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March 12, 2014

Minor League Update

Spring Training Games of March 11

by Jeff Moore


With most teams making their first round of roster cuts already, a round that typically includes those prospects that are far from the majors, there are fewer prospects seeing playing time in spring training than there were last week. But many are still on the main fields, and some are even realistically competing for roster spots.

  • Wilmer Flores, INF, Mets: 2-3, 2 R, 2B. Flores has hit at every minor-league level, and his ability to do so is his one true plus tool. He’s blocked at third base as long as David Wright is healthy, but there’s little left for him to prove in the minors. He could see time at second or first base this season, and he played shortstop (his original minor-league position) on Tuesday.
  • Edward Salcedo, 3B, Braves: 1-2, R, HR. Some scouts love Salcedo’s hit tool, but it hasn’t reared its head yet in game action in three years of full-season ball. He has above-average power, although his production is limited by his hit tool at the moment. Still just 22, a repeat of Double-A could be in order.
  • Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds: 1-3, R, BB, 2B. Because of his speed, Hamilton doesn’t necessarily have to hit the ball through the outfielders to get a double. In fact, if he does, it’s probably a triple instead.
  • Deven Marrero, SS, Red Sox: 0-3, 2 K. Marrero’s bat has never been what you’d expect out of a former first rounder, but it’s his

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