Spring Training Standouts 2017

Harper, Bryce spring.jpgI can’t say I put a lot of faith in spring training numbers; however there can be indicators for breakouts (Nick Castellanos a year ago), and hell it’s baseball, their fun to take a peak at.  The stats that I tend to focus on for hitting is batting average, hits, home runs, RBI, and strike outs.  For pitchers, I look at strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP for pitchers.  Both WHIP and ERA are questionable to look at, however it can at least be looked at directionally, unless you’re Mike Pelfrey, who had a 1.17 ERA last spring.  Here are the leaders and Tigers notables for games through 3.20.17…

Hitters

Batting Average (Minimum 35 At Bats)
Adam Frazier/PIT – .450
Jose Osuna/PIT – .417
Guillermo Heredia/SEA, Marco Hernandez/BOS – .415
Jose Martinez/STL – .400
Tiger Notables: Andrew Romine .347, Justin Upton .292

Hits
Mitch Haniger/SEA – 19
Adam Frazier/PIT – 18
C.J. Cron/LAA, Corey Dickerson/TB, Brandon Drury/ARZ, Guillermo Heredia/SEA, Marco Hernandez/BOS, Andrew Romine/DET, Bradley Zimmer/CLE – 17

Home Runs
Bryce Harper/WAS, Peter O’Brien/KC – 6
Jabari Blash/SD, Yoenis Cespedes/NYM, Jose Osuna/PIT, Joc Pederson/LAD, Addison Russell/CHC – 5
Notable Tigers: Justin Upton 4, Dominic Ficociello 3

Runs Batted In
Brock Stassi/PHI – 15
Jose Osuna/PIT – 14
Jabari Blash/SD, Stephen Cardullo/COL, Ryan Healy/OAK, Jose Martinez/STL, Yoan Moncada/CWS, Peter O’Brien/KC, Gary Sanchez/NYY, Pablo Sandoval/BOS – 13
Notable Tigers: Justin Upton 11, Nick Castellanos 10

Pitchers

ERA (Minimum 15 Innings)
Sal Romano/CIN – 1.17
Kyle Kendrick/BOS – 1.96
Kyle Gibson/MIN – 2.08
Justin Verlander/DET – 2.16
Amir Garrett/CIN – 2.20

WHIP (Minimum 15 Innings)
Clayton Kershaw/LAD – 0.80
Kendall Graveman/OAK – 0.87
Kyle Kendrick/BOS, Sal Romano/CIN – 0.91
Patrick Corbin/ARZ, Reynaldo Lopez/CWS – 0.93
Notable Tigers: Justin Verlander 1.14, Matt Boyd 1.20

Strike Outs
Taijuan Walker/ARZ – 25
Danny Salazar/CLE – 23
Jerad Eickhoff/PHI – 21
Rafael Montero/NYM, Sal Romano/CIN – 20
Notable Tigers: Matt Boyd 16, Anibal Sanchez 14

Hitters Who Are Struggling

 
Strikeouts
Richie Shaffer/CLE – 20
Matt Davidson/CWS, Joey Gallo/TEX, Rymer Liriano/CWS – 19
Dan Vogelbach/SEA – 18
Notable Tigers: J.D. Martinez 16, Anthony Gose 14

Pitchers Struggling

 
Hits Allowed
Jeremy Hellickson/PHI – 26
Matt Cain/SF – 25
Trevor Bauer/CLE, Nick Martinez/TEX – 23
Bartolo Colon/ATL, Jeff Samardzija/SF – 22
Notable Tigers: Matt Boyd 20

Home Runs Allowed
Matt Shoemaker/LAA – 9
Colby Lewis/TEX, Kris Medlen/KC – 7
Chase Anderson/CLE, John Danks/CWS, Anthony DeSclafani/CIN, A.J. Griffin/TEX, Taylor Jungmann/MIL, Jeff Samardzija/SF, James Shields/CWS – 6
Notable Tigers: Matt Boyd 3

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