The Atlanta Braves announced which minor league players they will invite to spring training this year. This list is long and includes some of the team's top prospects and up-and-coming young ballplayers.
Last year's top pick, left-hander Sean Gilmartin, will join right-hander Zeke Spruill as the two pitching prospects receiving invites. Arizona Fall League standouts catcher Christian Bethancourt and third baseman Joey Terdoslovich will be in camp, along with top shortstop prospect Andrelton Simmons.
Outfielders Todd Cunningham and Stefan Gartrell received invites, as did catcher Evan Gattis, one of the feel-good stories in the Braves organization. Catcher Matt Kennelly also gets an invite, because you can never have too many catchers in spring training.
Our old Aussie friend Peter Moylan also gets an invite to spring training. They will join the previously announced non-roster invitees, who were (mostly) all profiled on Talking Chop over the last month. We will continue our NRI In-Depth series starting next week with the new invitees.
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