Player Notes

  • Doing fine in spring
    Estrada has gone 3-for-12 over four Cactus League games.

    Advice: While the Giants' infield is getting crowded after Friday's signing of Matt Chapman, there's little reason to think Estrada is in danger of losing his starting job at the keystone. Estrada hit .271 with a .731 OPS, 14 home runs, 23 stolen bases, 49 RBI and 63 runs scored over 120 contests last year. With a little more pop in the Giants' lineup, his counting stats could rise if he stays in the top half of the order. 28 minutes ago
  • Works to improve against lefties
    Julien worked in the offseason to limit his front shoulder from flying open during swings against lefties, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I changed a couple of things in my swing to adjust to the slider and be able to hit the fastball against lefties," he said. He's 6-for-10 with a walk in four games this spring and 2-for-5 against left-handed pitching. He went 2-for-3 with a home run in Friday's spring training win over Boston.

    Advice: Julien had an outstanding rookie season with a .381 OBP and drew walks at a near league-leading 15.7% clip. However, he hit just .195 with a .447 OPS against left-handed pitching. Julien will become the primary starter at second base after the trade of Jorge Polanco, but will likely be platooned with right-handed hitting Kyle Farmer. If Julien can show improvement against left-handed pitching, he could take over everyday duty. Yesterday, 8:01 pm
  • Davis Schneider leaves the yard in loss to Yankees
    Davis Schneider went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored as the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees in Cactus League competition on Friday night.

    Advice: The 25-year-old infielder victimized right-hander Luke Weaver in the fifth inning, belting a 361-foot (97.0 mph EV) solo shot that pulled the Jays to within four runs at 8-4. He also singled in the first inning and rode home on Daniel Vogelbach’s two-run blast. Even with the two-hit attack, Schneider is off to a slow start overall on the spring, hitting just .222 (2-for-9) with three runs scored. Rotoworld Yesterday, 6:33 pm
  • Battling wrist injury
    Peterson experienced inflammation in his right wrist Friday, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Advice: Peterson had imaging done on his wrist that revealed no structural damage. He will be shut down for a few days, but manager Torey Lovullo said he's not worried about Peterson missing Opening Day. Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • Nicky Lopez goes 2-for-2, steals base in loss
    Nicky Lopez went 2-for-2 with a double and a steal against the Cubs on Friday.

    Advice: White Sox manager Pedro Grifol was talking today about having a No. 2 hitter who does the little things, so one wonders if Lopez might find his way into that spot eventually. Unfortunately, Lopez is pretty bad at the big things, but bunting a guy over, making contact on a hit-and-run... those things he can do. Playing for Kansas City, Lopez led the AL in sac bunts in both 2021 and ’22, and Grifol was the bench coach for those (wildly unsuccessful) Royals teams. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Josh Rojas goes deep in loss to Rockies
    Josh Rojas went 2-for-3 with a homer, double and three RBI on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Mariners to victory over the Rockies in Cactus League play.

    Advice: The versatile 29-year-old capped off a five-run third inning for the Mariners with a go-ahead two-run double off of John Curtiss to give the M’s a 5-4 lead. He then walloped a game-tying solo shot off of Jaden Hill to start the sixth inning. Barring any last minute additions to the roster, it looks like Rojas will begin the year as the M’s regular third baseman. If that’s the case, his speed at least makes him an interesting late-round flier in mixed league drafts. Rotoworld Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Ha-Seong Kim swipes two bases in loss on Friday
    Ha-Seong Kim walked, swiped a pair of bases and scored a run as the Padres fell to the Angels in their Cactus League showdown on Friday afternoon.

    Advice: Kim created a run on his own in the second inning, as he worked a leadoff walk from Reid Detmers. He then proceeded to steal second and third base — and then dashed home as Logan O’Hoppe made a throwing error trying to gun him down. He finished the day 0-for-2 officially. Even without their full compliment of regulars in the lineup on Friday, Kim remained in the fifth spot in the Padres’ lineup and that’s where he should be expected to start out once the regular season begins. Kim is now 4-for-9 (.444) with an RBI and a run scored through his first five spring contests. Rotoworld Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Scores one and hits double
    Gonzales went 2-for-3, hitting one double and scoring once in Pittsburgh's lost 9-8 to Baltimore on Thursday.

    Advice: Gonzalez is in a fierce competition for one of the final spots on the Opening Day roster, as the 2020 first-round pick is battling with Liover Peguero and Ji Hwan Bae for a utility infield job. Through a handful of spring-training at-bats, he's hitting .300, but he'll need to consistently maintain that success after hitting just .209 last season across 35 games. Yesterday, 1:53 pm
  • Not ready to return yet
    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday that Peraza is still feeling some "pinching" in his right shoulder, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports.

    Advice: The team had been hoping Peraza could return to Grapefruit League action as soon as Friday, but he's not ready just yet. Boone doesn't believe the injury to be serious, but throwing is still problematic, particularly when Peraza would have to play third base. He's considered day-to-day. Yesterday, 1:43 pm
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