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Braves Announce Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees

David O'Brien has the list of the Braves non-roster spring invitees. Let us go through the list, shall we?

Julio Teheran is the biggest name on the list, of course, seeing as how he is one of the best prospects in baseball and is entering his first big league camp. Every time he enters a game he will be the focus. I am very excited to see him pitch this spring. He may stay a bit longer than the first wave of cuts, but I wouldn't expect much more than that.

Fellow pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino will be at the big league camp. I'm also excited to see him pitch. He should follow a similar path as Teheran as far as how long he stays. Remember that Randall Delgado is on the 40-man roster, so he will be at big league camp as a roster member.

Kenshin Kawakami will be with the big league team as a non-roster invitee due to getting knocked off the 40-man. It could be viewed as an insult to a league-average pitcher, but it shows the Braves' intention to trade him before the season starts. I don't know what is taking so long.

The rest of the invitees after the jump...

Johan Flande, Brett Oberholtzer, Michael Broadway, Rodrigo Lopez, Jay Sborz are the other pitchers. Oberholtzer is a highly ranked prospect worth watching. Lopez is the recent signing that is drawing questions about a fifth spot battle, but I wouldn't put too much into it. He is still worth watching.

Christian Bethancourt, J.C. Boscan, Wilkin Castillo, Braeden Schlehuber, Jesus Sucre, Shawn Bowman, Ed Lucas, Tyler Pastornicky, Brent Clevlen, Jose Constanza, Mycal Jones, Wilkin Ramirez are the positional players. Bethancourt is a top 10 catching prospect who won't stay for long, so he's worth catching early. Pastornicky and Jones are two prospects ranked between 10-20 on most lists. Pastornicky is worth watching to gauge how close he may be to the majors, and whether he is able to handle major league pitchers. Jones is worth watching to see if he logs some innings in center field, as well as how close he may be.

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