Which Non-Roster Invitee Could Make the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Roster?
By Marty Leap
Who are some non-roster invitees that could break Spring Training as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates active 26-man roster?
One week from today, Pittsburgh Pirates‘ pitchers and catchers will report to Bradenton, Florida. With that, Spring Training will be underway for the 2020 edition of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club.
A part of Spring Training for every Major League Baseball club each season is following along to see what each team’s Opening Day roster will look. For the first time in MLB history active rosters will consist of 26 players this season, instead of the traditional 25. This adds a bit of intrigue to these spring battles as there will now be an extra spot to be had.
Part of the battle for roster spots each spring is which non-roster invitee players will crack an Opening Day roster. Typically, these players consist of on the rise prospects or veterans looking to re-establish themselves at the Major League level.
For the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates, there are currently 21 non-roster invitees set to participate in Major League Spring Training. This number could always change, however. But out of these 21 players, who are some that have a legitimate shot at cracking the team’s Opening Day roster?