BATTERS: Spring hitters wrap-up 2018, NL

Let's continue our early look at each team's projected Opening Day lineups and relevant spring training news to identify guys whose stocks have changed during the spring.

As a reminder, our PT Today and PT Tomorrow columns will provide closer looks at these battles as they evolve.

Here is an overview of projected rosters in the National League. You can find the same information about the American League here.

ATL | MIA | NYM | PHI | WAS | CHC | CIN | MIL | PIT | STL | ARI | COL | LA | SD | SF

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta Braves

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
E Inciarte     122  CF 603 .297  8  46 22  7% 87% 0.55  55 135  47 $25 | 46  .641 0.70
O Albies       117  2B 595 .268 14  60 22  8% 79% 0.42  77 164  46 $21 | 63  .835 0.40
F Freeman       21  1B 563 .302 33  95  6 13% 76% 0.61 153  97  83 $31 | 45  .948 1.00
N Markakis     437  RF 488 .273  7  60  1 10% 84% 0.69  69  74  34 $10 | 40  .658 0.25
T Flowers      300   C 313 .249 11  45  0  8% 70% 0.29 103  65   0  $3 | 19  .397 0.56
P Tucker       628  LF  63 .197  2   8  0  7% 73% 0.29  82 101   4 -$3 | 51  .960 1.00
D Swanson      383  SS 486 .245  7  55  6 11% 75% 0.48  62 118   8  $6 | 48  .708 1.00
R Ruiz         675  3B 152 .223  4  18  1 10% 70% 0.39  81  75  -9 -$2 | 68  .578 0.09
-------------------------------------Bench/Injured------------------------------------
J Camargo      440  IF 387 .262  6  41  1  5% 79% 0.26  77 124  27  $5 | 29  .717 0.75
K Suzuki       361   C 289 .269 12  45  0  6% 86% 0.44  93  62  52  $7 | 28  .889 1.00
C Culberson    695  IF  98 .198  1   6  1  4% 78% 0.20  39 105 -14 -$4 | 57  .528 0.20
P Bourjos      682  OF  96 .235  2   7  2  6% 75% 0.24  85 150  26 -$1 | ---injured---

Spring Training Notes

  • Ronald Acuna (CF, ATL) will start the season at Triple-A but was electric in ATL camp, showing both power (1.247 OPS) and speed (4 SB) along with decent plate control (0.50 Eye).
     

Miami Marlins

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
L Brinson      284  CF 508 .258 11  53 11  7% 77% 0.30  75 117  17 $11 | 58  .951 0.18
D Dietrich     533  LF 470 .254 17  66  2  8% 75% 0.34 101 106  30  $9 | 46 1.118 0.36
S Castro       284  2B 583 .262 14  63  3  5% 79% 0.24  72  98  15 $10 | 56  .798 0.00
J Bour         200  1B 485 .271 29  94  1 11% 77% 0.53 128  40  46 $17 | 42  .470 0.50
J Realmuto     104   C 481 .277 14  54  9  6% 81% 0.31  90 115  43 $15 | 22  .705 0.25
B Anderson     534  3B 461 .244 16  68  0 10% 74% 0.41  95 118  30  $6 | 51  .965 0.82
C Maybin       329  RF 365 .233  6  36 20 11% 76% 0.49  71 127  23  $7 | 37  .739 0.50
M Rojas        689  SS 221 .274  1  18  2  7% 87% 0.59  52 107  38  $3 | 50  .700 0.43
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
J Riddle       674  IF 321 .253  2  31  1  6% 80% 0.31  47 110   6  $1 | ---injured---
G Cooper       640  IF 215 .301 10  44  0  9% 77% 0.46 133  82  62  $9 | 54  .821 0.18
T Telis        667   C 129 .232  2  12  2  5% 88% 0.43  52  75  26 -$1 | 43  .577 0.17
M Prado        558  IF 128 .292  2  16  0  6% 87% 0.48  61  84  37  $2 | ---injured---
S Van Slyke    677  OF  63 .165  1   4  1  8% 63% 0.22  80  93 -41 -$4 | 47  .899 0.33

Spring Training Notes

  • Brian Anderson (3B, MIA) has been the best hitter in MIA camp. He has shown both power (4 HR in 51 AB) and plate discipline (9/11 BB/K in 51 AB).
  • Derek Dietrich (3B, MIA) likely will get steady playing time in the MIA outfield and can also play all over the infield. He has enjoyed a big spring (1.118 OPS in 46 AB) and was serviceable against lefties in 2017 for the first time in his career. This is another place to look for profit.
     

