On Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies announced 24 players who were invited to the Major League Spring Training camp for the upcoming season as non-roster invitees.
With the camp consisting of the team’s 40-man roster and the 24 non-roster invitees, you could see a handful of these players in Colorado Springs this season since there are only 25 spots available at the big league level.
Pitchers and catchers for the Rockies report on Feb. 15 with full squad reporting on Feb. 21.
Some of the names headlining the list are a few of the Rockies top prospects. RHP Jonathan Gray is rated as the Rockies’ No. 1 prospect and the No. 14 prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com. Gray enters his first full season in pro baseball after being drafted third overall in last year’s draft out of the University of Oklahoma.
The team’s No. 3 prospect, RHP Eddie Butler, was named an organizational All-Star last season after starting 28 games where he compiled a record of 9-5 with an ERA of 1.80 between Single-A Asheville, High-A Modesto and Double-A Tulsa.
The Rockies’ No. 6 prospect C Tom Murphy also got an invite after a stellar season between Single-A Asheville and Double-A Tulsa. In 100 games, Murphy hit .289 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI.
OF Tim Wheeler spent 2013 with Colorado Springs and hit .262 with five home runs and 42 RBI in 109 games. He checks in at No. 10 on the Colorado’s top prospects list.
The entire list is below:
Click the name of each player to see career stats.
Manuel Corpas – Played for Colorado in 2013, but resigned as a free agent
New acquisitions in italics
*denotes left-handed pitcher