Originally written March 04, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Nothing. That's just the true and simple answer. Most people don't pay any attention to spring training numbers unless a player just has gaudy stats and someone wants to make a mention of them, like Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez who is currently hitting .571 (8-14) with a .600 OBP as of Monday morning. For one thing, the sample size you get during spring training just isn't big enough to make any real predictions. Mainly, you just want all your players to get to Opening Day with their health. Still, it's hard not to look at the stats and wonder if they really mean anything for the upcoming season. It's just human nature to want to measure your favorite players' performances and since a lot of fans can't see the games, the only way to do so is to check out their statistics. Let's see how this year's projected Reds lineup and pitching staff did in spring training (ST) of 2012 versus the regular season (RS). I'm just going to do some simple...
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