Games of February 27, 2013


Atlanta Braves

  • Joe Terdoslavich, 1B/OF: 2-for-3, 2B, RBI. Started in left field, where the Braves are taking a look at him. He's played all but one of his 332 career games at first base or third base.  
  • J.R. Graham, SP: 2 IP, 0 R, H, BB, K. The 63rd ranked prospect in BP’s top 101 reportedly hit 99 MPH on the radar gun in his second outing of the spring.

Miami Marlins

  • Christian Yelich, OF: 1-for-3, 3B. First extra base hit after singling in each of his first three spring games.  The 21 year-old has reached base in five of nine plate appearances.
  • A.J. Ramos, RP: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K. Making a strong push for a bullpen spot in Miami after a dominant stint in Double-A last season (1.44 ERA, 68.2 IP, 36 H, 21 BB, 89 K). 


Cincinnati Reds

  • Donald Lutz, 1B/OF: 2-for-5, HR (1), 2B, 5 RBI. Left-handed hitting first baseman/outfielder has four hits in eight at-bats. He’ll likely start the season with Double-A Pensacola.
  • Yorman Rodriguez, OF: 2-for-2, HR (1), 2B, 3 RBI, BB. The 20 year-old, who played with Lo-A Dayton in 2012, has three hits in six at-bats this spring, including two doubles and a 400-foot homer to center field on Tuesday.

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Logan Schafer, OF: 3-for-3, 2B, RBI. Front runner for fourth outfield job is 5-for-11 in his four games.

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Gerrit Cole, SP: 2 IP, ER, H, BB, K. The top pitching prospect in baseball, according to BP’s Top 101, allowed a run after Desmond Jennings walked, stole second and third, and scored on a sacrifice fly.

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Matt Adams, 1B: 2-for-4, RBI. Five hits in his first nine spring at-bats for the 24 year-old, who has 50 homers in 721 at-bats between Triple-A and Double-A the past two seasons.
  • Michael Wacha, SP: 3 IP, 0 R, H, 0 BB, 5 K. The 21 year-old hasn’t had much trouble since signing his first pro contract last summer, as evidenced by his 4 walks and 48 strikeouts between Spring Training and three different levels in 2012.


Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Yasiel Puig, OF: 2-for-3. The $42 million man is trying to prove he’s worth all the hype. If the Dodgers want to push him, he could start the year with Double-A Chattanooga.
  • Matt Magill, SP: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, BB, 5 K. After striking out three in 1.1 innings in his spring debut on Friday, Magill struck out five of six batters in two perfect innings on Tuesday. The 23 year-old had a 10.3 K/9 in Double-A last season.


Baltimore Orioles

  • Dylan Bundy, SP: 2 IP, 0 R, H, BB, K. Two more scoreless innings for the 20 year-old, who I’m almost certain hasn’t had a bad outing as a pro.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Tim Beckham, 2B: 2-for-2, 2B, 3B. First overall pick in the 2008 draft is inching closer to the big leagues, although he’s nowhere near the prospect he was early in his pro career.


Chicago White Sox

  • Keenyn Walker, OF: 2-for-3, 3B. Stole 56 bases between Hi-A and Lo-A in 2012 but was caught stealing by Geovany Soto in his first attempt of the spring.
  • Simon Castro, SP: 3 IP, 0 R, H, BB, 3 K. One-time top pitching prospect for the Padres has fallen off the radar since but was impressive on Tuesday.

Minnesota Twins

  • Aaron Hicks, OF: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI. Back-to-back two-hit games for the 46th ranked prospect on BP’s Top 101 and starting center field candidate for the Twins.


Houston Astros

  • George Springer, OF: 2-for-3, 2 HR (2), 5 RBI. Talented center fielder can hit the ball a long way, although he’ll need to continue refining his overall game in the upper minors before he’s ready for the big leagues. 
  • Jarred Cosart, SP: 2 IP, 0 R, H, BB, K. Four scoreless innings in two spring outings for Cosart, who is bouncing back from a rough Arizona Fall League performance (6.50 ERA in 18 IP).
  • Chia-Jen Lo, RP: IP, 0 R, H, 0 BB, 2 K. A dark horse candidate for a bullpen spot, Lo returned from Tommy John surgery in 2012 and has pitched well since.

Los Angeles Angels

  • Kaleb Cowart, 3B: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI. Two more hits for the switch-hitting third baseman, who was also robbed of extra bases on a terrific catch by Giants’ center fielder Juan Perez.

Seattle Mariners

  • Danny Hultzen, SP: 2 IP, 0 R, H, 2 BB, 4 K. Three scoreless innings with two walks and six strikeouts in his first two spring games.
  • Taijuan Walker, SP: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, BB, 2 K. Tweet from our own Professor Parks, who was in attendance, “Taijuan Walker is a bad m—–f—–. Arm is loose and easy; throws FB downhill on steep plane; working 94-96, touched 97. It's easy cheese.” Enough said.

Texas Rangers

  • Joe Ortiz, RP: IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K. Ortiz could become an important bullpen piece if lefty Robbie Ross happens to win a rotation spot.