Each year at spring training, hundreds of players with no chance at making the Opening Day big-league roster get invitations to join the club. For some, their playing time consists of only few innings or a handful of at-bats. For others, it's more about the experience and taking in the atmosphere than it is about getting any playing time, and they spend their time riding the pine and taking in all of the lessons from veterans and the coaching staff.
Either way, the time spent in Arizona or Florida is invaluable and often provides some motivation for said players to try their hardest to make it back there, with the goal of one day earning a job with a great month.
Players in Single-A ball are quite possibly the least likely to receive invitations to spring training and even if they do get an invite, their odds of making the roster are worse than 1,000,000-1. Still, it happens nearly every year, and most often, it's for those reasons stated above.
So, without further ado, let's check out who is likely (and who have hands-down earned the right) to be included in the Single-A spring training class of 2012