Most teams were back at it on Monday afternoon, so here's some thoughts I have after reviewing some boxscores:
Dodgers second baseman Blake Dewitt now has a stranglehold on the second base competition in Los Angeles. He got on base four times on Monday with two hits and two walks vs the Giants. He is hitting .800 in the early going so far in camp.
Red's rookie pitcher Aroldis Chapman pitched two shutout innings in his spring training debut, giving up one hit while striking out three. Chapman will more than likely start the season in the minors.
Marlins outfield prospect Michael Stanton went 3-5 with 3 runs scored. With Cody Ross and Cameron Maybin both nursing injuries, I am curious if the Marlins will rush Stanton in 2010. Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco struck out 5 in 3 innings of work.
Mariners prospect Dustin Ackley went 1-5 batting second in the Mariners lineup, and he played second base again. The Mariners are really giving him a shot at second in spring training. If he can make the switch to second base, it will increase his value to fantasy owners.
Padres third baseman Chase Headley hit his first HR of spring training today. The Padres have him batting fourth in the lineup behind Adrian Gonzalez. He should get plenty of RBI opportunities and could be a breakout player in 2010.
Aroldis Chapman starts the year in the minors: True or False?
True-they don't want to let Dusty get his hands on him this early. (64 votes)
False-they start him in the bullpen. (13 votes)
77 total votes