Every Spring there seems to be some non-roster invitee who steps up and either makes the club or comes close and makes it interesting. This year, there 21 non-roster invitees who have a shot. Ken Gurnick of Dodgers .com lists them:
The complete list:
Pitchers: Ralston Cash, Fabio Castillo, Steve Geltz, Brandon Morrow, Trevor Oaks, Josh Sborz, Patrick Schuster, Yaisel Sierra and Madison Younginer.
Catchers: Jack Murphy, Wynston Sawyer, Bobby Wilson.
Infielders: Cody Bellinger, Willie Calhoun, Charlie Culberson, O’Koyea Dickson, Darnell Sweeney.
Outfielders: Stetson Allie, Tyler Holt, Henry Ramos, Alex Verdugo.
I wonder what old friend, Darnell Sweeney is up to? Late bloomer or AAAA player? Brett Eibner was not invited. Most of the invitees have no shot at making the squad unless some crazy injuries occur and they suddenly “break out.” However, it’s fun to see them in Big League Camp.
The Player Who Could Make the Most Difference: Yasiel Puig! Imagine if he can play up to his potential. No one thinks he is a bigger knucklehead than me, but what if he could harness his talent? The Dodgers would be the best team in baseball! Each Spring hope springs eternal. Nah…… it won’t happen! Can it???? Will it???? That’s why they play the games.