While some of the more devout Red Sox fans may already know everything about the non-roster invitees to 2010 spring training, such knowledge often eludes and frustrates those serious fans who don't understand the farm system's nuances.
Here then is a series of articles designed to introduce you to some of these players whose names and stats will be cluttering up March box scores.
Everyone knows the big guys, the big leaguers. Here are the little guys, the minor leaguers.
They've all got high hopes.