Spring Training 2010 down in Florida has been about the same as our winter this year, miserable. MLB writer Todd Zolecki just tweeted about it today, he said it’s been the worst weather for Spring Training that he’s ever seen. He confirmed this with the locals who also agree that this has been a tough first three weeks of Spring Training.
So far, with the first three weeks of the Spring Training schedule about gone, the Phillies have stayed near the top of the standings even while tweaking the lineups and with pitchers adjusting the way they go about throwing their pitches.
Here is some of the story as told by the Spring Training numbers and stats that have been accumulated up to now. Not that it always tells the whole story, but numbers are fun to look at and compare. Stats through Sunday night 3/21/2010:
|Batting Average Leaders||Min 20 AB||Batting Average|
|Domonic Brown||24 AB||.417|
|Placido Polonco||29 AB||.379|
|Ryan Howard||38 AB||.316|
|Greg Dobbs||23 AB||.304|
|Jimmy Rollins||41 AB||.293|
|Chase Utley||24 AB||.292|
And here is some starting pitching stats also through the Sunday game 3/21/2010:
|Pitching Leaders||Min 9 innings pitched||ERA|
|Kyle Kendrick||14 IP||1.29|
|Cole Hamels||10.2 IP||1.69|
|Roy Halladay||15 IP||2.40|
JA Happ has 2 starts with 6.1 IP – 3H – 0.00 ERA
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sources for stats: MLB.com and Bloomberg Fantasy Sports program