Friday, March 24, 2017

Things that should make us say, "Hmm-mm."

1. The MLB spring RBI leader is Boston's Pablo Sandoval. He has 16 RBIs, and he's hitting .362. He has supposedly shed 30 pounds and looks solid in the field.

2.  The MLB HR leader - with 7 - is Kansas City left fielder - and former Yankee farmhand - Peter O'Brien. We traded him for Martin Prado, whom we later dealt (along with David Phelps) for Nathan Eovaldi, Domingo German and Garrett Jones. O'Brien is 26.

3. The Padres went through a round of cuts yesterday but are still holding onto Rule 5 catching prospect Luis Torrens. If the 20-year-old stays the entire season with San Diego, he will be catcher No. 4 on their 25-man roster.

4. Masahiro Tanaka is the only pitcher in baseball who has thrown more than 15 innings this spring without giving up a run. Over 18.2 innings, he has given up six hits and struck out 22.

5. Future Hall of Famer Andrew Benitendi is hitting .292 with 2 HRs for Boston.

6. The Orioles Mark Trumbo - who hit 47 HRs last year, but ended up returning to the O's - is batting .162 this spring. He has yet to hit a home run.

7. Among those who have more than 20 ABs, the Yankee batting leaders this spring are Gleyber Torres (.448), Greg Bird (.432), Billy McKinney (.417), Tyler Wade (.342) and Gary Sanchez (.341). 

1 comment:

Local Bargain Jerk said...

8. Is Yoan Moncada on his way to becoming Pablo Sandoval II?