January 26, 2017
Official Atlanta Braves Press Release
The Atlanta Braves today announced that they have invited 21 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in 2018, including outfielder Ronald Acuña, who was recently named by Baseball America as the top overall prospect in the minor leagues.
Fellow top prospects including left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard, right-handed pitchers Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) and Kyle Wright, catchers William Contreras and Alex Jackson, infielder Austin Riley and outfielders Cristian Pache and Dustin Peterson have also been extended invitations.
The full roster of non-roster players includes left-handed pitchers Kolby Allard and Phil Pfeifer; right-handed pitchers Josh Graham, Luke Jackson, Miguel Socolovich, Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) and Kyle Wright; catchers Rob Brantly, William Contreras, Alex Jackson, Tyler Marlette and Kade Scivicque; infielders Christian Colón, Ray-Patrick Didder, Sean Kazmar and Austin Riley; and outfielders Ronald Acuña, Jaff Decker, Cristian Pache, Dustin Peterson and Danny Santana.
The Atlanta Braves have been training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., since 1998. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Tuesday, February 13, while position players report on Sunday, February 18. The first full squad workout will be held on Monday, February 19.
NON-ROSTER INVITEES (21)
PITCHERS (7): LHP Kolby Allard, RHP Josh Graham, RHP Luke Jackson, LHP Phil Pfeifer, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Mike Soroka and RHP Kyle Wright
CATCHERS (5): Rob Brantly, William Contreras, Alex Jackson, Tyler Marlette and Kade Scivicque
INFIELDERS (4): Christian Colón, Ray-Patrick Didder, Sean Kazmar and Austin Riley
OUTFIELDERS (5): Ronald Acuña, Jaff Decker, Cristian Pache, Dustin Peterson and Danny Santana