Just under two weeks away from the start of spring training, the New York Yankees invited some non-roster players that should be watched closely in Tampa this spring.The New York Yankees‘ pitchers and catchers will hit the field on February 14 and there are some names to watch out for.
In 2016, 26 non-roster invitees made an appearance in Tampa and while some went unnoticed as the year progressed, some, like Aaron Judge, had an impact on the big league club.
This year, New York invited 23 non-roster players to George M. Steinbrenner Field. The list of invitees is highlighted by top prospects, under-the-radar prospects and even some veterans.
While it’s not guaranteed that any of these players make their way onto the major league roster, solid play throughout camp could certainly force them into the Yankees plans as soon as 2017.
Here’s a deeper look at the non-roster invitees that fans should keep a close eye on this spring.