The kids are back in town! According to Larry Shenk, about 50 minor leaguers have been working out at the Carpenter Complex for the past few weeks, and the rest of the 170 invited to minor league spring training reported this past Friday. I caught most of the workouts held on Saturday and Sunday.
I need to explain that it is near impossible to keep track of particular players. The organization hasn’t broken the players out into their respective groups, nor have they provided rosters yet. The kids are wearing light gray T-shirts with their uniform pants. The white lettering on their backs is difficult to make out from a distance. The outfielders are usually in the outfield when they aren’t taking batting practice. So I’m really not 100% sure who is or isn’t here. It has been easier identifying the pitchers, infielders, and catchers. Continue reading They’re here!