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March 14, 2014

Minor League Update

Spring Training Games of March 13

by Jeff Moore


The Good

  • Zoilo Almonte, OF, Yankees: 2-3, R, 2B. The Yankees may only carry four outfielders to begin the season, but if they carry a fifth, it could be Almonte. He can play all three outfield positions and has carried over his strong winter into spring training, where he’s now hitting .429.
  • Carlos Correa, SS, Astros: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, K. Sure, we’re not supposed to get over-excited about spring training performances, but Correa is 19 and he homered off of a pair of veteran (albeit not very good) pitchers. The future is bright for Correa, and he’s a special player.
  • Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Astros: 1-3, R, HR, 2 BB, 2 K. Astros fans got a glimpse into their not-so-distant-future on Thrusday with Correa batting second ahead of Singleton in the lineup. Singleton is much closer to contributing than Correa and should be in the majors at some point this season, assuming he has bounced back from tumultuous 2013 season and can keep his recently publicized addiction issues under control.
  • Jake Marisnick, OF, Marlins: 2-5, R, 2B. This was actually a check-swing double for Marisnick, but sometimes you need a few of those to get things going. Marisnick struggled badly in the majors last year when he should have been in Triple-A, and he’s battling for a roster spot this spring but probably still belongs in the minors to further the developmental process.
  • Chris Owings, SS,

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