STARTERS: Spring rotation wrap-up 2018, AL

With many of your drafts set to begin over the next week, let's take an early look at each team's projected starting rotation 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.

Let's begin with the American League. You can also check out the same analysis for NL rotations.

Use the links below to jump to the team of your choice.

BAL | BOS | NYY | TAM | TOR | CHW | CLE | DET | KC | MIN | LAA | HOU | OAK | SEA | TEX

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore Orioles

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Dylan Bundy         192  3.95  1.25 | 3.0  8.7   1.4  35%   89 | $12 | 15  9.00   4  11   2.8
Kevin Gausman       199  3.98  1.37 | 2.9  8.6   1.3  43%   97 |  $5 |  9  8.38   2   8   4.0
Andrew Cashner      513  4.03  1.34 | 3.3  6.1   1.0  48%   47 |  $1 |  9  1.00   3   5   1.7
Chris Tillman       654  4.97  1.47 | 3.9  6.5   1.6  40%   29 |-$10 |  7  6.43   6   1   0.2
Alex Cobb           245  3.97  1.30 | 2.2  6.8   1.1  52%   92 |  $4 | ----------n/a---------

Spring Training Notes

  • Dylan Bundy (RHP, BAL) was hit hard this spring but showed decent command. And most importantly, he stayed healthy. He's a premium breakout target if you can stomach his injury risk.
  • Hunter Harvey (RHP, BAL) is one of the top SP prospects in the BAL system. He's another pitcher who has been held back by injuries in his career. He looked solid this spring (7 K in 7 IP) and could have a chance at cracking the BAL rotation late in the season, especially with fringe guys like Cashner and Tillman on their staff.
     

Boston Red Sox

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Chris Sale           12  3.10  1.02 | 1.9  11.6  1.0  41%  178 | $39 | 14  3.21   3  18   6.0
David Price         108  3.43  1.20 | 2.5   9.2  0.9  41%  117 | $17 |  9  2.00   2   9   4.5
Rick Porcello       237  3.93  1.26 | 1.9   7.7  1.4  43%  107 | $10 | 11  4.91   2  12   6.0
Drew Pomeranz       189  3.66  1.34 | 3.5   8.9  1.0  44%   87 |  $8 |  1  0.00   0   0   0.0
Eduardo Rodriguez   322  4.03  1.24 | 2.9   8.9  1.2  35%   96 |  $4 |  8  9.00   3   9   3.0

Spring Training Notes

  • David Price (LHP, BOS) looked like his former self in a tiny sample this spring (9/2 K/BB in 9 IP). He's a high-upside, high-risk play for 2018.
  • Drew Pomeranz (LHP, BOS) and Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP, BOS) are both battling injuries again. As a result, guys like Brian Johnson (LHP, BOS) and Hector Velazquez (RHP, BOS) could get early looks in the BOS rotation. Johnson is a soft-tossing lefty who didn't show much in five starts with BOS in 2017. He has had a good spring (8/2 K/BB in 11 IP) but is better left undrafted in most leagues due to his low ceiling. Velasquez struggled to keep the ball down in 2017 and was bailed out by a 25% H% and 83% S% in a small sample.
  • Some owners have sworn off drafting Rick Porcello (RHP, BOS) again, but at his current 237 ADP, he carries some good profit potential. His skills were very good again in 2017 (104 BPV), and his stuff has been sharp this spring too (12/2 K/BB in 11 IP).
     

New York Yankees

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Luis Severino        33  3.29  1.13 | 2.5 10.0   1.0  48%  138 | $26 |  8  3.24   1  10  10.0
Masahiro Tanaka      98  3.57  1.12 | 1.8  8.9   1.4  48%  139 | $20 |  8 11.25   3  13   4.3
Sonny Gray          142  3.88  1.28 | 3.1  8.0   1.0  53%   92 |  $9 |  8  2.08   5   9   1.8
C.C. Sabathia       339  4.05  1.31 | 3.0  7.4   1.3  49%   81 |  $3 |  6  1.50   1   4   4.0
Jordan Montgomery   242  3.88  1.31 | 2.9  8.0   1.0  40%   83 |  $7 | 15  4.20   6  18   3.0

Spring Training Notes

  • Luis Severino (RHP, NYY) had a legit breakout in 2017 and has been electric so far this spring too (10/1 K/BB in 8 IP).
  • Jordan Montgomery (LHP, NYY) was sneaky good in 2017 and will break NYY camp as one of the best fifth starters in the game. His results this spring have been very good (18/6 K/BB in 15 IP).
  • Domingo German (RHP, NYY) is a young arm who could crack the NYY rotation later this season. He repeatedly has shown plus command in the minors, including a 119/32 K/BB in 109 IP between Double-A and Triple-A in 2017. German flashed good upside this spring too (15/6 K/BB in 12 IP).
     

