With 2 weeks
of Spring action in the books, today we'll take a peak at
how the young prospects are performing.
players, spring stats are to be ingested but not digested.
Veteran players typically take it easy during the first few weeks
of the spring and usually there is nothing to make of their
sometimes poor starts. It's a different situation for rookie
prospects and players with less than a full year of MLB
experience under their belts. For some of these players, these
games will dictate whether of not they have a starting job or if
they'll even make the team.
Below is a
quick look at the young hitting prospects and their performance
(sorted by AVG) through Friday's Games:
who are expected to win a MLB starting role:
All of the Rookies above, with the
exception of Jeff Baker, are expected to open the season as a starter for
their respective teams. As you can see in the grid above, most of them are
off to a great start this spring. Only 3
(Scott Thorman, Nook Logan, and
are struggling at the present time and the
next 2 weeks could determine their fate.
who were expected to open the season in
Above is a list of 7 prospects who were not expected to
open the season on a MLB roster, however their hot spring performance will
force their respective GM's hand in the coming weeks. Currently, of
the prospects above, only Ryan Braun has an open window to
start the season in the majors (Our overall 13th Best Prospect).
Our Top 100 prospect Data Sheet and Rookie
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