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Spring Training Boxscores: Fantasy Notes

Hiroki Kuroda pitched five innings of one-run ball against the Marlins.  He still has a few more starts to go this Spring.  If he pitches well in those, then he will be a quality sleeper.  More interesting were the three shutout innings thrown by 19-year-old phenom, Clayton Kershaw.

Philip Humber got the start against the A-team of the Baltimore Orioles.  In three innings of work, he allowed five hits and two runs.  Like kuroda, Humbers final few starts in Spring will give a better idea of whether he will begin to pay dividends for the Twins on their Johan Santana trade.  In a similar vein, Carlos Gomez stole two bases and has eight this Spring.

Justin Maxwell started in LF for the Nationals and hit a HR and walked twice.  He is a 24-year-old outfielder who broke through last season.  Here is what Baseball America wrote about him:

The best athlete in the system, Maxwell finally started to tap into his above-average power in 2007....He's an above-average runner who can get good jumps on the basepaths and track down balls in the outfield gaps.