Many of the young pitchers, including Sean Gilmartin, Jeff Walters and Akeel Morris, were out early throwing in the six-pack bullpen area under the watchful eye of Dan Warthen, Frank Viola and many others.
Usually, you'll see all the pitchers (and players, when they're all here) go out for a stretch together before breaking off into the groups and sessions. But this crew - and there were many of them, at least 20-25 pitchers - was out early, before many of the media even arrived.
Warthen patrolled behind the mounds, sharing advice, tweaking deliveries and giving encouragement to the guys throwing.
Steven Matz walked out later in the session and stood with Viola and some of the other coaches to discuss how the other guys were throwing.
After throwing, the pitcher and the catcher they were throwing with meet up to discuss a few things about how the session went, they thank each other and then go their separate ways.
It's an insightful look into how many people are talking to every guy and how many people it takes to "create" and refine a baseball player and a complete team.