It’s difficult to make any real judgements from 2 days of spring games but here are a couple early observations:
• Look out for Jenrry Mejia. The kid breezed through 2 innings with 0ER and 3K and it looks like he’s back in the saddle after the all that silliness of bouncing to the pen and back last season.
• Fernando Martinez threw down a mini gauntlet with a 2 run blast. Still a ways to go to regain super prospect status but he definitely let us know he’s still here.
• Ollie Perez is still technically in the race for a starting position but he’s doing his best to eliminate himself with a shaky spring debut.
• Chris Young looked good, and most importantly healthy, in his first action. I really have high hopes for the gigantic pitcher so this was great to see.
• Great to hear Castillo is impressing the coaches so far - although I have to wonder if there is a PR operation in action to help facilitate a trade…