Fresh Thread for Spring

Wednesday, March 08 2017 @ 03:47 PM EST

Contributed by: John Northey

Figured it was time to start anew. Jays now 2nd or 3rd worst in the AL (depending how you count it) at 2-7. Yankees using up all their luck now at 10-3, while Boston & Baltimore are solidly mediocre at 5-6 and 6-5 respectively. Tampa a tiny bit better at 6-4.

Just for fun a few spring stats...
500+ batting average: Bautista, Morales, Ohlman
1000+ OPS: same 3 plus Dean, McBroom, Carrera, Pillar, Martin, and Palcios.
3 BB each: Berti, Martin, Tellez
Over 5 K's: Alford, Smoak (0 BB), Tellez
Somehow Pillar has 3 doubles, 3 singles, and a walk but hasn't scored

CA: backup: 14 PA for McGuire 167/286/250 (getting chances but blowing it); 12 for Graterol (250/308/333); Saltalamacchia 9 PA 222/222/556; Ohlman has 8 PA 3 for 8 with a HR; Jansen, Monsalve 1 for 8 combined. Martin just 8 PA so far but he'll be good come April.

1B: Tellez most PA at 22 211/318/316 clearly the Jays are looking closely at him; Smoak 15 PA with 7 K's and just 2 H; 3 others with a total of 12 AB's and 3 hits (one each).

OF: Ceciliani most PA (20) in LF 263/300/368; Upton has sucked (1 for 9, 2 K's, 0 BB); Alford has played a lot in CF (20 PA 211/250/421); Pompey had 11 PA here before going to Team Canada and pounding his teammates; Carrera just has 9 PA but has done well in them (429/556/571). 16 guys have played in the OF for the Jays so far and more to come I'm sure.

Casey Lawrence and Latos are the only ones up to 5 IP so stats are pretty much meaningless except for extremes here too.
6 K's each for Leone (3 runs in 3 1/3 IP); and Stroman (0 walks). Osuna has 5.
Walking away from the team are Bolsinger (4 BB in 2 2/3 IP) and Oberholtzer (4 BB in 2 IP)
Most runs at 7 goes to Greene and Oberholtzer in just 2 innings each. Ouch.
Hit around (6 hits each) Greene (2 IP), Latos (6 IP), Schultz (2 2/3 IP).
Most games at 4: Beliveau, Browning, Campos.

So a few interesting stats but could all flip with one more game. Right now the big thing is who is getting playing time. Tellez, McGuire, Ceciliani, and Alford are getting long looks early on.