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Phillies projected 2017 line up, rotation, bullpen and bench

Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera will return to a more confident and experienced PhilGetty Images

Spring training is underway, with games starting in two weeks down in Clearwater.

There are a handful of position battles, most for a bench spot or bullpen slot — as well as several talented prospects looking to make a surprise breakthrough. But at this early juncture we wanted to take a crack at projecting their opening day line up and roster.

Here's an early guess:

Lineup

1. Cesar Hernandez 2B

2. Howie Kendrick OF

3. Odubel Herrera OF

4. Maikel Franco 3B

5. Tommy Joseph 1B

6. Michael Saunders OF

7. Freddy Galvis SS

8. Cameron Rupp C

Rotation

1. Jeremy Hellickson

2. Aaron Nola

3.Clay Buchholz

4. Vincent Velasquez

5.Jerad Eickhoff

Bullpen

Hector Neris

Jeanmar Gomez

Pat Neshek

Joaquin Benoit

Luis Garcia

Michael Mariot

Bench

Jorge Alfaro C

Tyler Goeddel OF

Andres Blanco SS

Chris CoghlanUtil

Cody Asche OF

Aaron AltherrOF

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