The Chicago Cubs have announced the 25 non-roster invitees they will have in camp this spring. Like every season it is a mix of players with MLB experience and minor league players looking to crack the opening day roster.
Cubs: A quick breakdown of the 25 players
To sum up the list of guys: 13 pitchers, five infielders, four outfielders and three catchers. Obviously the majority of the Opening Day roster will be players from the current 40-man roster, but there is reason to believe a few of the non-roster invitees can make it. Considering the lower part of the pitching rotation is up in the air, the bullpen is not fully set in stone and the bench depth is pretty thin.
Which of these invitees should we keep an eye on? Here is a breakdown of some of the key names. These players will have potential to possibly make an impact on the MLB roster based on either their experience, and/or if they can fill holes on the roster. This is where we always hope the team can find some diamonds in the rough.