We’re finally a few games into spring training, to the point where several players have begun to accumulate stats that mean something.
For those of you who don’t feel like looking through data, here’s a few highlights.
Matt Antonelli, former top prospect, hasn’t hit for two years, but is showing signs of life. He’s 8-for-17 with two doubles and only one strikeout. Given that projected starting 2B David Eckstein is a far worse player there than the Padres’ backup first baseman, San Diego might want to give Antonelli a look at the keystone.
Kyle Blanks is getting off to a good start, going 7-for-17 with three doubles, a triple, and just 2 K’s. No walks, however.
Logan Forsythe is impressing, going 4-9 with two doubles and three walks. He looks ready to open 2010 in AAA.
Tony Gwynn, trying to get the leadoff and CF job, is just 3-for-18 with no walks.
Luis Durango is 4-for-11 with three walks and no strikeouts.
Everth Cabrera and David Eckstein are a combined 4-for-30…not a good start for the projected double-play combo.
Yorvit Torrealba (.333/.333/.667) has outhit Nick Hundley (.222/.364/.222) in the catcher battle, though neither has gotten significant ABs.
Oscar Salazar is trying to make me look smart by posting a .417 OBP.
Star Adrian Gonzalez is off to a rough (.071/.188/.071) start.
Chris Denorfia (.333/.375/.400) and Aaron Cunningham (.235/.350/.412) are both making strong bids for the fifth OF’s job.
Scott Hairston is 0-for-11, so neither he nor Gwynn is taking advantage of the CF competition.
Chase Headley, Matt Stairs, Michael Collins, and Will Venable have all homered, but none has done too much else.
Sean Gallagher and Mat Latos have both pitched five solid innings, while Clayton Richard has gotten hammered (Come on, projected starting rotation!)
Adam Russell has shown good stuff, striking out five and walking none in four innings.
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