Monday, March 04, 2013

Competition Update after Monday's Game

Infield Competition
Dozier went 1-5 and helped turn 5 double plays. Florimon went 1-3 at shortstop.  Sobolewski went 1-1 after replacing Plouffe at third for the second straight day.

Outfield Competition
Hicks went 2-5 in center with a home run, Benson went 1-3 in left. Thomas replaced Parmelee in right and went 0-2. Boggs replaced Benson and went 1-1 with a home run.

Pop off the Bench
Dinkelman started at first and went 0-2. Clement replaced him and  went 0-1.

Rotation
DeVries pitched two perfect innings, striking out two. Walters pitched two innings and gave up one hit.

Bullpen
Pressly pitched two innings and gave up one hit and walked two.

Summary
Hicks keeps solidifying his hold on the center field spot. If he continues to perform this well as the competition improves, he is a lock to be the starting center fielder. Florimon continues to get most of the starts at shortstop.  Dozier made the plays at second, a new position for him.

DeVries did well again. So did Walters. Neither one is at the top of the starter list, but with questions about Gibson, Hendricks and Diamond, either or both of them could start the year in the rotation.

This was probably Pressly's roughest outing so far. But he got out of the inning without giving up a run.

Boggs continued to keep himself in the picture for the 4th or 5th outfield spot.

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