Player Notes

  • Eloy Jiménez batting .636 in Cactus League action
    Eloy Jiménez went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI on Thursday, lifting a White Sox split-squad to a 6-5 win over the Mariners in Cactus League action.

    Advice: Jiménez is aiming to play over 150 games this upcoming season and has clearly showed up with a motivated mindset, batting .636 (7-for-11) through a handful of Cactus League contests so far. Rotoworld Today, 4:40 pm
  • Forrest Wall homers twice, drives in six
    Forrest Wall drilled a pair of three-run homer in powering a Braves split-squad to a 12-9 win over the Rays on Thursday.

    Advice: The 28-year-old Wall is probably the favorite to serve as the Braves’ bench outfielder, but that’s more because of his speed and glove than his bat. That said, Wall did go 6-for-13 with a homer in his major league debut last year. We’re not really buying it, but he might be interesting in fantasy leagues if an outfielder goes down. After all, he stole 57 bases in 66 tries in 105 games between Triple-A and the majors last year. Rotoworld Today, 4:22 pm
  • Marcell Ozuna goes 3-for-3, homers against Rays
    Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-3 and homered against the Rays on Thursday.

    Advice: Ozuna and newcomer Jarred Kelenic were the two regulars the Braves sent on the roadtrip with a split-squad today. It’s not new ground for Ozuna, who was constantly playing in road games last spring after the Braves failed to find a taker for him in trade talks. Ozuna started at first base today, and he could be an option there in the unlikely event that Matt Olson is given any days off this season. Rotoworld Today, 4:22 pm
  • Joey Wiemer batting .091 in Cactus League action
    Joey Wiemer went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts on Thursday in the Brewers’ loss to the Rangers in Cactus League action.

    Advice: Wiemer snapped an 0-for-10 cold spell at the dish to open the spring with a single to right field in the seventh inning before being thrown out attempting to steal second base on the ensuing pitch. The 25-year-old former top prospect has gotten off to a sluggish start this spring as he competes for at-bats in Milwaukee’s overcrowded outfield mix. Rotoworld Today, 3:46 pm
  • Battling quad tightness
    Wisdom was scratched from Chicago's lineup ahead of Thursday's Cactus League game against Colorado due to right quad tightness, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Advice: Wisdom's absence was described as precautionary, so his injury doesn't seem to be too severe. The Cubs may hold him out of the lineup for the next couple of exhibition games, but Wisdom should be able to return and continue competing for a roster spot. The 32-year-old is currently 1-for-8 with a double across three games in Cactus League play. Today, 3:37 pm
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  • Gavin Sheets homers twice in spring contest
    Gavin Sheets obliterated two solo homers on Thursday, propelling a White Sox split-squad to a commanding 6-1 victory over the Royals in Cactus League action.

    Advice: Sheets walked and stole a base in his first at-bat before crushing a pair of solo shots in his next two trips to the dish. The 27-year-old could wind up getting edged out of Chicago’s crowded outfield mix this season, so he’s going to need to keep mashing in order to hold off some of their recent acquisitions at the outset of what appears to be an extended rebuild. Rotoworld Today, 3:16 pm
  • Kyle Stowers finishes 2-for-2, hits second homer
    Kyle Stowers went 2-for-2 with a homer and a walk against the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: Stowers’ window to contribute in Baltimore might already be closed, what with Heston Kjerstad and Colton Cowser also trying to break into an Orioles outfield with no starting spots available, but it seems like there should be some room for his left-handed power in the majors. Unfortunately, he has two option years left and the Orioles won’t simply give him away. Rotoworld Today, 3:08 pm
  • Henry Davis hits three-run homer in loss
    Henry Davis took Corbin Burnes deep for a three-run homer in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Davis also singled, leaving him 4-for-11 at the plate thus far. We’re still hoping Davis is going to be the Pirates’ catcher, though there’s the chance that Yasmani Grandal will get the nod over him early on. Assuming that he plays, Davis should wind up being a fine No. 2 in two-catcher leagues once he’s eligible. Rotoworld Today, 3:08 pm
  • Michael Harris II knocks in two, steals base
    Michael Harris II went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: With two homers already, Harris is sitting on a 1.546 OPS through four games. Somewhat overshadowed in Atlanta, Harris is nevertheless one of the game’s very best young players. He might make a run at 30-30 this year. Rotoworld Today, 1:30 pm