Spring Training officially starts in four days when pitchers and catchers report. Then, in the next week or so, the position players will arrive to begin their Spring activities. Some players have even started to show up to their facilities already, Justin Turner being one of them. So we know that we will see the usual faces at Spring Training but, who else will we see? The Dodgers released their list of Non-Roster Invitees and the list is headlined by Gavin Lux, Dustin May and Will Smith.

If these names aren’t all that familiar, don’t worry. All except Will Smith, are lower level prospects. Gavin Lux played at Advanced Single A and in Double A last year. Whereas Dustin May spent his time at Advanced Single A. Will Smith was apart of the Oklahoma City Dodgers last season and was even called up in September to hang out with the Major League team. Smith didn’t see any action but familiarized himself with the way things would happen at the Major League level. After all, Will Smith may actually see playing time this season. It may be late in the season but, he will at least get some opportunities.

So here is the comprehensive list of players that are Non-Roster Invitees:

Pitchers:

  • Dustin May
  • Stetson Allie
  • Joe Broussard
  • Daniel Corcino
  • Tony Gonsolin
  • Kevin Quackenbush
  • Josh Smoker
  • Jesen Therrien
  • Mitchell White

Catchers:

  • Will Smith
  • Josh Thole

Infielders:

  • Gavin Lux
  • Jake Peter
  • Omar Estevez
  • Daniel Castro

Outfielders:

  • Ezequiel Carrera
  • Kyle Garlick

More names on this list pop out besides the top prospects. Some of those names include: Josh Thole, Jake Peter and Daniel Corcino. Remember last year during Spring Training when Jake Peter was tearing it up? Everyone thought he would be the next Chris Taylor but for some reason the Dodgers felt that the sample size was too small and he spent his time in Triple-A Oklahoma City. As for Daniel Corcino, he made an appearance last year with the Major League squad in a game against the Texas Rangers. After that one appearance, he was sent back to the minors.

The baseball season is quickly approaching and baseball fans are anxious to see what awaits. The Bryce Harper and Manny Machado saga continues, hopefully not that much longer, though. More than 100 players are Free Agents and are looking for a team, these answers won’t necessarily be answered until at least one of those two big names signs a contract.

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