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It is a long ways off from opening day, but it is never too early to have some fun and try to project the Albuquerque Isotopes’ 2014 roster.

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There are, of course, many factors that go into a Triple-A team’s construction. From dealing with out-of-options players to deciding which players to promote from Double-A, any guesses at this point of the off-season are just that, guesses.

Even at this point in the calendar there are still hundreds of minor-league free agents looking for work. A quick glance at the current Isotopes player pool sees a lack of catchers and starting pitchers, two areas that could be addressed via more signings.

The 2014 Isotopes will only have a few returning faces from this past season, and even some of those on the 40-man roster could lose their spots as the big-league club adds more players. There are two players — catcher Drew Butera and reliever Javy Guerra — who are out of options, meaning they cannot be sent to Albuquerque without clearing waivers and losing their spots on the 40-man. It is unknown if either player could outright refuse the assignment to Triple-A and become a free agent.

With all that being said, here is the best educated guess for who will be the 25 players suiting up for the Isotopes in April.

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