SP Jordan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals: The Nats' fast-tracked #1 prospect threw two no-hit innings with three Ks against a Detroit Tigers line-up with just four regulars albeit the heart of their order. Whether this means anything even if he cracks the rotation is another story.
3B Chris Johnson, Houston Astros: In another entry from Players Who Mean Nothing In Mixed Leagues, the rookie started at 3B and went 2-2. With just Geoff Blum in the way, deep NL-only leagues and dynasty leagues, pay heed.
SS Jose Reyes, New York Mets: Batting third, Jose Reyes hit two homeruns and drove-in six. 2B Luis Castillo batted first for the second game in a row. Will Reyes really bat third?
C Jorge Posada, New York Yankees: He went 2-2 with a homerun off Chad Orvella. That is great, but what I really want to see is Posada catching. He DH-ed today and is expected to continue doing so until the middle of March.
SP Wade Davis, Tampa Bay Rays: One of the many reasons the punditry are high on the Rays pitched two shut out innings against the Yankees A-team and struck out three without allowing a hit or run. The #3 prospect in the system looks like he can contribute in 2009.
3B Brandon Wood, Los Angeles Angels: For the second consectutive game, Wood batted in the heart of the order. More importantly, he has not yet struck out. With SS-eligibility, this is a sleeper situation worth monitoring.
C Max Ramirez, Texas Rangers: He replaced starter Taylor Teagarden and caught one runner stealing. Unfortunately, that potential thief was Royals' back-up catcher Brayan Pena. Move along, there is nothing to see here.