERA (Oakland, Twins)

 

Relievers

Name 2014 stats

Mike Pelfrey, RH 0-3, 7.99 ERA (elbow surgery June 10)

Former starter could pitch in long relief, or a shorter role if he acclimates to the bullpen.

 

Tim Stauffer, RH 6-2, 3.50 ERA (San Diego)

Competed for starting job in spring, likely will join Pelfrey in long relief to start season.

 

Blaine Boyer, RH 0-1, 3.57 ERA (San Diego)

His sinking fastball and changeup combination could be effective against lefties and righties.

 

J.R. Graham, RH 1-5, 5.55 ERA (Class AA Mississippi)

A Rule 5 pick from Atlanta, his lack of experience will keep him out of late situations, but he does have a 95-mph fastball.

 

Brian Duensing, LH 3-3, 3.31 ERA

The only bullpen lefty aside from Perkins could be a specialist or go longer when needed.

 

Casey Fien, RH 5-6, 3.98 ERA

A workhorse — 146 games the past two seasons — who will again be the primary setup man when season starts.

 

Glen Perkins, LH 34 saves, 3.65 ERA

Slowed by oblique injury in spring, but the All-Star closer should be ready for Opening Day.

 

Dennis Brackin