Taking a look at some position battles at the 2017 Spring Training….let’s start with the Cards’ battle at third. Carpenter has moved at first and Gyorko or Peralta might earn a starting spot at the hot corner.
What they produced last year? Let’s find out (Peralta missed the entire first half of the season due to a left thumb injury).
Then there is the battle for the fourth/fifth spot in the Dodger’s rotation. It is open to seven guys…it is not surprising if you think they used 15 starters in 2016 and the 2017 rotation is deep again. As the previous comparison, here are some numbers of the 2016 season for each of them (I removed Hyun-jin Ryu just because he only played once last season).