Thursday, January 29, 2015

Predicting the Non-Roster Invitees

Any day now the New York Yankees should be announcing the list they compiled of all the non-roster invitees that are coming to Spring Training camp 2015. I’m bored, the news is slow and there is not much going on so I figured I would take a stab at it and see how close I can get to the completed list.

Catchers- John Ryan Murphy and Gary Sanchez are on the 40 man roster along with Austin Romine so those three are locks along with Eddy Rodriguez who signed a minor league deal this month. No other catcher is considered especially close although I could see a fifth or sixth catcher brought along simply to catch those early spring workouts like Francisco Arcia and Juan Graterol

Infielders- Nick Noonan and Cole Figueroa have already been announced as minor league deals with invites to Spring Training and joining them of course will be Robert Refsnyder, Jose Pirela, Rob Segedin, Jonathan Galvez, Greg Bird and maybe Kyle Roller. I cannot see anyone like Eric Jagielo getting the call just yet in the infield.

Outfielders – The Yankees system is stocked with outfielders so it should be crowded out there this spring with possibly Aaron Judge joining Ramon Flores, Tyler Austin, Taylor Dugas, Robert Hernandez, Ben Gamel, Jake Cave and Slade Heathcott to name a few. Adonis Garcia and Mason Williams are likely to be heading to spring as well since Garcia was there last year and Williams was added to the 40 man roster this winter.

Pitching – There is only one mound and there will be a slew of pitching including, but not limited to, Branden Pinder, Danny Burawa, Bryan Mitchell, Domingo Germen, Jose Campos, Joel De La Cruz, Caleb Cotham, Nik Goody, Nick Rumbelow, Jaron Long, Matt Tracy, Zach Nuding, James Pazos, Tyler Webb, Chase Whitley, Chasen Shreve, Jose De Paula, Johnny Barbato and Luis Severino.

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