It's crazy to think that this time next week the Rockies will be into their spring training routine. FOUR DAYS PEOPLE! Purple Row is gearing up into baseball season as well, as we'll be announcing the new staff members that will help take our coverage of the Rockies to the next level on Friday. In the meantime, the big news yesterday was the release of Colorado's 24-man Non-Roster Invitee list. These are players that are not on the Rockies' 40 man roster but who will try to finagle their way onto the 25 man Opening Day roster after spring training. There's a lot of names on the NRI list, and many of them are unfamiliar to almost every Rockies fan. With that in mind, I'll go through the list and give you an idea of what to expect in terms of 2013 impact from this group - particularly with an eye on the Opening Day roster. Won't Make the Major League Roster in 2013 Lars Davis Jose Gonzalez Ben Paulsen Tyler Anderson Kyle Parker The first 3 names might not ever make the Rockies. Davis and Gonzalez are catching depth to handle the late innings of spring training games and for bullpen sessions with all the pitchers the Rockies will have in camp. Paulsen is a first baseman without a discernible major league hit tool.
Non-Roster Invitees' Chances of Sticking With Rockies
Purple Row | Feb 6