Baseball is finally back. The two sides came to an agreement yesterday, and Spring Training can officially kick off next week. Dodgers players are already en route to Camelback Ranch in Glendale to report, and we’re going to see a lot of really good names getting into action in the coming days.
The Dodgers will also have a couple of non-roster guys with them during the Major League portion of Spring Training. The team announced today that they were bringing along 21 non-roster invitees to Camelback for 2022.
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There are a couple of really good names to watch on this list, including a few that could land on the big league roster this season. In total, they have 8 pitchers, 4 catchers, 5 infielders, and 4 outfielders on the non-roster list. Here are some names to watch:
Fulmer was a first-round pick out of Vanderbil back in 2015 by the White Sox. He never wuite found his footing in the big leagues though, despite posting incredible numbers across his collegiate career. The Dodgers are hoping that they can unlock something from his college days in the 28-year-old hurler.
The top pitching prospect in the system, the Dodgers have to be excited about Pepiot’s potential. He impressed big time at the alternate site in 2020, overpowering big leguea hitters and turning heads with his change-up. Pepiot is quickly on a path to make the starting rotation when he gets to the big leagues, and he will be huge over the next few years.
Pages was originally supposed to go to the Angels in the trade that would’ve sent Joc Pederson down to Anaheim. All of this was happening while the Mookie Betts deal was going down. Thankfully, Arte Moreno is a terrible owner and pulled out of the deal. Pages offers some serious pop from the right side, crushing 31 homeruns for Great Lakes last season.