Edited to correct inexcusable omission.
Three weeks ago, I wrote a post asking who you guys were pulling for this spring. Surprisingly, Wood seemed to lead the pack with a huge contingent of Conger supporters. Now that the season is only two weeks away, who has impressed you the most in Spring Training and what are you hoping for or expecting from them?
Here's my list:
1. Bobby Wilson -- Dude is literally playing his ass off. He's dropped 30+ pounds and is raking. I was at the game against the D-Backs when he went 5-5, and he looks quicker in all aspects of his game. I hope he continues this throughout the year for the Halos.
2. Mark Trumbo -- I knew the guy raked in AAA last year, and he's making some major noise this Spring. I hope he brings the thunder with him to the big A, because he looks like our starting first baseman for a few weeks.
2. Michael Kohn -- I figured he was a Septemeber call up who could use some seasoning in Salt Lake. However, the guy looks ready to pitch in Anaheim right now, and I will be surprised if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster.
3. Jeremy Moore -- Incredibly athletic and growing in confidence, he's a guy to keep an eye on. His development in the minors will be fun to watch and should be complete about the time Abreu and Hunter's contracts are up. He could play a big role in the roster decisions for 2012/13
Honorable mention to Takahashi and Mathis. Taka has already had a level of success which makes his Spring Training numbers not quite as exciting as the above mentioned surprises and Mathis did have the 09 playoffs.
Those are mine, what are yours?