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  • NYY Shortstop #91
    Peraza entered last year’s spring training as the favorite to win the Yankees starting shortstop job but lost out to Anthony Volpe, who had a tremendous spring. Since then,Peraza shifted to playing third base, where he certainly has the arm to stick, but the bat has not been consistent in the majors so far. Something Aaron Boone mentioned. “He has ability and the tools to do it. It’s that last step that can be challenging. Triple A is one thing. Doing it on a consistent basis at the big leagues is another layer.” Boone mentioned that Peraza was battling with Oswaldo Cabrera, Kevin Smith, Jeter Downs, Jorbit Vivas, and Josh VanMeter for the final infield spot on the Opening Day roster.
  • LAD Second Baseman #9
    He drilled a 106-mph liner to center to drive in a run in the first. Lux, who lost all of 2023 to a torn ACL, was used as a DH in his first two appearances this spring, but he’s been cleared to play shortstop since day one. He’s 3-for-8 with a walk in the very early going.
  • Col Outfielder #23
    Bryant hit four homers in 39 at-bats last spring and then slugged .367 in games that mattered, so there’s not going to be any overreacting to a strong Cactus League performance this year. If playing first base helps keep him healthy, there’s the chance he’ll be somewhat useful in mixed leagues. Still, he’s just an end-game pick right now.
  • Tex First Baseman
    Crim, 26, has been a very reliable minor league bat. hitting .300/.373/.515 in four seasons since the Rangers selected him in the 19th round out of Mississippi College in 2019. It’s never been enough to get him taken very seriously as a prospect, but he’s one of a number of stopgap options for the Rangers if issues arise.
  • CWS Left Fielder #74
    Jiménez contributed an RBI groundout, an RBI double and a single before coming out in the fifth. Available for next-to-nothing in drafts, Jiménez seems like a fine late-round pick, even though he’s only eligible at DH in 20-game leagues. He wasn’t very good last year, but he was excellent when healthy in 2022 and he’s just going into his age-27 season.
  • CWS Relief Pitcher
    The White Sox have been talking up Leasure early in camp, and the 25-year-old, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Lance Lynn trade last summer, might break camp with the team. He probably wouldn’t be a candidate for saves right away, but everyone is worth paying attention to in a wide-open White Sox pen.
  • LAA Center Fielder #12
    Since he was available for the major league minimum, the Angels certainly had to guarantee Hicks a fair amount of playing time in signing him last month. So, while Hicks might be technically battling Mickey Moniak and Jo Adell in right field, there’s little doubt he’ll be in the lineup most of the time in April. Fortunately, the Angels never did sign a pure DH (Brandon Drury, who is also an option in the infield, is favored to get most of the starts there), so if Moniak and/or Adell produce, there should be sufficient at-bats available to keep everyone happy.
  • SF Right Fielder #12
    Soler started at DH and hit cleanup, which is how he figures to mostly be used during the regular season. Following stints with the Royals and Marlins, he landed in another ballpark that’s not great for right-handed power hitters in San Francisco, but he can obviously overcome that when he’s at his best. The concern is that he was a thoroughly average hitter (99 OPS+) for three years before his fine 2023 (129 OPS+, 36 HR for Miami).
  • LAA Relief Pitcher #44
    Joyce walked three and gave up a grand slam to Tyler Fitzgerald. One of the candidates to be the Angels’ closer of the future, the flamethrowing Joyce has had a tough time since reaching the majors last summer; he walked nine in 10 innings for the Angels and then missed the final 3 1/2 months with a forearm strain. His upside might be intact, but with Robert Stephenson in town and José Soriano having emerged as a very intriguing late-game reliever, he’s quite a bit less interesting for fantasy purposes than he was a year ago.
  • SF Catcher #21
    The Giants made their feelings about Bart clear when they added Tom Murphy over the winter, but someone figures to take a flier on the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, who is now out of options. He’s struggled in the majors, hitting just .219/.288/.335 in 503 PA over four seasons, but the bar is pretty low for him to be helpful as at least a backup.
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