Entering an offseason with many question marks ahead, the Philadelphia Phillies have some holes to fill. They have a major outfield vacancy, specifically in center field. Their third base situation is also sketchy. And a veteran reliever or two certainly wouldn't hurt after the younger relievers showed this past year that they can't handle the workload by themselves.
All those holes will be filled in a matter of weeks. But what about two years from now? Where will the Phillies stand heading into...say, 2015?
Perhaps that's a bit to far away to judge. Trades, free agency signings and the like are bound to happen, so what will be predicted in this slideshow and what will realistically occur are probably going to be very different from one another.
Some of the current Phillies under contract will still be around for 2015. Others will have moved on to other teams, while some may have even retired. There's also prospects who could be promoted by then. Since both the players and even the manager could be different by 2015, who bats where, per se, will not be predicted; rather, who is playing where is what will be determined.
So, without further ado, here is the projected 2015 Opening Day lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies.