Boston Red Sox: Breaking down Spring Training 2022 non-roster invitees
By Hunter Noll
Boston Red Sox Spring Training 2022 non-roster invitees
Hey yo! Spring Training is finally back! There was a time we didn’t know if we’d even get baseball this year, so this is pretty exciting. But here were are, and the Boston Red Sox have their 2022 non-roster invitees for Spring.
Let’s take a look at the names and break them down. We’re going to have to sort them out a little bit. So let’s figure out the categories.
Obviously, we can sort by pitchers and hitters. But we can go even deeper than that, because not every non-roster invite is the same.
Some players are there to get a taste of the Majors, but aren’t actually going to make the team. Others are there to fill out spots and get an audience, but again are not realistically going to be in Boston for Opening Day.
Then you can get into the players that could realistically make the roster if they play well enough. And sometimes you even see players in the non-roster group that feel like they have a very strong chance of making the roster. Sure, those are rare – but it’s not impossible.
You also have to remember though, there are only 23 players on this list. So there might not be a lot of people in certain categories, so we’re going to simplify it a little bit.
We’ll split the pitchers and the hitters up into separate spots. And we’ll split those categories up one more time. One will be players with a small-to-no-chance of making the Opening Day roster. The other will be players with a realistic option of making the Opening Day roster.
Now that all the spring cleaning is out of the way (get it, cause it’s Spring Training?) Let’s get into it.