Crowdsourcing Your Spring Training Leaderboards

giavotella

Here is a pointless exercise I just thought of.

Every year there are a handful of fringe players who go crazy in the spring. Andy Dirks, Lorenzo Cain, Colin Cowgill, Joe Mather, Luis Mendoza last year, to name a few.

Who will 2013’s spring surprises be? Throw some picks in the comments, and six weeks from now I’ll revisit and see if any readers picked out the unexpected stars.

My picks, based on nothing: Johnny Giavotella, Adam Rosales, Michael Bowden.

(Okay, based on slightly less than nothing… reasonably young, and a potential job to win with a good spring.)




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Jon
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3 years 7 months ago

Evan Gattis

TKDC
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TKDC
3 years 7 months ago

I was going to say Juan Francisco, but I think you might be right.

Toasty
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3 years 7 months ago

It’s gotta be my boy Brock Kjeldgaard. Also, Micah Owings. If you’re not rooting for him, you probably actually hate baseball.

AlexandertheMeh
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AlexandertheMeh
3 years 7 months ago

Peter Borju…Peter Bourju…Peter Burjou…Chris Johnson.

TKDC
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TKDC
3 years 7 months ago

Ervin Santana

dockmarm
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dockmarm
3 years 7 months ago

Darin Mastroianni, Garrett Jones, John Ely

phoenix2042
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phoenix2042
3 years 7 months ago

michael brantley
chris young (OF)
Brandon Belt
Trevor Bauer

matthew
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matthew
3 years 7 months ago

Why not Zoidberg?

canuckassassin
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canuckassassin
3 years 7 months ago

Ricky Romero, Lance Berkman, Shelby Miller, Chris Carter, Old Hoss Radbourn

The Return of Rambo Diaz
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The Return of Rambo Diaz
3 years 7 months ago

Sammy Khalifa. SS in Pittsburgh is finally his to lose.

Nate
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Nate
3 years 7 months ago

Yuniesky Betancourt, Jamie Moyer, Mickey Morandini

LTG
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LTG
3 years 7 months ago

Little known fact: Morandini has signed a minor league contract with the Phils and is expected to take Utley’s place in the lineup if he gets injured. It’s all part of RAJ’s master plan to have the oldest and worst hitting infield ever.

PioneerSkies
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3 years 7 months ago

Erick Threets

Eric
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Eric
3 years 7 months ago

Chris Davis
Jason Bay
Miguel Olivio
Trevor Bauer

Paul
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Paul
3 years 7 months ago

Desmond Figgins

Antonio bananas
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Antonio bananas
3 years 7 months ago

Mike Trout. 6 stWAR.

le1f
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le1f
3 years 7 months ago

Eric Thames, Nate Eovaldi, COLBY RASUMUS

tylersnotes
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3 years 7 months ago

todd helton will increase his OPS by .08%

Bobby Higginson
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Bobby Higginson
3 years 7 months ago

Brennan Boesch

smm0589
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smm0589
3 years 7 months ago

pedro alvarez

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