Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Looking over the Grapefruit and Cactus League statistics this spring, there are surely some surprises. These types of things are worthy of a look, if only to know which guys might be fantasy sleepers, and which guys to stay away from during fantasy draft time. By position, here are your notable bust-outs, and just plain busts, of the spring season so far.


Bust-outs...

1B- Mike Jacobs: 18 games, 6 HR, 17 RBI, .320 avg, 13 R, 1.063 OPS.

2B- Mark Teahen: 11 games, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 37 total bases in 11 games, 1.621 OPS.

SS- Jed Lowrie: 17 games, 8 doubles, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 1.297 OPS.

3B- Pablo Sandoval: 17 games, 3 HR, 8 RBI, .442 avg, 23 hits, 1.155 OPS.

C- Jeff Mathis: 14 games, 4 HR, 10 RBI, .343 avg, 2 SB, 1.244 OPS.

OF- Corey Hart: 16 games, 5 HR, 13 RBI, .422 avg, 3 SB, 11 R.
OF- Josh Hamilton: 18 games, 3 HR, 16 RBI, .389 avg, 1.085 OPS., 11 R.
OF- Jason Lane: 19 games, 5 HR, 12 RBI, .353 avg., 1.115 OPS.

P- Francisco Liriano: 6 games, 21 1/3 IP, 19 K, 1-1, 2.95 ERA, 1.04 WHIP.
P- Aaron Cook: 5 games, 19 IP, 17 K, 1-1, 1.89 ERA, 1.26 WHIP.
P- Paul Maholm: 5 games, 19 2/3 IP, 12 K, 2-0, 0.46 ERA, 0.74 WHIP.
P- Chris Carpenter: 5 games, 19 IP, 10 K, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.74 WHIP.


And just plain busts...

1B- Ben Broussard: 13 games, .147 avg, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .402 OPS.

2B-Kazuo Matsui: 17 games, 4 R, .111 avg, 2 doubles, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .291 OPS.

SS- Jeff Keppinger: 16 games, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .140 avg, .299 OPS.

3B- Geoff Blum: 18 games, .178 avg, 2 R, 0 HR, 7 RBI, .438 OPS.

C-Jamie Burke: 11 games, .100 avg, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, .256 OPS.

OF- Mike Bourn: 22 games, .213 avg, 3 doubles, 0 HR, .595 OPS, 8 SB.
OF- Nyjer Morgan: 18 games, .179 avg, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .476 OPS., 5 SB, 3 CS.
OF- Denard Span: 17 games, .145 avg, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .472 OPS.

P- Kevin Millwood: 5 games started, 1-1 record, 19 IP, 17 ER, 8.05 ERA, 1.63 WHIP.
P- Matt Cain: 5 games started, 0-2 record, 16 1/3 IP, 13 ER, 7.16 ERA, 1.74 WHIP.
P- Scott Baker: 5 games started, 0-2 record, 17 2/3 IP, 16 ER, 8.15 ERA, 2.04 WHIP.
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