Below is a list and (super) short description of every player in the Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training camp for the 2016 season, to include the 40 man roster and all Non-Roster Invitees, in alphabetical order by last name.
Almost all of the 40 man roster players will see big league action at some point in the season. The Non-Roster Invitees are the long shots, but usually one or two end up contributing.
40 man roster - Pitchers:
RHP Matt Andriese - Long man out of the bullpen.
RHP Chris Archer - Incumbent ace, Cy Young candidate.
RHP Andrew Bellatti - Killer slider. Another option year means he'll ride the shuttle between AAA and MLB.
RHP Brad Boxberger - The Rays Closer is coming off 41 saves in 2015... and 10 losses.
LHP Xavier Cedeno - Automatic vs. lefties. Is he ready to increase his bullpen role?
RHP Alex Cobb - Should return from TJS around August to add an all-star caliber arm to an already stacked starting rotation.
RHP Alex Colome - Stuff played up in the pen so that's where he will probably stay. High leverage.
RHP Jacob Faria - Dominant minor league starter. Could push for a September call up.
RHP Danny Farquhar - Low risk, high reward reclamation project for Hickey's bullpen. So far so good.
RHP Steve Geltz - 70 appearances last season. Likely 6th/7th inning reliever.
RHP Taylor Guerrieri - Starting prospect, groundball machine, high ceiling. Should push for September call up.
LHP Matt Moore - After TJS recovery, reports mention how good Moore looks in camp.
RHP Jake Odorizzi - Workhorse who could see his first 200 inning season.
RHP Erasmo Ramirez - Proven major league starter after a breakout 2015 season.
LHP Enny Romero - 95 from the left side is rare but may be too wild to rely on at the end of games.
LHP Drew Smyly - Above average starter when healthy.
LHP Blake Snell - Top prospect, not much left to prove in minors. Ace potential.
RHP Ryan Webb - Experienced above average groundball reliever. Should be in opening day bullpen.
RHP Chase Whitley - May not factor into 2016 while recovering from TJS.
40 man roster - Hitters:
INF Tim Beckham - Above average bat vs lefties. Might be an average defender at SS.
2B Ryan Brett - Can hit and run, but depth will keep him in Durham. Here to try all defensive positions.
C Curt Casali - Probably deserves an opening day job, but still has an option so AAA likely.
C Hank Conger - Probable starter. Excellent framing. Above average bat vs. RHP.
LF Corey Dickerson - Acquired for Jake McGee, elite offense potential vs righties. All range, no arm in field.
2B Logan Forsythe - Breakout 2015 earned him the team MVP. Everyday 2B needs to prove he's the real deal.
OF Brandon Guyer - Can start vs lefties and does well off bench too.
INF Nick Franklin - Fighting for the 25th opening day spot, needs bat to come alive.
OF Desmond Jennings - Elite left field defense when healthy. Might only play vs LHP though.
CF Kevin Kiermaier - Platinum glove defense in center field earns him all the playing time he can handle.
1B James Loney - Likely opening day starter at 1B for his fourth and final season, much to prove after injured 2015. Line drive hitter, dropped 15 lbs heading into camp.
3B Evan Longoria - The former superstar was still good for 4 fWAR last season.
OF Mikie Mahtook - Potential for slugging, above average defender, but 100 PA is not enough to know for sure.
C Luke Maile - All around good defender. Bat holds him back from majors.
SS Brad Miller - Solid shortstop acquired in the Karns trade that should start vs every righty. Arm is wild.
1B/OF Logan Morrison - Also acquired for Karns, doesn't defend much but should hit righties well.
UTIL Taylor Motter - Can defend any position and swipe bags, but will the bat play?
C Justin O'Conner - Early injury will keep JOC out of camp. Another stumble for a former 1st round pick.
UTIL Steve Pearce - Another new piece brought in to boost the offense. Mean, can mash.
C Rene Rivera - Great all around defense, must re-work swing. Likely opening day backup.
3B Richie Shaffer - Probably starts the year in Durham, but can slug with the best and might defend all four corners.
RF Steven Souza Jr. - Low average, huge power, lots of walks, lots of strikeouts. Probable RF most days.
Non-Roster Invitees - Pitchers:
LHP Dana Eveland - Veteran starter-turned-reliever has a sinker / slider combo with crazy movement.
RHP Eddie Gamboa - Knuckleballer with a 90 mph fastball to boot.
RHP Ryan Garton - Older relief prospect enjoyed success at AA last year. Needs to find the zone.
RHP Jhan Marinez - 1.92 ERA in AAA last year, looking for a shot in the 'pen.
RHP Parker Markel - 95mph fastball with inconsistent mechanics.
LHP Justin Marks - Emergency lefty starter depth at AAA.
RHP Kyle McPherson - Relief prospect with excellent run on his pitches. Recovering from TJS.
RHP Adam Reifer - The 29yo hopes his dominant 2015 as a closer in the Mexican League will translate.
RHP Mark Sappington - 95+ mph fastball could play if mechanics are fixed, recently added cutter.
RHP Jaime Schultz - Huge fastball, huge control issues, developing a change.
RHP Tyler Sturdevant - 30yo career minor league reliever.
LHP Jonny Venters - Returning from third TJS. Was once quite dominant reliever.
RHP Neil Wagner - Also missed 2015 due to TJS. Threw 95 before the surgery.
LHP Adam Wilk - Made it to AAA in 2011 but hasn't been able to find success in the majors. Still only 28.
Non-Roster Invitees - Hitters:
OF Jaff Decker - Cannon arm,, but the high OBP profile is unproven at the major league level. It's pronounced Jeff.
C Jake DePew - Organization soldier. Doesn't have the bat to contribute to a major league team.
CF Johnny Field - Grinder. Hits for more power than his body would suggest. Might be average in CF.
1B Casey Gillaspie - Switch hitting slugger could move through system fast if he mashes A+ Charlotte.
OF Granden Goetzman - No standout tools, but you never know.
OF Braxton Lee - Low minors prospect can get on base and run, but has zero power to date.
3B Patrick Leonard - Seeing time in the OF will only increase his chances of seeing big league action one day.
OF Thomas Milone - Low minors prospect with speed and defense but not much else.
UTIL Juniel Querecuto - Switch hitter doesn't have many tools, but he's made it to AA Montgomery.
SS Daniel Robertson - The top prospect's defense looks good in camp. Long shot for a September call up.
1B Kyle Roller - Slugger probably strikes out too much for a major league audition, but the power is intriguing.
SS Alec Sole - Depth in camp. Should start year in A+ Charlotte.
CF Dayron Varona - Older but legit prospect. Only Cuban in camp will likely see playing time when team travels to Havana.
(Well, it took 1100 words but we got there. Close enough!)