Headley took a huge step back in 2013 after a breakout season in which he batted .286 with 31 home runs and 115 RBI. He batted just .250 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI a year ago. His .400 slugging percentage consistituted nearly a 100-point drop from the previous season.Analysis:
Zimmerman said he's still learning the details of playing first base, but is ready to see playing time there.
"Yeah, I could play right now," Zimmerman said. "I wouldn’t be 100 percent comfortable. But at the end of the day, you catch the ball and you either run to first or flip it to the pitcher. It’s not anything terribly difficult."Analysis:
"I worked in the offseason, tried to stay on my back leg more and recognize pitches -- that's the way you're supposed to hit," he said. "Last year, I hit that way for a bit, but I also created a bad habit that got me out in front. I'm trying to get away from that. Right now it feels good.
"'Last year, I knew I was in front. That's what got me in trouble. But it was hard to break the habit. Knowing now that I need to finish on my back leg, it's easier to feel if I popped the ball up, 'Oh, I dipped.' As long as I'm turning my hips and staying back, I believe I'll be able to figure out things a little bit quicker."
Teammate Troy Tulowitzki has high hopes for Arenado.
"I think he's going to be a big RBI guy, and he was in the minor leagues," Tulowitzki said. "If you look at his strikeout totals, they're not high. Anytime you have a young kid who's not striking out -- or anyone, they don't have to be a young kid -- they're going to be a high RBI guy."Analysis:
Chisenhall is trying to establish himself as the team's regular third baseman as catcher Carlos Santana attempts to transition to the position this spring. The Indians' incumbent is 6 for 22 with three walks, but Tuesday's homer was his first extra-base hit.Analysis:
Prado started his spring by going 5 for 7 in two February games, and he's continued to hit well in March. He's 14 for 27 with five doubles, five RBI and six runs in 10 spring games. He's already eclipsed his hit total from last spring while taking less than half the number of at-bats.Analysis:
Cowart, who is one of the top prospects in the organization, went 1 for 7 with one walk this spring. Bandy went 1 for 3 with a home run, Stamets went hitless in three at-bats and Yarbrough went 2 for 5 and scored a run.Analysis:
Freese is batting .091 (1 for 11) with three walks in five spring games.Analysis:
Flores hasn't played the position since 2011, but the team wants to give him a shot during camp. While there's a chance he could displace Ruben Tejada at the position, Flores will likely begin the year in the minors. Flores has played short in the late innings during the spring, but this will be his first start at the position.Analysis:
Ramirez has been limited in camp after recovering from surgery to remove a polyp from his colon. The team is off Tuesday, which should give Ramirez a day to rest his legs. Ramirez has played two games this spring, and has yet to take part in back to back contests. He has said his knees, which gave him problems last year, have felt great this spring.
Ramirez hit .283/.370/.461 in 304 at-bats last season.Analysis:
Davis went 1 for 9 with two walks in seven appearances, while Haniger went 5 for 10 with one home run, five RBI and one stolen base in seven games. Gomez went 3 for 7 with one home run, four RBI and one walk in nine games, while Green went 2 of 13 with three walks in eight games played. Goforth gave up five earned runs on three hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings over two appearances.Analysis: