By: David Lee on March 20, 2014 - 11:40am - Add new comment

Games of March 19

 

Hitters:

Matt Davidson, White Sox: 2-4, HR, 3 RBI. Davidson might not be the starting third baseman for the White Sox right away, but he should be up soon enough.

 

Billy Burns, Athletics: 2-3, SB (9). Burns is fast. Like, really fast. He needs to hit to be more than fourth-outfielder material, but he's selective and takes walks, and that's a huge step in the right direction as a table-setter.

 

By: David Lee on March 19, 2014 - 5:18pm - Add new comment

The Giants released several former GreenJackets on Wednesday as they begin to clean up rosters for the 2014 season.

 

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the following players have been released:

 

Stephen Branca, Joey Rapp, Shayne Houck, Cristian Otero, Christian Diaz, Drew Bolin, Justin Schumer, Renzo Frietes, Paul Davis, Casey Weathers, Mark Teahen, Ryan Cavan.

 

By: David Lee on March 19, 2014 - 11:55am - Add new comment

Games of March 18

 

Hitters:

Eric Campbell, Mets: 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI. He's not exactly a prospect, but the 2008 eighth-rounder out of Boston College will probably see time in the majors at some point this season. He walks and can steal a base or two while providing gap power.

 

By: David Lee on March 18, 2014 - 12:26pm - Add new comment

Games of March 17

 

Hitters:

Kolten Wong, Cardinals: 3-4, 2B, RBI. Wong has the second base job on lock right now by spraying the gaps with hard contact throughout spring. His glove and bat are very good tools, and any power is gravy, but he has six extra-base hits in 37 plate appearances this spring.

 

Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB. Bogaerts' bat has been quiet this spring, but three of his four hits have been for extra bases, and he has six walks in 31 plate appearances.

 

By: David Lee on March 17, 2014 - 3:09pm - Add new comment

No. 1 South Carolina

 

The Gamecocks are ranked No. 1 in the nation by Baseball America for the second consecutive week after opening SEC play with a series win over Ole Miss.

 

By: David Lee on March 17, 2014 - 12:32pm - Add new comment

Games of March 16

 

Hitters:

Tommy La Stella, Braves: 1-3, 2B, RBI.

Gary Sanchez, Yankees: 1-1, HR, 2 RBI.

Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs: 3-3, HR, RBI.

Marcus Semien, White Sox: 2-3, BB.

Billy Hamilton, Reds: 2-4, RBI, 2 SB (9).

 

Pitchers:

Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays: 4 IP, 5 H, BB, 3 K.

Allen Webster, Red Sox: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

Rafael Montero, Mets: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, BB, K.

 

Games of March 15

 

By: David Lee on March 14, 2014 - 12:24pm - Add new comment

Games of March 13

 

Hitters:

Carlos Correa, Astros: 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI. Correa is going to be a monster at shortstop in Houston for years to come, especially with his plus defensive profile and plus hit. He provided a taste of power potential in this one.

 

Jonathan Singleton, Astros: 1-3, HR, RBI, 2 BB. Immense power but has to harness his abilities and focus.

 

George Springer, Astros: 1-2, 2B, BB. He's going to be a great one if he can limit the swing and miss.

 

By: David Lee on March 13, 2014 - 11:57am - Add new comment

Games of March 11

 

Hitters:

Jackie Bradley, Red Sox: 1-3, 3B, RBI, BB. Great makeup and instincts will help his tools play up. Bradley relies on a solid defensive profile.

 

Kolten Wong, Cardinals: 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI. A plus hit tool will help a power tool that could be better than some think.

 

Edward Salcedo, Braves: 1-2, HR, 2 RBI. Salcedo has so much potential in the frame and pop, but the hit tool has to develop further.

 

By: David Lee on March 12, 2014 - 11:26am - Add new comment

If the Braves signed Ervin Santana to a multi-year contract, many would be up in arms. There's a reason it took this long for Santana to sign a deal. Major League Baseball teams simply didn't want to commit long-term.

 

Instead, the Braves signed him to one year worth $14.1 million Wednesday. The fact that it's just one year is OK for the Braves.

 

By: David Lee on March 11, 2014 - 2:09pm - Add new comment

Games of March 10

 

Hitters:

Nick Castellanos, Tigers: 3-4, HR, 4 RBI. Castellanos continues to slug, hitting his second homer of the spring. He has four extra-base hits in 29 plate appearances.

 

Steven Moya, Tigers: 3-6, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI. Moya is a huge human with elite raw power, but the hit tool is in serious question.

 

Stephen Piscotty, Cardinals: 1-1, HR, 3 RBI, BB. Outstanding bat and arm for right field. Limited power potential, but the bat will carry.

 


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