The Yankees will have 66 players in camp, the 40-man roster members, plus 26 Non-Roster Invitees (13 pitchers and 13 position players). From those players, the Yankees are mainly looking for a fifth starter, relievers and infielders.
We're going to be keeping track of their chances by bringing back the Making the Team Meter for spring training 2014. This weekly feature will serve as your look at the competitions going on in camp. Once spring training games start up in a few weeks we'll have two different articles per week, one breaking down the hitters and another looking at the pitchers.
Here is a look at the 50 players we will be covering in this series because they don't have a guaranteed spot on the 25-man roster:
|Francisco Arcia||Russ Canzler||Slade Heathcott||Vidal Nuno||Gary Sanchez|
|Zoilo Almonte||Francisco Cervelli||David Herndon||Peter O'Brien||Scott Sizemore|
|Dean Anna||Preston Claiborne||Corban Joseph||David Phelps||Yangervis Solarte|
|Tyler Austin||Robert Coello||Chris Leroux||Michael Pineda||Ichiro Suzuki|
|Manny Banuelos||Matt Daley||Fred Lewis||Jose Pirela||Yoshinori Tateyama|
|Dellin Betances||Ramon Flores||Jim Miller||Jose Ramirez||Nik Turley|
|Bruce Billings||Adonis Garcia||Bryan Mitchell||Antoan Richardson||Adam Warren|
|Danny Burawa||Jose Gil||J.R. Murphy||Brian Roberts||Zelous Wheeler|
|Cesar Cabral||Bruce Gordon||Mark Montgomery||Austin Romine||Chase Whitley|
|Jose Campos||Shane Greene||Eduardo Nunez||Francisco Rondon||Mason Williams|
This series will allow you to track what they have done and give you their constantly changing chances of making the roster. We use a color coordinated system to make it easier and much more fun: Red means there's no chance, Yellow means they theoretically have a shot if something unexpected happens, Chartreuse means they have a decent chance if they can beat out the competition, and Green means they are the favorites for the job.
Spring training! Excitement! Colors!
Look for our breakdowns at the end of each week. Who do you guys think has the best chance of making the team?