Looking at the number of Spring Training plate appearances, it is obvious Girardi has given everyone a fair shot. Yet the same questions remain 6-weeks later regarding the bench and CF.
Williams (34) – does have a .382 OBP, at this point looks like a better utility option than Kingery
Herrera (33) – slipping this week, OBP is only .242 and still no walks
Kingery (33) – only 4 hits and 14 strikeouts – ready to see him every day at AAA
Torreyes (32) - .281 OBP
Hall (29) - Bowa loves him, will start 1B at AAA, but limited to 1B/LF
Quinn (28) - .393 OBP, but 9 strikeouts
Jankowski (26) – never hit at the big league level, has .346 OBP and is the best OF glove in camp
Joyce (26) – still hurt, will he begin in extended spring training?, certainly will be signed if released
Matthis (26) .200 OBP is higher than Knapp – with Marchan hurt, and Realmuto yet to appear, this is worrying me as they will need a backup catcher and would it be better for Realmuto to stay an extra couple weeks in the warm weather when the season starts?????
Same with pitchers. Neris has looked great. Everyone else for the most part has looked really good, too. Hoping they didn’t rush Brogdon back – the three-walks yesterday was a little worrisome. Do they lose a 40-man spot for Watson with Romero and Alvarado? Velasquez is “hurt”.
Here’s hoping for something great to happen this week and answer the questions, otherwise there has to be a trade for a CFer, right?