Spring training can be a different experience for each player. Some players have roster spots locked up and just need to work on getting ready for Opening Day. For others, it’s a battle to snag one of the scarce roster spots.

The people fighting for spots often have very different stories. Whether they are an aging veteran looking for a final shot or a young gun looking to break into the league, they will fight for their lives to avoid being sent back to the minors.

In the past, a lot of players have surprised in camp and managed to make a huge impact. Bartolo Colon, Jason Heyward and Casey Kotchman have all been examples of players not expected to be a part of the major league team that snuck in late.

Here are the top five candidates to win a job with a strong spring.

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