New York Mets

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
M Conforto     196  OF 454 .270 28  73  2 11% 72% 0.45 150  81  58 $16 |  6  .542 1.00
Y Cespedes      96  LF 534 .285 31  85  2  8% 78% 0.38 135  86  64 $22 | 34 1.251 0.43
J Bruce        161  RF 494 .245 25  75  2  9% 72% 0.36 129  91  39 $10 | 42  .921 0.17
T Frazier      286  3B 476 .216 22  68  4 13% 73% 0.53 112  76  31  $4 | 55  .702 0.19
W Flores       359  1B 387 .264 19  61  1  5% 84% 0.35 102  93  58 $10 | 50  .957 0.50
A Cabrera      313  2B 468 .273 16  56  4  8% 81% 0.47  97  82  45 $13 | 47  .738 0.80
T D'Arnaud     285   C 348 .251 13  46  0  7% 82% 0.41  91  76  38  $4 | 36 1.109 1.20
A Rosario      245  SS 549 .273 12  57 18  5% 74% 0.21  84 154  23 $18 | 48  .895 0.13
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
K Plawecki     549   C 285 .241  7  33  0  7% 81% 0.38  71  94  24  $0 | 37  .747 0.29
J Reyes        329  IF 249 .259  7  26 12  8% 84% 0.57  84 124  59  $8 | 46  .501 0.75
A Gonzalez     503  1B 220 .252  7  31  0  8% 81% 0.44  96  66  38  $1 | 58  .563 0.38
B Nimmo        489  CF 180 .236  4  16  2 12% 70% 0.45  86 109   8  $0 | 62  .984 0.28
J Lagares      626  OF 162 .248  2  11  4  5% 79% 0.25  70 122  19  $0 | 50  .479 0.25
D Wright       n/a  3B ----------------------------------------------- |

Spring Training Notes

  • Wilmer Flores (3B/1B, NYM) has staked claim to an everyday role in the NYM lineup with a big spring (.957 OPS, 0.50 Eye). And those stats haven't been inflated by feasting on southpaws. He has a .947 OPS and 4/11 BB/K in 41 AB against RHers.
  • Travis D'Arnaud (C, NYM) is an interesting post-hype play. His bat has been fantastic this spring (1.109 OPS in 36 AB). He also has managed more walks than strikeouts (1.20 Eye). He's still someone who could emerge as a frontline backstop if he can stay healthy.
     

Philadelphia Phillies

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
C Hernandez    258  2B 486 .288  6  35 17 11% 79% 0.57  62 172  41 $18 | 54  .578 0.27
C Santana      173  1B 521 .251 23  78  5 15% 80% 0.89 107  82  64 $12 | 47  .695 0.89
O Herrera      213  CF 541 .284 15  53 14  6% 77% 0.29  96 113  33 $20 | 47  .489 0.10
R Hoskins       49  LF 506 .249 32  94  6 13% 74% 0.55 138  82  57 $16 | 50 1.117 0.77
M Franco       241  3B 477 .251 21  67  1  6% 83% 0.40 102  68  48  $9 | 55  .760 0.10
A Altherr      283  OF 407 .255 16  60  9  8% 71% 0.30 121 112  32 $11 | 52  .870 0.31
J Alfaro       244   C 393 .237 15  44  1  4% 65% 0.11 116  96 -10  $3 | 38  .864 0.33
J Crawford     375  SS 507 .240 12  50  8 12% 79% 0.67  74 129  41  $6 | 47  .633 0.00
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
S Kingery      290  2B 423 .246  9  38 14  4% 75% 0.18  77 118   9  $8 | 51 1.141 0.17
N Williams     310  RF 389 .260 12  53  5  5% 69% 0.16 106 125   9  $9 | 48  .619 0.00
A Knapp        641   C 239 .265  4  23  1 12% 69% 0.45  86 107   5  $3 | 29  .687 0.20
R Quinn        639  OF  63 .254  0   4  5  7% 73% 0.29  52 146  -6  $0 | 41  .716 0.33

