Ten spring sensations 

April, 3, 2010
Ten players who had great spring trainings, in no particular order:

1. Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds: He was told Friday that he has made the Reds' season-opening rotation, and he will be the first player since Darren Dreifort in 1994 to pitch in the majors without touching the minor leagues.

2. Kyle Blanks, San Diego Padres: "He has basically shown everybody that he is going to be a good player in the big leagues," a rival GM said. Blanks improved his physical condition and is moving better, and has come in and hammered the ball -- 12 extra-base hits, with an OPS of more than 1.200.