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March 6, 2014

Minor League Update

Spring Training Games of March 5

by Jeff Moore


The Good

  • Matt Skole, 3B, Nationals: 1-3, R, HR, 2 K. Skole’s power is for real, but the big news for the Nats is that he was back playing third base, something he hasn’t done in the regular season since 2012. He was moved to first base before tearing his UCL and missing most of the 2013 season, but he offers plus power and a patient approach at the plate.
  • Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox: 1-2, R, HR, BB, K. In case you wondered if the power is real… yeah, it’s real.
  • Javier Baez, SS, Cubs: 1-3, R, HR, K. Baez has had 12 at-bats this spring, and he’s homered twice. Even by his standards, that’s good.
  • Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds: 2-3, R. The Reds speedster doesn’t have to worry about making a case for a major-league roster spot, as he’s already been handed a starting role, but the more he hits, the more the Reds can justify batting him atop their lineup.

The Bad

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Mike Schieve

Javier Baez hit a HR yesterday. I wish there was video.

Mar 06, 2014 03:23 AM
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CJ Elger

http://www.bleachernation.com/2014/03/05/boom-javier-baez-goes-deep-to-the-opposite-field-video/

Mar 06, 2014 11:49 AM
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randolph3030

Was the other team playing without a RF? Or have they already shifted on Baez? In spring training.

Watching it again, I'm left to believe the RF is out of the frame of the video....

Mar 06, 2014 19:11 PM
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Bigalpal

Is Tommy Medica for real? Can he unseat Yonder Alonso?

Mar 06, 2014 07:59 AM
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