The puzzle pieces that form each team's Opening Day roster are falling into place.
A majority of MLB teams have made at least one round of cuts so far, and some position battles are already leaning heavily towards one player.
That doesn't mean it's easy to predict which 25 players will be on each team at the start of the season or which role each will play. Several players are disabled-list candidates due to injuries that have slowed them during camp. Other injuries could occur, too, causing teams to shuffle their rosters or look to the trade market for help late in spring training.
Those that aren't playing well early on still have time to heat up and make a strong final impression; vice versa for those off to hot starts.
In other words, a lot can happen between now and each team's respective Opening Day.
If you're familiar with my work at MLBDepthCharts.com, you know that I pay extremely close attention to all aspects of the game that are necessary to accurately compile a team's "projected roster," and I'm constantly shuffling around the puzzle pieces to reflect this.
Player performance, lineup trends, injury updates and quotes from a manager or general manager are typically what key me into what a roster may look like. Predicting Opening Day rosters in the middle of the spring is a difficult task, however, because roster-affecting incidents occur on a daily basis.
I've done it anyways, though, listing a projected 25-man roster—"go-to" lineup, bench, starting rotation and bullpen—to go along with a projected disabled list and a projected "notable omissions" list for all 30 teams.
Feel free to utilize the comments section in order to agree or disagree with any specific projection, and be sure to give your reasoning behind your disagreement.