With Jimmy Rollins about to be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies will have someone other than J-Roll at shortstop on opening day for the first time since 2000, when Desi Relaford manned the position. Here's what the future of the position could look like for the Phillies:
Freddy Galvis: The slick-fielding 25-year-old Galvis figures to be the opening-day starter in 2015 but probably does not hit well enough to hold down the position long-term.
Andres Blanco: The 30-year-old infielder likely will be on the opening-day roster as the primary backup to Galvis.
J.P. Crawford: The 19-year-old was the team's first-round pick in 2013 and is the projected long-term solution. He probably won't be ready for the big leagues until at least 2016.
- Bob Brookover