"It shows to me that the work that I put in in the offseason went toward something," said Yacabonis, 27. "It feels like I'm progressing. Last year, I didn't make the roster, and this year, I made it, so it shows I'm progressing and getting better each year. It's obviously one of my goals, too. One of the goals when you get drafted is to make it to the big leagues, then make the Opening Day roster, and then it's to stick. It's just checking them off the list, one by one."