10 guys scouts are raving about
March, 10, 2014
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Greg Fiume/Getty ImagesRyan Zimmerman's shoulder is finally healthy, which should help him at third and at the plate.
While you never like to put too much stock in spring training performance, there is no question that scouts, coaches and execs take notice when a player looks particularly good during camp. I'm not talking about the stat sheet, but rather their actions on the field, which could be anything from their swing, to their fastball, to the way they move.
Here are 10 players who have evaluators excited this year.
1. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Washington Nationals
Zimmerman is taking some grounders at first base this spring, but that is only to give the Nationals more lineup flexibility when a left-hander is on the mound. He looks great at third this spring and his arm strength has returned. This will allow him to once again play a deeper third base and restore his inclusion within any Gold Glove conversation. More important for fantasy players, with a healthy right shoulder for the first time in years, they should anticipate a return to his 2009 numbers.
2. Brandon Belt, 1B, San Francisco Giants
Around the trade deadline last July, Belt made some significant changes at the plate.