Sunday, March 11, 2012

Who's hot and who's not in spring training

Denis Phipps has enjoyed a solid spring thus far
Believe it or not, the Redlegs (4-4-1) are already a quarter of the way through their Spring Training schedule. And while the preseason isn't exactly a good indicator of regular season success, it does carry serious implications for a lot of players just trying to make the roster.

With that in mind here are the players turning heads so far -- some for the right reasons and others for well, not:

Who's Hot?
-Denis Phipps: Hitting .429 (6-14) with 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 doubles, and 4 RS.
-Donald Lutz: Batting .364 (4-11) with 2 HR, 4 RBIs, a double and 2 RS.
-Juan Francisco: Hitting .333 (5-15) with 1 HR, 3 RBIs, a double and a RS.
-Scott Rolen: Batting .556 (5-9) with 2 RBIs, a double and a RS.
-Donnie Joseph:Has appeared in two games and accumulated 5 IP. Has allowed no runs, just two hits and is 2-for-2 in save opportunities.
-Carlos Fisher: No runs allowed in 4 IP (2 appearances).
-Jeff Francis: Boasting a 1.80 ERA in two outings (5 IP). Has surrendered three hits and has yet to walk a batter.
-Arlodis Chapman: Has five strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA through two outings (4 IP).

Who's Not?
-Sam LeCure: Roughed up for nine hits and seven runs in two relief appearances (15.75 ERA).
-Jordan Smith: Sporting a 13.50 ERA after allowing 5 hits spanning 2 outings (2 IP).
-Sean Marshall: Has surrendered two runs in each of his first two relief appearances (2 IP).
-Ron Mahay: Allowed six hits and four runs spanning 2 IP (18.00 ERA).
-Kris Negron: One hit in 12 at-bats (.083).
-Dioner Navarro: Is 1-for-11 (.091).
-Paul Janish: Hitting .154 on the spring (2-13).
-Chris Heisey: Struckout seven times and is batting .188 (3-16).
-Willie Harris: Has two hits in 13 at-bats (.154).

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