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  • Det Second Baseman
    The Tigers also said the same thing to top pitching prospects Jackson Jobe and Ty Madden. The news isn’t a major surprise since Jung just reached Double-A at the end of last season, but it’s important nonetheless because it means this spring won’t change anything about where he begins 2024. Jung will shift to third base in Double-A Erie as he prepares for his eventual call-up, which means Matt Vierling and Zach McKinstry will have more time to man the hot corner until Jung is ready.
  • FA Shortstop #7
    The 30-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, hitting .245/.286/.296 with just one homer and 13 stolen bases across 524 plate appearances over 123 games. However, he had batted at least .300 for four straight years prior to 2023 and has at least 13 steals in six straight full seasons, so there remains some deep-league fantasy upside for Anderson if he’s able to recapture some of the batting average. While he may not hit .300 again, there is nothing in his underlying metrics that suggests a decline as steep as the one he experienced last season. With Anderson now at shortstop, Jon Berti will go back to his super-utility role off the Marlins’ bench.
  • Hou Center Fielder #6
    Meyers admitted that he had been struggling with his confidence and the mental components of baseball since a major shoulder injury in 2021. He believes he rushed back from surgery in 2022 and was unable to handle the struggles that ensued from playing before he was ready. His poor 2023 and being left off the team’s ALCS roster put him “in a precarious state” so he spent his winter working with Laura Ramos, the Astros’ mental health and performance provider. The work appears to be paying off as Astros manager Joe Espada said Meyers is “in a really good place, his confidence is great.” With Meyers the favorite to start the majority of games in centerfield, he could emerge as a draft value in deeper fantasy leagues if he can recapture the production he showed in 2021 before his shoulder injury.
  • Was Starting Pitcher #71
    The 24-year-old right-hander is a former second-round pick who looked primed to make his MLB debut in 2022 before suffering the injury. While it’s great that he’s fully healthy and back in big league training camp, he understands that the road back may take some time. “I definitely think, as with any surgery, it’s going to take a year or two years just to be fully past it. I’ll still have hiccups here and there as far as just a little bit more soreness on different days. Doing new things or pitching for a little bit longer than I’m used to.” Henry hopes to pitch between 75-100 innings this season, and there’s a chance that some of those could come at the big league level if he gets off to a good start in the minor leagues.
  • NYM Shortstop #74
    Acuña, who is the younger brother of Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., is a shortstop by trade but will focus more on second base since Francisco Lindor holds down the fort at shortstop for the Mets. Before coming to the Mets as part of the Max Scherzer trade last year, the younger Acuña had played outfield in the Texas organization, but the Mets don’t seem inclined to put him out there as of now. Acuña is on the 40-man roster and spent the entire 2023 season at Double-A Frisco where he has slashed .315/.377/.453 with seven homers, 51 RBI and 42 stolen bases, so it would not be a surprise to see him work his way to the majors this season.
  • NYM Starting Pitcher #38
    After it was announced that Kodai Senga would start the season on the IL with a shoulder strain, there was some thought that one of Mike Vasil, Christian Scott, or Dominic Hamel would get a chance to crack the starting rotation, but that appears to not be the case. Instead, the battle for the final rotation spot is likely among Tylor Megill, Joey Lucchesi, Jose Butto, Max Kranick. Megill is making waves at camp for his new splitter, which he learned from Senga, so he appears to have the upperhand for now.
  • Bal Starting Pitcher #38
    Bradish was diagnosed with a UCL sprain and has planned for rest and rehab to alleviate the pain rather than surgery. The Orioles announced a rough timeframe of late April for his return, and it appears that he’s on track, at least in the early going. Hyde said Bradish “feels good. Everything’s going well. Progressing nicely, and he’s feeling good after he’s playing catch.” There is still plenty of time before we see him back on a mound, but this is good news at least.
  • Pit Starting Pitcher #23
    The team had just signed Keller to a one-year contract back in January to avoid arbitration, but it appears the sides wanted something a bit more permanent. The 27-year-old starter was on his way to a breakout year in 2023, thanks in part to a new cutter, but he lost feel for the pitch in the second half and his results became more inconsistent. However, Keller has improved consistently over the last two seasons and could be in for another step forward as he gets more comfortable with his new pitch mix. He should provide stability to the Pirates rotation for years, even if he eventually takes a backseat to exciting prospects like Paul Skenes and Jared Jones.
  • NYM Starting Pitcher #34
    It was revealed on Wednesday that Senga was battling arm fatigue at camp, and now we know that he has a has been diagnosed with a moderate posterior capsule strain in his right shoulder. The team said he will be shut down completely until the symptoms subside. While that makes his potential return date unknown, we do know that he will start the season on the injured list which is not the way Mets fans, and fantasy managers, wanted this season to begin.
  • Hou Starting Pitcher #68
    It should be noted that shoulder inflammation is incredibly common with pitchers at this stage in spring training. Many of them took time off from throwing over the winter, so their arms are loosening up and some will do that more rapidly than others. The Astros have never considered France’s inflammation to be an injury as much as a delay in his ramp up process. The right-hander was limited to flat ground throwing the first week of camp, but could begin throwing bullpens and live batting practice soon. Thats good news for him since he’s in a battle with Jose Urquidy for the final rotation spot in Houston.
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