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2015 Non-Roster Invitee Rankings, Week 4

Opening day feels pretty close now, in part because it is! Just a little over one week to go, leaving little time for remaining non-roster invitees to state their case. A reminder of the point system:
  • 1/3 point for each out (- for hitters, + for pitchers)
  • 1 point for each walk (+ for hitters, - for pitchers)
  • 1 point for each strikeout (- for hitters, + for pitchers)
  • (batters only) 1 point for each total base, 1 point for each stolen base, 1 point subtracted for each caught stealing
  • (pitchers only) 3 points subtracted for each home run allowed
Here are the rankings going into this weekend (total +/-, change in point total from last week). Players in bold are still in MLB camp, and thus still in the running for a roster spot:
  1. Tyler Olson (20.67, -0.33)
  2. Jordan Pries (15, +2)
  3. Endy Chavez (14.33, +1.67)
  4. Jordy Lara (12.67, 0)
  5. Tyler Marlette (12.33, 0)
  6. Patrick Kivlehan (12.17, 0)
  7. John Baker (10.67, 0)
  8. Mike Dowd (9.33, 0)
  9. D.J. Peterson (8.83, 0)
  10. Stephen Landazuri (6.67, 0)
  11. Justin Germano (5.67, 0)
  12. Steve Baron (5.17, 0)
  13. Franklin Gutierrez (5.08, 0)
  14. Shawn O'Malley (2.33, -2.33)
  15. Sam Gaviglio (1.67, 0)
  16. Mark Lowe (-1, -4.67)
  17. Carlos Rivero (-2.33, -8.67)
  18. Forrest Snow (-3, 0)
  19. Rafael Perez (-3.33, 0)
  20. Kevin Correia (-4.33, -15.33)
  21. Joe Saunders (-11.67, -5)
Non-roster invitees played much less in the past week because, for one thing, there are fewer of them in camp. However, starters are getting more playing time as opening day approaches too. So, there is not as much movement...except for those atrocious pitching outings. Mark Lowe, Kevin Correia, and Joe Saunders were all long shots to begin with and I would have to think they are eliminated from the opening day roster at this point. Tyler Olson remains the only real interesting story left, especially given David Rollins's PED suspension. If Lloyd McClendon chooses to keep a second lefty in the bullpen then Olson could very well be the choice.

Otherwise, there isn't much to say. Most of the non-roster invitees had bad weeks and they already were/are probably on the outside looking in.