Spring training isn't a month to prepare for the upcoming season for everyone in camp. For some, it's a fight to make the club. It's a hard-fought battle to make sure that when the club heads north, their name is on the Opening Day roster.
Players labeled as "non-roster invitees" are guys with something to prove. They have not been added to the 40-man roster. Their contracts are not guaranteed at the major league level. These are the players who have to play some of their best baseball coming right off of the offseason if they want to play in Major League Baseball when camp breaks.
The Philadelphia Phillies will have quite a few non-roster players in camp this spring. They will be looking for the next Juan Pierre—a player that joined the Phillies on a minor league deal last spring to become one of their best performers that season.
With spring training officially underway, the Phillies have 20 non-roster players in camp this spring. In the following slideshow, we will break down each player's chance to remain with the major league club once the regular season begins on a scale of zero to 100 percent.