Yankees announce non-roster invitees to Spring Training

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New York Yankees, Tyler Lyons
Feb 25, 2020; Dunedin, Florida, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Tyler Lyons (58) throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees‘ pitchers and catchers reported today to the team’s spring training complex, officially kickstarting the 2021 season. There are high hopes involving the organization, after last year’s elimination against a divisional foe deep in the playoffs.

But we are in a new year, full of hopes. The New York Yankees announced today that they have invited 32 players to 2021 Major League spring training. That takes the number of players scheduled to report to spring training is 72, per a press release.

Of the invitees’ group, 20 received minor league contracts for the 2021 season. They are:

  • RHP Kyle Barraclough
  • OF Michael Beltre
  • C Rob Brantly
  • OF Sócrates Brito
  • OF Jay Bruce
  • RHP Jhoulys Chacín
  • C Robinson Chirinos
  • LHP Nestor Cortes Jr.
  • C Kellin Deglan
  • INF Derek Dietrich
  • RHP Luis García
  • INF Chris Gittens
  • RHP Nick Goody
  • OF Ryan LaMarre
  • LHP Lucas Luetge
  • LHP Tyler Lyons
  • OF Thomas Milone
  • INF Andrew Velazquez
  • RHP Adam Warren
  • RHP Asher Wojciechowski

Per the release, Brantly, Deglan, Gittens, Lyons, Milone and Warren were in the Yankees organization last year and will return in 2021 after putting pen to paper on their new minor league deals. They will try to make the team.

The Yankees are inviting some players with serious MLB experience

Of that group, Chirinos, Warren, Lyons, Dietrich, Chacin, Barraclough, and Bruce have been major contributors to MLB teams in the past.

An additional 12 players in the Yankees’ organization have been extended invitations to the spring preparations:

  • INF Armando Alvarez
  • OF Trey Amburgey
  • C Josh Breaux
  • INF Ezequiel Duran
  • LHP Trevor Lane
  • RHP Reggie McClain
  • C Max McDowell
  • RHP Glenn Otto
  • INF Hoy Park
  • RHP Addison Russ
  • C Anthony Seigler
  • C Austin Wells

In total, the Yankees invited 13 hurlers, seven backstops, six infielders, and six outfielders to spring training.

Wells will make it nine out of the Yankees’ top 10 prospects per Baseball America that will be attending the complex: RHP Deivi García (No. 2), RHP Clarke Schmidt (No. 3), RHP Luis Gil (No. 4), INF Oswald Peraza (No. 6), RHP Alexander Vizcaíno (No. 7), RHP Yoendrys Gomez (No. 8), RHP Luis Medina (No. 9) and OF Estevan Florial (No. 10). Wells is ranked fifth.