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March 13, 2014

Minor League Update

Spring Training Games of March 12

by Jeff Moore


The Good

  • Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers: 2-4, 2 2B. Castellanos is now hitting .400 on the spring and has the Tigers about as comfortable as could be going into a contending season with a rookie penciled into their starting lineup.
  • Delino DeShields, Jr., OF, Astros: 2-3, R. DeShields is hitting just .150 this spring while also learning the nuances of his new position. He’s not going to make the Astros roster this spring anyway and should be among the team’s next round of cuts.
  • George Springer, OF, Astros: 2-3, R, K. Unlike DeShields, Springer actually does have a chance to make the Astros this spring, but he will likely begin the season back in Triple-A, as much for financial reasons as anything else.
  • Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals: 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K. It’s awesome to see Martinez still working as a starter, and even better to see him having success after a few rough outings earlier in the spring.
  • Yordano Ventura, RHP, Royals: 4 1/3 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 K. If Ventu

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