Earlier this morning, MLB posted an article about ten pivotal players to watch this spring training and a few Dodgers were mentioned.
Anthony Castrovince, of MLB published an article earlier this morning about ten pivotal players to watch this spring training.
He kicked off the article by mentioning Giancarlo Stanton as being the number one player to watch as he tries to come back from missing the second half of the 2015 season with a hamate bone fracture in his wrist. Stanton rightfully so deserves that honor. Any guy who can crush a ball with that much power causes a must-see experience for all fans and ball players.
After these players, he mentions a few Dodgers. such as Julio Urias, Corey Seager and Yasiel Puig. Urias was named the fourth overall prospect by MLB and at just 19 years old is expected to become a top-caliber pitcher. Castrovince stated that he is excited to see how Urias holds up against other major league pitchers and how he is able to handle the stress of Spring Training. He may only be 19 years old, but Madison Bumgarner and Felix Hernandez both made their debut at 19 years old.
Seager was also mentioned in the article about how he will be able to hold to his .986 OPS in 27 games that he played in last season. With Seager’s phenomenal start last September with the Dodgers, he set the bar high for this season, so many fans and reporters are interested to see how he preforms in spring training and in the long run.
The last Dodger that was mentioned in the post was Puig. Castrovince refers to Puig as an enigma for the Dodgers. Yasiel has a lot to improve on whether it is his off the field challenges or struggle at the plate as of recently. However, he still has great potential to be a fantastic right fielder.
Castrovince is most excited about Urias and his potential, but also looking forward to seeing how Puig and Seager handle themselves at spring training.