Spring Training Notes  

  • Aaron Altherr (LF, PHI) might begin the season in a timeshare in the PHI outfield, but if you're looking for a potential multi-category producer, Altherr is a great speculation.
  • Roman Quinn (CF, PHI) has gone 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts so far this spring, a reflection of his upper-tier projected speed. He's a longshot to make an MLB impact given his weak bat and struggles to make contact, but he's someone who could provide a burst of steals as an injury fill-in during the season.
  • Scott Kingery (2B, PHI) has flashed his power ceiling this spring (1.141 OPS in 51 AB). His bat likely will force its way into the PHI lineup on a regular basis early in the season.
     

Washington Nationals

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
A Eaton        153  LF 461 .286 10  48 11 10% 80% 0.54  87 132  52 $18 | 16  .853 0.50
T Turner         5  SS 567 .287 16  62 51  7% 79% 0.38 106 173  69 $37 | 46  .682 0.47
B Harper         9  RF 494 .302 31  91  6 14% 76% 0.71 144 106  83 $29 | 46  .856 0.64
A Rendon        56  3B 569 .284 27  96  8 12% 82% 0.74 125  88  79 $25 | 37  .864 0.50
R Zimmerman    146  1B 470 .272 23  82  2  8% 76% 0.35 122  82  43 $16 |  2 1.500 0.00
D Murphy        86  2B 377 .316 14  63  2  8% 87% 0.62 112  84  79 $19 | ---injured---
M Wieters      328   C 406 .236 12  53  1  8% 78% 0.40  79  68  13  $2 | 31  .716 0.83
M Taylor       225  CF 411 .243 15  46 20  7% 66% 0.22 114 115   4 $11 | 28  .798 0.22
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
M Adams        475  IF 223 .243 10  39  0  6% 74% 0.26 121  58  26  $2 | 43  .876 0.08
H Kendrick     490  2B 221 .295  5  26  6  7% 79% 0.37  82  93  27  $8 | 34  .724 0.43
W Difo         449  IF 191 .254  3  14  8  7% 80% 0.35  58 127  19  $3 | 56  .505 0.33
M Montero      677   C 150 .224  4  20  1 12% 76% 0.56  66  66   2 -$1 | 29  .678 1.00
B Goodwin      601  OF 125 .244  6  13  3  8% 71% 0.31 136 101  42  $1 | 46  .443 0.36

Spring Training Notes

  • Victor Robles (CF, WAS) is one of the top prospects in the game and is close to making an MLB impact. However, he struggled significantly this spring, hitting the ball with little authority (.528 OPS) and showing very poor plate discipline (1/12 BB/K in 48 AB).
  • Andrew Stevenson (CF, WAS) also stands a shot at making an MLB impact in 2018. While he doesn't have the ceiling of Robles, Stevenson has produced well in March (.766 OPS in 48 AB) but has struggled to make contact (18 K in 48 AB).
     

