With all of the roster shuffling the Red Sox have had to do thus far this season, Version 3.0 of my periodic rankings of the players on the 2012 Red Sox' roster from 25 to 1 (based primarily but vaguely on importance to the team's success immediately and in the near future) could have included 35 players. As it is, Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik, and the freefalling Daniel Bard don't make the cut this time around, while a couple of players yet to appear in a game this season do. Click through to see the rankings to see who landed where.
Dropped out: from the Opening Day version: Kevin Youkilis (No. 7); Daniel Bard (No. 12); Matt Albers (No. 24); Darnell McDonald (No. 25).