At Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan took a look at the least-feared hitters in baseball and was surprised to find DJ LeMahieu among the top 10. It seems, that despite him hitting .348, pitchers kept pitching LeMahieu aggressively throughout 2016. It will be interesting to see if it continues in 2017.
Patrick Saunders talked to Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds at the outset of spring training. Reynolds has returned for his second season with the Rockies on a minor league deal after turning down a $3 million offer to play in Korea for 2017.
Rockies starter Jon Gray talked to Thomas Harding about his relationship with manager Bud Black and the newfound confidence he has going into the 2017 season.
Speaking of pitchers, Saunders talked with Black about the staff’s needed improvements when it comes to fielding and the efforts the Rockies will take to do that this spring.
Last but not least, Harding talked to Tyler Chatwood about rectifying his rather large home/road splits in 2016. Chatwood said he is not bothered by them and expects a normalization this season.