Chicago Cubs

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
I Happ         123  CF 469 .243 21  75 10  8% 68% 0.27 125  90  15 $12 | 48 1.293 0.35
K Bryant        15  3B 563 .295 30  87  9 13% 75% 0.59 139 116  74 $29 | 36  .939 0.82
A Rizzo         26  1B 567 .284 30 105  9 12% 82% 0.79 125  67  76 $27 | 44 1.017 0.30
W Contreras     51   C 484 .289 28  84  6 11% 77% 0.55 132  84  64 $22 | 36 1.135 0.50
K Schwarber    166  LF 445 .243 33  69  2 13% 65% 0.42 171  79  49 $12 | 48 1.109 0.47
A Russell      264  SS 502 .248 20  80  4  8% 74% 0.32 115  94  32 $11 | 39  .925 0.20
J Heyward      411  RF 402 .258  9  47  6  9% 84% 0.62  69 100  40  $8 | 43  .576 0.31
J Baez         104  2B 515 .274 20  80 14  5% 70% 0.19 112 113  15 $20 | 30  .713 0.25
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
A Almora       386  OF 458 .279 14  61  4  4% 84% 0.24  89 111  50 $14 | 51  .560 0.14
B Zobrist      464  OF 299 .252  8  36  2 12% 85% 0.89  83  98  60  $4 | 31  .720 0.56
T La Stella    676  IF 123 .253  3  15  1 10% 83% 0.63  78  76  38  $0 | 47  .647 0.29
V Caratini     548   C  62 .266  2   6  0  9% 79% 0.45  95  88  38 -$1 | 38  .777 1.60

Spring Training Notes

  • Ian Happ (2B/CF, CHC) has hit his way into a regular role in the CHC lineup to begin the season. He has an excellent 1.293 OPS in 48 AB this spring.
  • Kyle Schwarber (LF, CHC) is another high-upside bat who has raised his stock this spring. He has a 1.109 OPS in 48 AB. While he has struggled to make contact (17 K in 48 AB), he has shown good patience (8 BB in 48 AB).
     

Cincinnati Reds

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
B Hamilton      69  CF 411 .248  3  25 49  7% 78% 0.34  49 174  20 $19 | 45  .577 0.58
E Suarez       188  3B 576 .254 24  78  7 11% 73% 0.45 106  84  26 $15 | 46  .883 0.50
J Votto         19  1B 526 .318 31  95  5 19% 82% 1.27 131  82  96 $33 | 40  .539 1.10
A Duvall       179  LF 575 .242 30  93  4  6% 71% 0.22 137  86  32 $12 | 46  .861 0.46
S Gennett      207  2B 513 .273 20  77  5  6% 77% 0.27 105 100  37 $17 | 41  .994 0.50
J Peraza       210  SS 455 .272  5  35 26  4% 86% 0.33  40 136  28 $16 | 52  .699 0.11
S Schebler     286  RF 474 .248 27  65  5  7% 74% 0.30 136  90  49 $11 | 43 1.227 0.33
T Barnhart     322   C 368 .266  7  43  2 10% 82% 0.59  71  79  28  $5 | 40  .926 0.29
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
J Winker       319  LF 422 .282 15  44  3 11% 81% 0.67  95  82  48 $12 | 46  .937 0.67
D Mesoraco     481   C 217 .238  5  31  1  9% 76% 0.42  74  78   7  $0 | 37  .859 0.50
C Pennington   n/a  IF 121 .234  1  10  3 11% 77% 0.55  46  96  -3 -$1 | 39  .603 0.42
P Ervin        663  OF  92 .230  3  10  5  9% 75% 0.41 100  99  30  $0 | 46  .612 0.11
P Gosselin     N/A  IF  65 .190  0   4  0  4% 73% 0.15  38 118 -33 -$4 | 45  .522 0.08

Spring Training Notes

  • Scott Schebler (LF, CIN) appears ready to validate that he has become an impact bat in 2018. Few bats have shown more extra-base pop this spring than Schebler (eight extra-base hits in 43 AB).
  • Jesse Winker (LF, CIN) also has had a huge spring (.937 OPS) while controlling home plate (4/6 BB/K in 46 AB).
  • Nick Senzel (3B, CIN) did not do much this spring (.633 OPS in 28 AB) but still stands a great shot at carving out an everyday role in the CIN infield after some more seasoning in the high minors.
     