Tampa Bay Rays

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Chris Archer         54  3.77  1.23 | 2.8 10.6   1.2  44%  137 | $17 | 16  3.38   6  13   2.2
Blake Snell         205  3.66  1.39 | 4.1  9.4   0.8  41%   79 |  $7 | 11  1.54   4  19   4.8
Jake Faria          234  4.03  1.27 | 3.9  8.9   0.9  38%   73 |  $6 |  8  8.64   6   3   0.5
Nathan Eovaldi      508  4.34  1.34 | 2.7  6.7   0.9  48%   75 |  $0 | 10  3.38   0  10  10.0
Matt Andriese       502  4.27  1.38 | 2.4  7.6   1.4  44%   94 | -$2 |  9  3.00   2   7   3.5

Spring Training Notes  

  • The breakout upside of Blake Snell (LHP, TAM) has been on full display this spring. He has posted an electric 19/4 K/BB in 11 IP after turning things around late in 2017. If he can keep his walks under control, Snell could emerge as an upper-rotation arm in 2018.
  • Nathan Eovaldi (RHP, TAM) no longer is considered much of an upside play. He has not been able to turn his velocity into punchouts and missed the 2017 season due to Tommy John surgery. That said, Eovaldi missed more bats than ever before his injury in 2016 (10% SwK%) while keeping the ball on the ground at a good clip (50% GB%). He has been lights-out so far this spring (10/0 K/BB in 10 IP). Those in deep leagues should consider taking a flyer on Eovaldi. Those that have interest should be able to do so given his 508 ADP.
     

Toronto Blue Jays

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
J.A. Happ           252  3.66  1.28 | 2.8  8.2   1.0  44%   94 | $11 | 16  3.78   4  15   3.8
Marcus Stroman      141  3.57  1.29 | 2.6  7.6   0.8  60%  105 | $11 |  2  3.38   1   1   1.0
Aaron Sanchez       203  3.38  1.23 | 3.4  7.0   1.0  54%   66 | $12 | 17  3.06   2  16   8.0
Marco Estrada       306  4.24  1.24 | 3.2  8.0   1.4  32%   67 |  $7 | 13  2.08   1  11  11.0
Jaime Garcia        494  4.03  1.37 | 3.2  7.4   0.9  57%   81 |  $0 |  9  2.00   1   6   6.0

Spring Training Notes

  • Joe Biagini (RHP, TOR) has been one of the better SP in TOR camp this spring (17/3 K/BB in 13 IP). Given the shoulder woes of Marcus Stroman (RHP, TOR), he could get some starts early in the season. Biagini showed flashes of good skills during his rookie season in 2016 (110 BPV, 12% SwK%, 69% FpK% in 68 IP).
     

Chicago White Sox

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
James Shields       612  4.86  1.44 | 3.9  7.8   1.9  40%   52 | -$8 |  7  9.39   3   7   2.3
Lucas Giolito       235  4.29  1.41 | 3.4  7.6   1.0  45%   69 | -$1 | 17  2.04   4  17   4.3
Reynaldo Lopez      367  4.45  1.37 | 3.5  8.2   1.2  35%   66 |  $0 | 18  3.86  11  12   1.1
Miguel Gonzalez     665  4.11  1.30 | 2.9  6.6   1.3  38%   56 |  $3 | 13  5.40   6   9   1.5
Carson Fulmer       519  5.09  1.66 | 5.1  7.4   1.6  34%    8 |-$15 | 10 11.81  13   9   0.7

