Walker Buehler: Buehler was officially ruled out of starting opening day last night. He dealt with a dead arm period in spring training. The Dodgers slow played his return and while he should make a start the first time through the rotation, it won’t be on opening day. After shutting down the Red Sox in the World Series, no stage is too big for Walker and if he was able to pitch opening day he probably would’ve been the one to start.
Julio Urias: Despite missing more than a year due to shoulder surgery, Urias will begin the 2019 season just twenty-two years old still. Any concerns about Julio’s health have been eliminated this spring with his fastball velocity sitting around 94-96 miles per hour. It’s unclear if Urias will start the season in the rotation due to his innings limit but no pitcher has looked as filthy as him this spring.