Found February 28, 2013 on Friarhood:
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Yesterday we had our first split squad games of the spring, unfortunately both of them ended in a loss. As we know though spring is not about wins and losses, but about how each player is progressing as we move closer to the start of the regular season. Since most hitters will see about two, maybe three plate appearances on average per start their numbers will appear ballooned when it comes to their average. For instance the leader in batting average right now for the team is Mark Kotsay at .714. In three games he has 5 hits in 7 at bats. Then you look at a guy like Kyle Blanks who has played in five games so far and has 6 hits in 10 at bats. Such a small sample size right now, but it is nice to see that they are able to string together hit after hit in so few games. The one player I am keeping an eye on, and I think he will be crucial to early season success is Nick Hundley. I mentioned the other day he was robbed at the center field wall, but it was nice to see him drive a ball. Y...
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