Spring Training Notes

  • Lucas Giolito (RHP, CHW) is turning his rotation-anchor upside into positive growth so far in March. He has a 17/4 K/BB in 17 IP after struggling to translate his raw stuff into impactful skills in 2017.
  • Reynaldo Lopez (RHP, CHW) also carries upper-rotation upside but hasn't been able to find the plate this spring (12/11 K/BB in 18 IP). Giolito is the much better growth target for now.
  • Carson Fulmer (RHP, CHW) might begin the season in the CHW rotation, but his 9/13 K/BB in 10 IP confirm that he's not someone you will want on your active roster. It remains more likely that Fulmer will find a home out of the bullpen given his inconsistency while pitching in longer stints.
  • Carlos Rodon (LHP, CHW) could return from a shoulder injury around mid-season and is another young arm on the CHW staff with rotation-anchor potential.
  • Michael Kopech (RHP, CHW) also struggled to find the plate this spring (7/7 K/BB in 7 IP) but carries significant upside. He's a good high-risk, high-reward stash for 2018.
     

Cleveland Indians

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Corey Kluber         14  2.97  0.97 | 1.9  10.6  0.9  44%  162 | $41 | 13  1.98   3  19   6.3
Carlos Carrasco      36  3.37  1.12 | 2.1   9.8  1.0  48%  147 | $27 | 14  6.14   4  16   4.0
Trevor Bauer        138  3.90  1.31 | 3.1   9.0  1.1  45%  100 | $11 | 24  4.44   7  32   4.6
Mike Clevinger      205  3.83  1.39 | 4.1   8.8  1.0  40%   64 |  $7 | 13  4.73   4  18   4.5
Josh Tomlin         444  4.28  1.16 | 1.0   6.9  1.5  40%  116 |  $9 | 13  6.23   3  12   4.0

Spring Training Notes

  • One of the best starting rotations in the game, as it has four guys who posted triple-digit BPVsin 2017 and a guy with good skills potential in Mike Clevinger (RHP, CLE).
  • Trevor Bauer (RHP, CLE) might be the most impressive SP in any spring camp. He has put up a filthy 32/7 K/BB in 24 IP, including a 17/5 K/BB in 13 IP against LHers.
  • Don't forgot about Danny Salazar (RHP, CLE). Rotator cuff inflammation likely will put him on the shelf to start the season. In spite of his significant injury risk, Salazar has delivered a 100+ BPV in each MLB season, including a 141 BPV and career-best 17% SwK% in 2017.
     

Detroit Tigers

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Jordan Zimmermann   585  4.95  1.42 | 2.1  6.0   1.2  38%   66 | -$8 | 13  4.15   2  12   6.0
Michael Fulmer      194  3.60  1.18 | 2.4  7.0   0.9  49%   88 | $12 | 10  3.60   1  12  12.0
Francisco Liriano   583  5.28  1.54 | 4.6  8.1   0.9  49%   48 |-$16 | 10  1.80   9  11   1.2
Daniel Norris       464  4.72  1.54 | 3.7  7.8   0.9  38%   56 | -$9 |  9  4.00   1   9   9.0
Matt Boyd           509  4.73  1.36 | 2.9  7.3   1.5  37%   67 | -$4 | 18  3.86   5  19   3.8

Spring Training Notes

  • This is another rotation that will be a revolving door in 2018. Both Daniel Norris (LHP, DET) and Matt Boyd (LHP, DET) are post-hype plays worthy of speculation in deep leagues. They have shown good skills in tiny sample sizes this spring.
  • Mike Fiers (RHP, DET) is likely to begin the season on the disabled list. When healthy, he could push someone like inconsistent Francisco Liriano (LHP, DET) to the bullpen. Liriano is someone who could be a better fit for shorter stints after seeing his results and skills erode the last two seasons.
     

Kansas City Royals

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Danny Duffy         190  3.78  1.25 | 2.6  8.2   1.0  38%   92 | $11 | 13  9.00   7  11   1.6
Ian Kennedy         450  4.73  1.31 | 3.3  8.2   1.7  36%   74 | -$1 | 13  2.77   5  15   3.0
Jason Hammel        526  4.61  1.30 | 2.4  7.7   1.4  40%   90 |  $0 | 12  9.75   4  12   3.0
Nathan Karns        455  4.67  1.36 | 3.4  9.1   1.4  44%   92 | -$2 | 13  1.98   6  18   3.0
Jakob Junis         376  4.11  1.29 | 2.1  7.5   1.2  40%   96 |  $2 | 10  1.80   1  14  14.0

Spring Training Notes

  • Nathan Karns (RHP, KC) has looked both healthy and electric (18/6 K/BB in 13 IP) this spring. He is being forgotten about in many drafts (455 ADP). He posted an elite 141 BPV while healthy in 2017.
  • Jakob Junis (RHP, KC) has been KC's best SP in their camp, delivering a 14/1 K/BB in 10 IP. This after producing an elite 52/9 K/BB in 63 IP in the second half of 2017. Junis makes for a good target as your 4th or 5th SP.
     

