As Spring Training approaches, teams have begun to announce which faces the fans will get to see down in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues.
The New York Yankees just released their list of 21 non-roster invitees, and there are some intriguing names to take a look at.
Yankees announce 21 non-roster invites to Spring Training. pic.twitter.com/MnuMkjKQYZ— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 1, 2019
The first name that pops out on this list is right-handed reliever Danny Farquhar. Farquhar suffered a scary incident back in April 2018 when he collapsed in the dugout due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. It's truly heartwarming to know that he'll have a chance to play baseball again, and it could come in pinstripes.
Yankees stud prospect Estevan Florial has also received an invite to camp. He's still got a long ways to go before he makes it to the major league level (better work on that pitch recognition), but it'll be exciting to see the progress that he's made on full display down in Florida
Veterans such as Giovanny Urshela and Drew Hutchison will also make an appearance, although with the glut of talent in the infield and on the pitching staff that the Yankees already have, it seems unlikely that either will make the roster out of camp.
Keep an eye on everyone's favorite Yankees pitching prospect Michael King, too. Odds are he's a big leaguer.
Spring Training is a time of new hope and new faces for teams across the league. It's a time where hidden talent can be unearthed, and some of that might be hiding among these 21 invitees.