The Toronto Blue Jays announced Friday that right-handed pitching prospect Nate Pearson will be joining the team in big league camp as a non-roster invitee.

Pearson is currently ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Blue Jays' system and 10th in all of baseball according to MLB Pipeline.

While Pearson getting the invite to big league camp is a positive sign for his development, TSN's Scott Mitchell notes it is unlikely he makes the Opening Day roster and is more likely to start the season in Triple-A Buffalo.

Other non-roster invitees include Kirby Snead, Alejandro Kirk, Logan Warmoth and Forrest Wall. 

Meanwhile, the Jays also announced non-roster veteran invitees, including Joe Panik, A.J. Cole and Phillippe Aumont.

The Blue Jays will begin spring training next week (Feb. 12) when pitchers and catchers report with their first game coming the week after against the New York Yankees.