Minnesota Twins

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Jose Berrios        105  3.62  1.21 | 2.9  8.3   1.1  39%   89 | $16 | 16  1.69   5  13   2.6
Jake Odorizzi       264  4.16  1.27 | 3.3  7.4   1.6  33%   57 |  $6 | 10  0.87   4   4   1.0
Lance Lynn          226  4.09  1.33 | 3.4  7.5   1.0  44%   65 |  $5 |  3  0.00   1   5   5.0
Kyle Gibson         441  4.44  1.42 | 3.2  7.0   1.1  51%   68 | -$3 | 10  1.80   0   7   7.0
Phil Hughes         656  4.70  1.39 | 2.7  7.0   1.4  35%   66 | -$5 | 16  6.06   3  12   4.0

Spring Training Notes

  • Kyle Gibson (RHP, MIN) carries some sneaky profit potential at his 441 ADP. After bombing early in 2017, Gibson improved significantly in the second half (96 BPV), missing bats at a good clip (11% SwK%) while keeping the ball on the ground (50% GB%). He has looked good in MIN camp too (7/0 K/BB in 10 IP).
  • Ervin Santana (RHP, MIN) is a good guy to buy on an injury discount. He's scheduled to return from his finger injury sometime in May. Santana is another pitcher who got better late in 2017 (12% SwK%, 67% FpK%, 93 BPV in 2H).
     

Los Angeles Angels

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Garrett Richards    169  3.41  1.16 | 3.0  8.3   0.6  51%   98 | $15 | 12  2.84   7  14   2.0
Matt Shoemaker      344  4.34  1.27 | 2.3  7.8   1.5  39%   94 |  $3 | 13  7.43   3  13   4.3
Tyler Skaggs        377  4.26  1.31 | 3.0  8.2   1.1  44%   91 |  $1 |  8  7.88   3   9   3.0
J.C. Ramirez        554  4.42  1.42 | 3.3  6.1   1.8  54%   51 | -$4 |  9  3.72   0  11  11.0
Andrew Heaney       402  4.41  1.35 | 2.6  7.5   1.5  33%   77 | -$1 | 11  4.63   2  14   7.0
Shohei Ohtani        81  3.66  1.24 | 3.7  9.3   0.9  44%   91 | $11 |  2 27.00   2   5   2.5

Spring Training Notes

  • The two most impressive pitchers in LAA camp have been Andrew Heaney (LHP, LAA) and J.C. Ramirez (RHP, LAA), both of whom should start the season in their rotation. Heaney is the upside play, as he has shown the ability to miss plenty of bats when he has been able to stay healthy. He's a good end-game flyer as long as you discount him due to his significant injury risk.
  • Don't overlook Tyler Skaggs (LHP, LAA) as a darkhorse breakout candidate. He has a 9/3 K/BB in 8 IP this spring, used to be a top prospect, and has been held back by injuries.
     

Houston Astros

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Justin Verlander     41  3.50  1.12 | 2.7  9.3   1.1  34%  106 | $25 | 22  1.64   2  24  17.0
Gerrit Cole          80  3.48  1.15 | 2.3  8.5   1.1  46%  114 | $22 | 17  2.04   6  18   3.0
Dallas Keuchel       77  3.21  1.20 | 2.7  7.7   0.9  63%  105 | $20 | 10  1.74   2  10   5.0
Lance McCullers     141  3.88  1.33 | 3.7 10.2   0.5  57%  117 |  $4 | 18  0.50   6  21   3.5
Charlie Morton      169  3.85  1.25 | 3.0  8.3   0.8  55%  101 |  $8 | 13  6.92   6  12   2.0

Spring Training Notes

  • A dominating spring from arguably the best rotation in the AL, which includes four top-200 draftees with very good skills.
  • While it might take injury to open a rotation slot during the year, Collin McHugh (RHP, HOU) and former top prospect Francis Martes (RHP, HOU) are two guys who could make an impact if given the opportunity. Martes has posted a 13/5 K/BB in 9 IP this spring. Hidden under his rough 5.80 ERA and 1.51 WHIP from 2017 was a solid 88 BPV and very good 13% SwK%.
     

