A record 57 players who have been in one or more Independent Baseball leagues are among those in--or heading to--major league spring training camps.
IndyBaseballChatter.com, which has been tracking Indy players for years, has identified 40 pitchers and 17 position players who are on 40-man rosters (27) or are non-roster invitees (30), a jump from the previous count of 52 two years ago. Fifty players were in a similar group last year.
Forty-five players, another record, played in major league games last season.
Those ticketed for major league camps this year, including the major league and Independent affiliations, with non-roster players designated with an "n" before their name and players who started their professional career in an Indy league shown with an "*". The underscoring of a name indicates players added since the last report of those headed to spring training:
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