Below is our second review of the top three hitters and pitchers in each standard 5×5 fantasy baseball category during 2010 Spring Training.
Judging a hitter or pitcher on Spring Training performance is difficult because both hitters and hurlers tend to face some competition that won’t make an Opening Day roster. Spring Training stats can be useful in discovering who might breakout in the upcoming season or which rookies can make an impact when they are called up later in the year.
In the case of sluggers like Ryan Howard, Spring Training numbers just reinforce the notion that they are warm weather superstars – guys who dominate during the summer months and are notorious slow starters because they play in a four-season climate.
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Batting Average (minimum 30 at-bats):
- Tyler Colvin, Chicago Cubs: .500
- Randy Ruiz, Toronto Blue Jays: .467
- Chris Davis, Texas Rangers: .457
- Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee Brewers: 11
- Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 11
- Sean Rodriguez, Tampa Bay Rays: 11
- Sean Rodriguez, Rays: 5
- Mike Napoli, Los Angeles Angels: 4
- Delwyn Young, Pittsburgh Pirates: 4
- Reid Brignac, Rays: 13
- Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks: 13
- Delwyn Young, Pittsburgh Pirates: 12
- Carlos Gomez, Minnesota Twins: 7
- Peter Bourjos, Angels: 6
- Eight other players with 4
- Ricky Romero, Blue Jays: 3
- 20 players with 2 wins a piece
- 7 players have 2 saves each
ERA (minimum 10 innings pitched):
- Clay Hensley, Florida Marlins: 0.00
- Dana Eveland, Blue Jays: 0.75
- Kris Medlan, Atlanta Braves: 0.82
- Ricky Nolasco, Florida Marlins: 16
- Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies: 14
- David Hernandez, Baltimore Orioles: 14