As Spring Training begins, we look at five former Notre Dame baseball players in Major League Baseball to watch this spring.
Spring is in the air. Birds are chirping, the temperatures are increasing and the sweet sound of baseballs making contact with leather gloves and wooden bats resonates in the ears of baseball fans everywhere, as major league baseball players report to spring training. Among those reporting to spring training are a number of former Notre Dame baseball players.
Annually, spring training serves as a fresh start. Fans have renewed hope that this is the year for their favorite team. Players are rejuvenated by the idea that this season represents the season that they will have a breakout career year. In essence, hope springs eternal in spring training baseball.
It is where young up-and-coming prospects try to make an impact in hopes of remaining with the major league club, following a strong spring training performance. Spring training represents the epitome of hope for the long in the tooth veteran looking to make a positive impression on a team, in an effort to prolong his career. In essence, spring training represents everything that is great about sports.
For fans of Notre Dame baseball, spring training represents the opportunity to watch some of the best former players to ever put on an Irish baseball uniform. While there are currently only five former Notre Dame players currently on major league rosters, those players offer a great deal of excitement heading into the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
The former players range from seasoned veterans to young up-and-coming star prospects with bright futures. Some have played with the same team for the duration of their young careers, while others represent well-traveled players who are with new teams to begin the new year.
He is a preview of the former Notre Dame players who are currently on Major League Baseball rosters as spring training begins: