Rangers at the top, Padres at the bottom, extremely important Xavier Nady factoid in the middle.
What do Bruce Bochy, Xavier Nady, Brandon Belt, Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Mike Krukow, and Mark Grant have in common?
As mentioned in yesterday’s Daily Prospectus, one of the best perks of an Arizona Fall League trip is seeing the players up close. Watching a Josh Karp curve fall off the table or seeing Chip Ambres staying back long enough to drive the ball enhances a fan’s enjoyment of the game immensely.
With that in mind, here are a few player observations from my recent trip to Arizona.