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Non-Roster Invitees with the Best Chance of Making Opening Day Rosters
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Former National Rick Ankiel looks like a shoo-in for the Astros.

When spring training begins next week, teams will have dozens of players to get a good look at in the weeks to come before the season arrives.

All the while, they'll have a magic number in mind: 25. They need to take a couple dozen and somehow, some way cut it down to 25.

This is going to involve saying "thanks, but no thanks" to the majority of the non-roster invitees they've invited along for the ride. For non-roster invitees, spring training may as well be one great big Thunderdome: Many will enter, few will leave.

I have my eye on 10 non-roster invitees with solid chances of starting the season in the big leagues.

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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