Milwaukee Brewers

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
C Yelich        46  RF 575 .305 23  86 19 11% 77% 0.53 121 106  60 $33 | 45 1.047 1.11
L Cain          83  CF 565 .287 12  59 21  8% 80% 0.41  75 134  37 $24 | 40 1.086 0.67
T Shaw          89  3B 525 .256 26  82  7  9% 74% 0.39 130  80  44 $15 | 43  .934 0.83
R Braun        120  LF 371 .281 18  58  9  9% 79% 0.48 123  99  65 $16 | 27 1.155 1.33
E Thames       216  1B 357 .251 22  61  5 13% 68% 0.44 172  91  62 $11 | 48  .611 0.29
M Pina         351   C 353 .258 11  43  2  6% 78% 0.28  95  87  28  $6 | 37  .773 1.33
O Arcia        183  SS 573 .268 16  59 18  6% 80% 0.34  75 144  39 $17 | 53  .755 0.00
J Villar       176  2B 219 .256  6  20 16  8% 68% 0.27  94 111   0  $7 | 47  .793 0.70
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
D Santana       99  OF 422 .267 19  63  8 11% 64% 0.35 135  98  19 $15 | 50  .526 0.08
H Perez        386  IF 327 .262  8  36 13  4% 80% 0.20  75  93  18  $9 | 58  .624 0.27
E Sogard       609  IF 243 .260  2  19  4 11% 86% 0.84  49  98  35  $3 | 37 1.044 1.00
S Vogt         367   C 222 .247  9  30  0  7% 81% 0.37 101  77  42  $2 | 10  .533 1.00
J Aguilar      531  1B 125 .245  8  21  0  8% 71% 0.30 144  69  38  $1 | 58  .731 0.29
J Bandy        680   C  64 .218  1   7  0  6% 76% 0.27  64  77  -9 -$3 | 40  .841 0.38

Spring Training Notes

  • Christian Yelich (CF, MIL) looks like he might thrive even more so now that he is away from MIA. He could be a top-10 pick in 2019 drafts if his spring (1.047 OPS, 1.11 Eye in 45 AB) is an indication that 2018 will be another growth season for him.
  • Keon Broxton (CF, MIL) still has plenty of holes in his swing (22 K in 49 AB this spring), but his multi-category potential was on display (2 HR, 8 SB in 49 AB). He could get another look in the MIL outfield later in 2018.
     

Pittsburgh Pirates

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
J Harrison     267  2B 487 .274 15  49 14  4% 83% 0.27  90 116  49 $16 | 40  .701 0.50
C Dickerson    225  LF 511 .271 21  60  3  6% 76% 0.26 127 111  51 $14 | 40  .800 0.00
S Marte         48  CF 581 .281 15  62 37  5% 77% 0.23  78 135  22 $30 | 47 1.047 0.18
J Bell         188  1B 519 .264 21  74  3 10% 82% 0.61  98  89  54 $13 | 46  .899 0.67
G Polanco      147  RF 529 .255 21  71 14  8% 82% 0.50  99  82  49 $15 | 46  .998 0.33
F Cervelli     427   C 394 .263  6  40  3 11% 75% 0.49  65 105   7  $6 | 35 1.316 1.20
C Moran        397  3B 408 .262 15  54  0  8% 76% 0.35 104 125  44  $8 | 52  .793 0.20
J Mercer       502  SS 563 .252 13  62  1  8% 83% 0.50  75 106  40  $7 | 39  .564 0.40
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
D Freese       632  IF 245 .259  6  28  0 10% 71% 0.38  80  86  -5  $2 | 32  .802 0.50
E Diaz         675   C 227 .230  1  23  2  5% 81% 0.26  42  68 -10 -$2 | 33  .812 0.29
S Rodriguez    637  OF 221 .236  8  25  1  7% 66% 0.22 106  93  -8  $1 | 41  .887 0.21
A Frazier      416  IF 157 .288  3  16  5  8% 86% 0.61  72 112  54  $4 | 48  .970 1.50

Spring Training Notes

  • Adam Frazier (2B/LF, PIT) won't start the 2018 season with a defined role in the PIT lineup, but if you're looking for a MI in a deep league, this is a good place to do so. Frazier controls home plate well and offers some sneaky speed. He has a .970 OPS and 6/4 BB/K in 48 AB so far this spring.
  • Austin Meadows (CF, PIT) is a top prospect who has a chance to make an MLB impact in 2018 if he can stay healthy. He was really good in a tiny sample size this spring (1.165 OPS, 2/2 BB/K in 19 AB).
     

