The Boys of Spring get ready for regular season

Top prospects and other big league hopefuls began workouts with their prospective teams on the east coast of Florida earlier this month. Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan visited several major league camps and caught the first few weeks of action as players got into the swing of things while preparing for the long baseball season. (Yahoo News)

Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News

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<p>Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., pose with New York Mets David Wright and umpires before the game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
David Wright and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., pose with New York Mets David Wright and umpires before the game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets players stand for the national anthem with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland before a game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
National anthem

New York Mets players stand for the national anthem with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland before a game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. meet New York Mets players before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fl., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. meet New York Mets players before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fl., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway wears a hat of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fl., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Hats honoring Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway wears a hat of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fl., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets Tim Tebow wears a Marjory Stoneman Douglas cap in dugout before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fl., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Tebow wears Marjory Stoneman Douglas cap

New York Mets Tim Tebow wears a Marjory Stoneman Douglas cap in dugout before the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fl., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signs for fans after workouts at spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Cespedes signs for fans

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signs for fans after workouts at spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Houston Astros Kyle Tucker and Jack Mayfield pose for a photo while Myles Straw provides the photobomb after workouts at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Tucker and Mayfield photobombed

Houston Astros Kyle Tucker and Jack Mayfield pose for a photo while Myles Straw provides the photobomb after workouts at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) unleashes a 100 mph pitch in the first inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Thor airs it out

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) unleashes a 100 mph pitch in the first inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Beautiful day for a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Beautiful day for a ball game

Beautiful day for a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Groundskeeper prepares the field before the game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Groundskeeper prepares box

Groundskeeper prepares the field before the game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Baseball Hall of Famer and Minnesota Twins manager Paul Moiltor watches batting practice before the baseball game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Molitor watches BP

Baseball Hall of Famer and Minnesota Twins manager Paul Moiltor watches batting practice before the baseball game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (35) locks and loads in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Verlander deals

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (35) locks and loads in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets Zach Borenstein (71) attempts a sliding catch in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Borenstein can’t make the play

New York Mets Zach Borenstein (71) attempts a sliding catch in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets Luis Guillorme (60) goes airborne as he scores in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Guillorme in air

New York Mets Luis Guillorme (60) goes airborne as he scores in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Houston Astro Marwin Gonzalez (9) checks mobile device while sitting on the bench with George Springer and Jose Altuve in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Marwin Gonzalez checks messages

Houston Astro Marwin Gonzalez (9) checks mobile device while sitting on the bench with George Springer and Jose Altuve in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (9) loosens up as storm clouds threaten the baseball game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Nimmo gets loose

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (9) loosens up as storm clouds threaten the baseball game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies (1) bats in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Albies drives one the up the middle

Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies (1) bats in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets pitchers leave the field after morning stretches at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Off to the next field

New York Mets pitchers leave the field after morning stretches at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after homering in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
High fives for Bregman

Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after homering in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) slides home safely in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Safe at home

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) slides home safely in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Atlanta Braves pitcher Akeel Morris throws in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Akeel Morris

Atlanta Braves pitcher Akeel Morris throws in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets minor leaguer Jay Jabs (86) blows a bubble in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Jabs enjoys game and a bubble

New York Mets minor leaguer Jay Jabs (86) blows a bubble in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets minor league pitchers Joe Shaw and Josh Prevost work in sync during a bullpen at the Mets Minor League Complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on March 1, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Working in bullpen sync

New York Mets minor league pitchers Joe Shaw and Josh Prevost work in sync during a bullpen at the Mets Minor League Complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on March 1, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets pitcher Jamie Callahan (43) fires a throw in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Callahan distracts hitters

New York Mets pitcher Jamie Callahan (43) fires a throw in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Met Amed Rosario checks teammate Yoenis Cespedes’s head for home runs in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., March 1, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Rosario checks Cespedes’s temperature

New York Met Amed Rosario checks teammate Yoenis Cespedes’s head for home runs in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., March 1, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Houston Astros players stand for the national anthem before the baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Standing for the national anthem

Houston Astros players stand for the national anthem before the baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets slugger Jay Bruce (19) connects with a pitch as the rain gets harder in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Bruce connects in the rain

New York Mets slugger Jay Bruce (19) connects with a pitch as the rain gets harder in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets pitcher P.J. Conlon (80) follows throw on a pitch in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Conlon gets down low

New York Mets pitcher P.J. Conlon (80) follows throw on a pitch in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Minnesota Twins Zack Granite (8) digs for first base in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Granite digs for a hit

Minnesota Twins Zack Granite (8) digs for first base in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) flashes some peace in the dugout before the baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., March 3, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Rosario flashes some peace

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) flashes some peace in the dugout before the baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., March 3, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets left fielder Ty Kelly (11) makes the running catch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Kelly makes the catch

New York Mets left fielder Ty Kelly (11) makes the running catch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets pitcher Anthony Swarzak (38) mishandles throw in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Swarzak mishandles play

New York Mets pitcher Anthony Swarzak (38) mishandles throw in the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by a smiling Asdrúbal Cabrera after crushing a home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
All smiles at home plate

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by a smiling Asdrúbal Cabrera after crushing a home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A nice crowd on hand for the game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., March 3, 2018. (Gordon Donovan) </p>
Fisheye view of Roger Dean Stadium

A nice crowd on hand for the game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., March 3, 2018. (Gordon Donovan)

<p>Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) looks disgusted as he grounds into an inning-ending double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Altuve can’t hide disgust

Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) looks disgusted as he grounds into an inning-ending double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Former Cy Young award winner and New York Mets pitching coach Frank Viola watches action in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Frank Viola all smiles

Former Cy Young award winner and New York Mets pitching coach Frank Viola watches action in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>The equipment of New York Mets minor leaguers sits on the field during workouts at the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Field of gloves

The equipment of New York Mets minor leaguers sits on the field during workouts at the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Minnesota Twins Nick Buss (64) is tagged out at home plate by Houston Astros catcher Tim Federowicz (43) in the second inning of a baseball game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Out at home

Minnesota Twins Nick Buss (64) is tagged out at home plate by Houston Astros catcher Tim Federowicz (43) in the second inning of a baseball game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets minor league pitchers work during a bullpen at the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Bullpen session

New York Mets minor league pitchers work during a bullpen at the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York Mets minor leaguers sits on the bench before the baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., March 3, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
Minor leaguers attend the show

New York Mets minor leaguers sits on the bench before the baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., March 3, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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