Guerrero, Bichette headline Jays' non-roster spring training invitees
Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) dives for the ball but can't make the catch on a single by Lehigh Valley IronPigs right fielder Aaron Altherr during first inning triple-A baseball action in Buffalo on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:28AM EST
TORONTO - Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette are among the 15 players announced as non-roster invitees to the Blue Jays' major league spring training camp.
The team announced the list Saturday morning.
Guerrero, the top-ranked prospect in baseball, is expected to make his big league debut this season after tearing through double-A and triple-A pitching last year.
The 19-year-old third baseman batted .336 over 30 games at triple-A Buffalo after a .402 batting average through 61 games at double-A New Hampshire to start 2018.
Bichette, a shortstop, is the No. 2 prospect in Toronto's organization and ranks eighth across the majors in a list released by Baseball America this week.
Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal and Eric Sogard are the other infielders to make the list.