3 Dodgers players who will make Opening Day roster but won’t last the season

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Emmet Sheehan

Unlike Stone and Feyereisen, Sheehan isn't fighting for a roster spot during spring training. He's a lock for the rotation as either their fourth or fifth starter, depending on how James Paxton looks. Sheehan pitched 60 innings last year after impressing Dodgers management in Double-A, but his first major league innings were rocky. He pitched to a 4.92 ERA in the majors and had a 3.9 walk rate through nine innings.

It was enough for the Dodgers to give him a more significant drive this year, but things could change as soon as Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw are back in the mix. Buehler will come first, presumably in May, which could set the Dodgers up with a six-man rotation, kick Sheehan to the bullpen, or send him back down the minors altogether. If he manages to remain on the 26-man until Kershaw comes back, then his future could be even more nebulous. With the Dodgers' roster as jam-packed as it is, it doesn't give them a lot of wiggle room to keep players just to have them in reserve.