Spring training has arrived and baseball is right around the corner! While indy ball still has a couple of months before the season kicks off, there will still be a lot to talk about in upcoming posts and throughout the season.
According to records collected by IndyBaseballChatter.com, there are 52 players in major league spring training who have spent some time in independent baseball. 28 of those players are on 40-man rosters, while the remaining 24 are non-roster invitees to spring training. In total, there are 41 pitchers, 4 infielders, 4 outfielders, and 3 catchers.
In addition to the 52 players in major league camp, there are currently many more indy ball alumni scattered throughout organizations’ minor league spring training camps.
This season, I hope to bring more stories, interviews, and articles from these players throughout major and minor league baseball as well as coverage of players who are signed to affiliated ball during the summer.
Besides the players, there are many indy ball stories that I plan on following as the season progresses such as:
- the pace of play rules being implemented in various independent leagues
- the two new leagues trying to breaking into indy ball
- East Coast Baseball League
- Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League
- the state of the Pecos League
- the United League Baseball saga
- baseball leagues overseas
As I live close to and have season tickets for the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier League, you can expect stories and extensive coverage from there as well.
I want to make this blog as fan friendly and interactive as possible this season. If you have any suggestions or stories you would like to hear, please let me know! And as always, I welcome any player who wants their story told!