Oakland Athletics

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Sean Manaea         248  3.88  1.33 | 2.8  7.9   1.0  44%   88 |  $7 | 10  2.53   5   9   1.8
Kendall Graveman    480  4.12  1.35 | 2.5  5.6   1.0  51%   61 |  $0 | 14  7.53   4  16   4.0
Andrew Triggs       490  4.06  1.28 | 2.5  7.2   0.9  50%   92 |  $1 | 20  4.35   5  19   3.8
Daniel Mengden      402  4.81  1.55 | 3.9  7.0   1.1  44%   42 |-$11 | 22  6.55   8  14   1.8
Paul Blackburn      677  4.44  1.30 | 2.5  4.6   0.7  57%   50 | -$4 | 17  6.75  10  17   1.7

Spring Training Notes

  • This is another rotation that should be ripe for opportunity early in the season.
  • After taking a step backwards in 2017. Sean Manaea (LHP, OAK) still carries good breakout appeal if healthy, Andrew Triggs (LHP, OAK) has good profit potential at his current 490 ADP, and Daniel Mengden (RHP, OAK) is a good end-gamer based on his strong raw stuff and prior flashes. Top prospect A.J. Puk (LHP, OAK) was so-so in March (7/6 K/BB in 10 IP) before being sidelined with a biceps issue. If healthy, he should have a clear path to joining the OAK rotation this summer.
     

Seattle Mariners

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Felix Hernandez     284  3.88  1.24 | 2.9  8.0   1.4  50%   94 | $10 |  1  6.75   0   2   2.0
James Paxton         76  3.23  1.19 | 2.4  9.5   0.7  48%  132 | $17 | 11 10.32   4  11   2.8
Mike Leake          329  3.95  1.30 | 1.8  6.3   1.1  53%   96 |  $6 | 23  5.40   1  14  14.0
Erasmo Ramirez      473  4.10  1.22 | 2.3  7.1   1.4  45%   88 |  $4 | ----------n/a---------
Marco Gonzales      550  4.73  1.47 | 2.6  6.5   1.2  41%   67 | -$8 | 21  1.69   7  18   2.6

Spring Training Notes

  • Former ace Felix Hernandez (RHP, SEA) only has been healthy enough to make one appearance so far this spring. Likewise, Erasmo Ramirez (RHP, SEA) has been sidelined all of March due to a lat strain.
  • Among veteran profit plays, Mike Leake (RHP, SEA) is being drafted as end-rotation filler in many leagues (329 ADP). While he has been hit hard at times this spring, his command has been excellent (14/1 K/BB in 23 IP), and he posted a 90+ BPV in four of six months in 2017.
     

Texas Rangers

                         ------------------Projected---------------- | ----Spring Training---
                    ADP  ERA   WHIP | Ctl  Dom  HR/9  GB%  BPV | 5x5 | IP  ERA   BB  K   Cmd
                    ===  ====  ==== | ===  ===  ====  ===  === | === | ==  ====  ==  ==  ====
Cole Hamels         238  3.86  1.22 | 3.1  7.5   1.1  48%   77 | $13 | 10  5.40   4   9   2.3
Matt Moore          466  5.44  1.48 | 3.4  7.4   1.8  38%   58 |-$12 | 11  7.36   5   9   1.8
Doug Fister         555  4.56  1.41 | 3.3  6.6   1.0  49%   56 | -$4 | 10  6.10   1   6   6.0
Mike Minor          316  3.92  1.30 | 3.3  8.6   1.2  40%   84 |  $6 | 11  6.17   3   6   2.0
Martin Perez        648  4.68  1.47 | 3.0  5.4   1.0  51%   44 | -$9 |  5  1.80   1   1   1.0

Spring Training Notes

  • Yohander Mendez (LHP, TEX) is a solid pitching prospect who won't break camp with TEX but should crack its rotation early in the season. He was their best SP in camp (12/1 K/BB in 12 IP) and put up a 124/43 K/BB in 137 IP at age 22 in Double-A in 2017.

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