Rejoice MLB fans spring training is finally here. There will be no shortage of storylines to follow this spring.
Top Prospects to watch
Free agency’s slow movement has been impacted by teams using their prospects to fill positions. They are providing young players with playing time and seeing what they have. Here are some prospects to look out for: Victor Robles from the Nationals, Rockies’ prospect Brendan Rogers, and Peter Alonso – a first baseman in the Mets’ farm system.
Brendan Rogers has been a top prospect for the Colorado Rockies for 3 years as he has soared through the Rockies farm system and fans are eagerly awaiting his arrival. He could see some time at second base in spring training. Even though Bryce Harper has departed, the Nationals are excited about Victor Robles’s arrival.
Free Agent Market
The MLB hot stove looks to overlap into spring training. Bryce Harper, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel remain free agents along with countless others. Fans are waiting to see where they go and when. This year has been rare as far as free agency goes, too many players left unsigned. Since the season is coming quickly these players might want to think about signing.
There are some potential extensions to keep an eye on during spring training. The Mets are hoping to extend Cy Young winner Jacob De Grom to a long term deal because his contract expires at the end of next year. The Nationals are focusing on Anthony Rendon and his future with the team.
The main extension to watch is Nolan Arenado, third basemen of the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are looking to lock him considering he is a free agent next season. This deal could really shake up the industry and affect players looking for big deals in free agency.
These are just a few storylines to watch as spring training gets underway. There is a lot to get excited about because baseball is back.