St. Louis Cardinals

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
D Fowler       244  RF 471 .270 16  59 11 13% 75% 0.61 111 139  58 $16 | 48  .705 0.75
T Pham          58  CF 511 .267 26  72 22 12% 70% 0.44 130 114  45 $23 | 55  .676 0.37
M Carpenter    187  1B 488 .261 25  67  2 16% 76% 0.78 139  93  77 $14 | 19 1.457 6.00
M Ozuna         47  LF 596 .290 27 103  2  8% 78% 0.38 112  93  47 $25 | 55 1.026 0.27
Y Molina       151   C 448 .278 11  64  5  6% 87% 0.48  77  72  44 $12 | 47  .880 0.57
P DeJong       152  SS 515 .263 31  73  2  5% 70% 0.19 151  92  42 $15 | 44  .920 0.15
J Gyorko       346  3B 496 .251 27  73  3  9% 75% 0.38 114  68  31 $11 | 38  .528 0.50
K Wong         360  2B 525 .269  7  57 14  9% 83% 0.59  70 116  43 $15 | 41  .640 0.70
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
J Martinez     255  OF 372 .285 19  50  5  9% 79% 0.47 115 103  60 $14 | 51  .920 2.00
F Pena         704   C  98 .206  2   7  1  4% 77% 0.17  65  81  -8 -$4 | 27  .692 0.25
Y Munoz        637  IF  98 .274  2  12  4  4% 80% 0.20  78 124  30  $2 | 57  .921 0.44
G Garcia       667  IF  90 .254  1   7  1 12% 75% 0.54  57 105   3 -$1 | 42  .722 1.38

Spring Training Notes

  • Jose Martinez (1B/LF, STL) is one of the better fourth OF/utility targets around. He was really good at the end of last season and has carried forward that momentum into spring training (.920 OPS, 6/3 BB/K in 51 AB).
  • Yairo Munoz (SS, STL) has been one of the biggest surprises in any spring camp. He likely will start the season in a utility role for STL after putting up a .921 OPS in 57 AB. He offers a solid power/speed combo and can defend multiple positions.
     

Arizona Diamondbacks

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
D Peralta      267  LF 506 .265 12  52  7  7% 80% 0.37  85 115  38 $11 | 38 1.094 1.00
A Pollock       67  CF 535 .267 15  53 29  7% 84% 0.49  96 127  67 $22 | 49  .668 0.20
P Goldschmidt    7  1B 550 .284 27  97 16 15% 73% 0.66 127  93  55 $28 | 40  .787 0.46
J Lamb         136  3B 479 .252 21  73  4 12% 72% 0.47 120  99  38 $11 | 37  .978 0.55
A Avila        328   C 399 .245 15  51  0 16% 60% 0.48 118  81  -8  $5 | 26  .503 0.27
C Owings       253  IF 423 .260 10  45 16  4% 77% 0.19  81 112  17 $11 | 43  .626 1.00
K Marte        339  2B 443 .253  8  32 11  7% 84% 0.47  64 136  44  $7 | 39 1.086 1.40
N Ahmed        623  SS 449 .235 10  41  9  6% 80% 0.31  71 124  29  $4 | 38 1.093 1.00
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
S Souza        194  OF 421 .238 19  53 16 12% 66% 0.38 125 103  18 $11 | 27  .781 0.43
J Dyson        384  RF 220 .274  2  20 23  8% 85% 0.53  66 174  60 $11 | 25  .431 0.33
J Mathis       684   C 158 .204  2   9  1  7% 67% 0.23  84  96 -19 -$5 | 14  .635 1.00
D Descalso     645  IF 151 .237  4  21  2 11% 76% 0.54  87  97  27  $0 | 44  .750 0.38

Spring Training Notes

  • Ketel Marte (SS, ARI) was a trendy breakout speculation heading into March and has done nothing to suggest that talk was unwarranted (1.086 OPS, 7/5 BB/K in 39 AB).
     

