Seth Smith will be part of McClendon’s modified platoon with Ruggiano, as the left hand-hitting Smith has handles right-handed pitching well (.277) but hits .205 against lefties.
Aside from elite prospects, it’s not often that a player with only 10 games of MLB experience comes into Spring Training with an almost guaranteed spot in the starting lineup.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill and Steve Silver discuss the backup plan to an Austin Jackson nightmare, what Kyle Seager’s offensive ceiling is and what the options are if a projected regular doesn’t perform or misses significant time.
“I try to hit line drives. If they go out, they go out. All I can do is what I can do,” said Nelson Cruz
Pitchers and catchers report today for 13 of the MLB teams, with 5 teams reporting yesterday to their various spring training locations.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss Rickie Weeks, the off-season for the American League, and a potential role for Roenis Elias.
A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad.
Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss what to expect from pitchers James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, and Danny Hultzen, and why the Mariners may be better on the mound on 2015.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss the expectations for centerfielder Austin Jackson, Franklin Gutierrez’s upside and the No. 5 starter competition between Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias.