The San Francisco Giants have the luxury of a solid lineup and strong pitching staff. This means that there will be very few open roster spots heading into the 2014 season.
General manager Brian Sabean hopes that he has done enough to bolster the team and have the Giants back in the playoffs in 2014. As the Giants have proved, once in the playoffs, anything can happen.
Time will tell if Sabean and the Giants have done enough to get them back in the hunt to win their third World Series title in five seasons.
Many of the Giants' best prospects played in A-ball or in the rookie leagues in 2013. This means they are, at best, likely a couple of years away from a Major League opportunity.
Let's take a closer look at five non-roster invitees that will begin the spring with the Giants' big league training camp. These players may have the best shot at catching on with the Giants as when they break spring training in late March.
Stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com.