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Phillies announce spring training invitees, including Crawford

Top prospect, shortstop J.P. Crawford is one of 16 non-roster invitees to Clearwater announced Wednesday by the Phillies. The full list:

Those 16 will join four previous non-roster signings:

Obviously the other highlights are Hoskins and Kingery, highly touted prospects in the upper levels of the farm system. Neither is likely to make the Phils out of spring training and are really here to showcase some skills against better competition.

More competitively will be the catching ranks, where three invitees will battle with Andrew Knapp and Jorge Alfaro for a backup job in the majors.