Colorado Rockies

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
C Blackmon       8  CF 595 .321 33  84 15  8% 81% 0.44 132 135  87 $39 | 48  .855 0.14
D LeMahieu     136  2B 589 .315  8  62  9  9% 84% 0.62  62 127  45 $27 | 51  .859 0.60
C Gonzalez     285  RF 370 .271 16  56  3  9% 75% 0.42 123  80  44 $11 | 22  .581 0.00
N Arenado        5  3B 590 .301 38 123  2  9% 83% 0.57 144 109 100 $32 | 51  .911 0.88
G Parra        360  LF 325 .291  8  45  4  4% 82% 0.25  86  84  33 $11 | 25  .847 1.25
T Story        114  SS 498 .251 29  78  9  8% 64% 0.26 173 115  48 $15 | 51 1.068 0.29
R McMahon      306  1B 439 .287 17  60  7  8% 75% 0.34 124 107  48 $16 | 67  .912 0.36
C Iannetta     264   C 417 .243 20  59  0 12% 71% 0.49 127  65  33  $6 | 24 1.443 1.17
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
I Desmond      116  IF 409 .267 13  51 15  7% 74% 0.31  86 110  14 $14 | 47  .607 0.05
P Valaika      579  IF 196 .252 11  30  2  4% 73% 0.15 135  86  37  $4 | 20  .883 0.50
T Wolters      612   C  62 .226  0   6  0  9% 74% 0.38  59  91 -11 -$3 | 33  .645 0.80

Spring Training Notes

  • Brendan Rodgers (SS, COL) is one of the better SS prospects in the game and received a long look there in COL camp (49 AB). He fared very well too (.842 OPS). Rodgers remains a great stash in keeper leagues.
  • David Dahl (LF, COL) struggled with injuries in 2017 after looking like a future fixture in the COL lineup in 2016. He rekindled that upside this spring (.915 OPS, 4 SB in 62 AB). Post-hype plays don't get much better than Dahl.
     

Los Angeles Dodgers

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
C Taylor        94  CF 437 .267 15  46 15  8% 74% 0.34 112 138  45 $15 | 48  .996 1.67
C Seager        42  SS 560 .297 24  75  4  9% 77% 0.41 120  88  50 $24 | 44  .811 0.58
C Bellinger     26  1B 604 .268 39 111 14 11% 72% 0.44 148 111  63 $28 | 47  .865 0.54
Y Puig         110  RF 523 .271 22  73 12 10% 79% 0.50 105  99  51 $19 | 46 1.049 0.33
Y Grandal      222   C 366 .235 19  52  0 10% 71% 0.40 128  58  26  $4 | 47 1.098 0.46
J Pederson     391  LF 209 .235 10  27  4 12% 71% 0.49 126  75  35  $3 | 51  .533 0.46
L Forsythe     411  3B 357 .245 11  37  4 12% 73% 0.53  93 100  24  $5 | 35  .873 0.57
C Utley        678  2B 156 .259  4  17  2  8% 81% 0.46  93 100  46  $1 | 44  .728 0.20
------------------------------------Bench/Injured-------------------------------------
J Turner       100  3B 430 .296 21  71  5 10% 85% 0.72 117  72  77 $20 | 36  .970 0.30
A Barnes       205   C 329 .279 12  46  7 12% 81% 0.74 102 105  65 $12 | 33  .487 0.78
M Kemp         304  OF 321 .263 14  48  2  6% 75% 0.25 108  79  25  $7 | 52  .830 0.50
E Hernandez    539  IF 213 .227  9  22  2 10% 74% 0.44 112  93  35  $0 | 49 1.155 0.69

Spring Training Notes

  • Enrique Hernandez (CF/SS, LA) has carried over some of his October heroics into spring camp. Interestingly, his overall elite production (1.155 OPS in 49 AB) has not been a product of feasting on lefties as he has done in the past. Hernandez has been excellent against righties this spring (1.240 OPS, 8/11 BB/K in 37 AB). Given this growth and his multi-position eligibility, Hernandez is a steal at his current 539 ADP.
     

