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his spring"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcastsAstros Early Spring Training Standouts New http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey ,13commentsCheck out some prospects who are shining early this springCSTShareTweetShareShareAstros Early Spring Training Standouts Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsSpring Training is finally under way and the opener is less than a month away. While Spring Training stats don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, its nice to see some prospects show what they can do while playing with the big league club. Here is two pitchers and two hitters who is off to a hot start this spring.HITTERSRonnie DawsonIt’s early in the spring but Dawson is showing some of the abilities that led him to be a second round pick in 2016. He is currently 5-for-10 with 3 runs scored, 3 RBI, and 2 SB. He has also only struck out once. Dawson should start the season in AA and hopefully he will pick up where he left off last season when he had a .859 OPS in 29 AA games.Nick TanieluTanielu has been in the Astros system but missed the majority of the 2017 season due to a torn ACL. He has looked sharp this spring though going 4-for-8 with with a 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI and 2 BB while not striking out. He is 26 years old but has proven over the years that he can hit all levels of pitching.PITCHERSBrandon BaileyI was tempted to say Whitley here but most know who he is and what he has done. Bailey has appeared in one game this spring but was dominant striking out 4 over 2 perfect innings. He also recorded two groundball outs. Bailey was acquired in the Laureano trade last year and struck out 120 in 91 innings between A+ and AA in 2018.Brandon BielakBielak also pitched in one game this spring and looked very good striking out two over two hitless innings. The only baserunner he allowed was on a walk. He is following up a great 2018 season which saw him post a 2.23 ERA with 131 K in 117 innings in his first full season in the minors. He is another great pitching prospects from the 2017 draft. PORT ST. LUCIE James McCann Jersey , Fla. (AP) — After one exhibition start, Jacob deGrom has a 9.00 ERA. No worries, because all other signs are positive for one of the top pitchers in the major leagues.“Still plenty of time to hopefully get that down,” the New York Mets ace said Sunday with a few laughs.The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner tossed one inning and gave up Tyler White’s RBI single on a 97 mph fastball in a 10-1 loss to a split squad of Houston Astros.DeGrom allowed two hits and threw 14 of his 17 pitches for strikes.The 30-year-old righty made his spring training debut after posting a 1.70 ERA season. Often throttled by a lack of run support, he went 10-9 for the fourth-place Mets.Even after such a dominant season, deGrom isn’t taking anything for granted.“I was nervous today going out there for the first time,” the lanky pitcher said.DeGrom said he began playing catch in October just a few weeks after the season ended http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , keeping his arm active by tossing the ball with his father. He has thrown regularly in the offseason, just a couple of times a week, since taking more time off after the lengthy 2015 campaign because of the World Series.DeGrom later developed nerve damage in 2016 and had season-ending surgery in September.“I just feel like when I play more catch and keep my arm moving it seems to feel batter when I come to spring training. If there’s no break, maybe it will stay the same,” he said.DeGrom had a few obstacles a year ago that prevented him from getting the opening day nod from manager Mickey Callaway. DeGrom left camp to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter and then battled back stiffness after his return, delaying his progress even further.Good friend Noah Syndergaard made the start instead of him and beat St. Louis in the opener.DeGrom said his goal this year is to work on consistency and limit the running game better.“I want to try and eliminate those starts that got out of hand. It’s a little bit easier said than done,” said deGrom Sparky Anderson Jersey , who allowed a leadoff double to Tony Kemp.“I’m trying to keep the focus on the pitch I’m about to throw, not the pitch I’ve just thrown that was a homer or whatever happened,” he said. “I was a little bit frustrated today. I felt like I made a pretty good pitch to Kemp there, a high fastball that he got to. That’s frustrating. But it’s constantly learning to try and let that stuff go.”Said Callaway: “He’s poised to go out there and dominate again, in my opinion.”New catcher Wilson Ramos caught deGrom for just the second time this spring.“It’s an exciting moment for me because I’m trying to know him better,” Ramos said. “In the beginning of spring training, everybody wants to attack the hitter. He did it today and did it very well.”NOTES: LF Tim Tebow nearly made a diving grab on a foul fly behind the Mets’ bullpen after a long run Jack Morris Jersey , but the ball popped out of his glove when he landed. The next half-inning, he hit a long fly that easily beat Kemp in left, but center fielder Myles Straw made a spectacular diving grab in the gap for the out. … Callaway called the catching position “an open competition” when it came to the backup spot and said Travis d’Arnaud needed to match up his footwork with his arm. … Callaway said pitching coach Dave Eiland has a “solid plan” for new closer Edwin Diaz in terms of spring appearances.
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