The Padres have invited 24 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training camp at Peoria, Arizona. Amongst the 25 non-roster invitees, 15 of them are pitchers, four are catchers, five infielders and just one outfielder.
Here is the Non-Roster list, courtesy of Padres.com
Jeudy Valdez — NOTE: To make room on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired Fautino De Los Santos, Valdez was designated for assignment on Feb.6. As of now, he is not a non-roster invite until he clears waivers.
There’s some pretty good talent on this list. Out of everyone, I’m pulling for Tim Stauffer to make the team, although it is highly unlikely being that he is still recovering from injury.
Stauffer has an opt out clause for June 1 if he doesn’t make the roster by then. Lets first worry about Stauffer getting healthy, then we will talk about him making the roster.
Of the non-roster invitees on this list who would you like to see make the Opening Day Roster? Let us know in the comments below.