San Diego Padres

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
M Margot       138  CF 546 .262 17  45 20  6% 82% 0.33  87 154  57 $16 | 56  .754 0.62
C Headley      409  3B 428 .266  8  44  5 10% 74% 0.43  78  96  10  $9 | 37  .872 2.17
W Myers         65  RF 517 .256 27  73 18 11% 71% 0.41 132 115  48 $19 | 58  .994 0.07
E Hosmer        81  1B 553 .288 19  82  5 10% 80% 0.52  87  90  37 $21 | 55  .844 0.15
J Pirela       364  LF 414 .261 11  42  6  6% 81% 0.35  89 117  44  $8 | 52 1.055 0.57
F Galvis       370  SS 546 .251 11  53 14  6% 80% 0.30  70 115  25 $10 | 52  .797 0.40
A Hedges       252   C 453 .228 19  60  3  5% 74% 0.19 106  67  10  $3 | 42  .860 0.31
C Spangenberg  398  IF 444 .267 12  39 15  7% 74% 0.28  86 131  21 $13 | 51  .894 0.29
--------------------------------------Bench/Injured-----------------------------------
C Asuaje       583  2B 282 .245  3  24  2  8% 80% 0.42  62 127  25  $0 | 40  .906 0.60
F Cordero      507  OF 163 .239  5  15  4  4% 67% 0.14 113 171  21  $1 | 35 1.179 0.54
A Ellis        670   C 146 .225  3  17  0 14% 79% 0.77  61  76  16 -$2 | 23  .854 1.60
M Szczur       688  OF  32 .250  1   3  1  6% 80% 0.30  83 111  33 -$2 | 25  .945 1.33

Spring Training Notes

  • Hunter Renfroe (RF, SD) is sort of a forgotten player in SD camp, as it appears he won't crack their Opening Day roster. Still, Renfroe finished 2017 pretty strongly and has been good this spring (.944 OPS in 64 AB).
     

San Francisco Giants

                   -----------------------Projected------------------- | ----Spring---
               ADP Pos AB  BA   HR RBI SB BB% CT% Eye  PX  Spd BPV 5x5 | AB  OPS  Eye
               === === === ==== == === == === === ==== === === === === | ==  ==== ====
J Panik        384  2B 528 .277  9  58  4  9% 89% 0.89  66 115  64 $13 | 47  .817 1.00
B Belt         300  1B 497 .261 20  69  3 14% 72% 0.58 147  92  63 $14 | 52 1.105 0.89
A McCutchen     91  RF 483 .272 22  70  9 11% 78% 0.57 113  96  54 $18 | 38  .879 0.45
B Posey         59   C 518 .297 13  75  5 10% 87% 0.91  81  78  60 $20 | 31 1.339 0.25
E Longoria     205  3B 474 .272 16  64  3  7% 80% 0.39 102  96  48 $12 | 35  .993 0.67
B Crawford     338  SS 562 .260 16  83  4  8% 78% 0.40  95  87  33 $12 | 50  .684 0.56
H Pence        429  LF 469 .271 15  70  4  8% 78% 0.40  86 121  37 $13 | 44  .796 0.19
A Jackson      544  CF 403 .282  6  38  6  9% 76% 0.41  88 141  36 $11 | 37  .783 0.50
--------------------------------------Bench/Injured-----------------------------------
N Hundley      515   C 193 .257  6  26  1  5% 74% 0.22 107  88  22  $2 | 36 1.255 0.70
P Sandoval     671  3B 128 .232  4  14  0  6% 82% 0.33  77  43  15 -$1 | 51  .953 0.40
K Tomlinson    683  IF 154 .263  1  10  7 10% 82% 0.57  40 149  24  $2 | 47  .639 0.18
G Hernandez    725  OF 125 .242  2   9  5  8% 76% 0.36  71 113  12  $0 | 46  .807 0.29

Spring Training Notes

  • Chris Shaw (LF, SF) has one of the highest power ceilings in the minors and likely is first in line if there is a LF or 1B opening in the SF lineup. Shaw was decent this spring (.797 OPS in 34 AB), but the holes in his swing that expanded in 2017 have been evident again (13 K in 34 AB).

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