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Power and speed despite poor AVG
Fairchild went 2-for-23 (.087) with one home run, two steals (on two attempts) and an 8:5 K:BB in 28 plate appearances in big-league camp.
Short stay in majors camp
Rogers gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two in three innings in big-league camp this spring.
Quickly banished to minors
Muller gave up six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in one inning before being reassigned to minor-league camp this spring.
Strikeout concerns in ST
Waters hit .167 with a 14:2 K:BB in 26 plate appearances in major-league camp.
Yean has impressed Nationals minor-league pitching coordinator Brian Holman with his instincts and approach on the mound, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. "Eddy Yean is like a three-quarter slot pitcher," Holman said this week. "So far to this point, he has made it look pretty easy. He's got an incredible arm. He can spin a breaking ball. He's got good instincts. A good example was last year he figured out that he could throw a two-seamer and it would move. So he started kind of relying on that a lot."
Making progress with consistency
Lara has made a good impression on Nationals minor-league pitching coordinator Brad Holman, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. "His fastball is mid-90s mph and just once and a while he will like overthrow it a tick and catch a little misfire and yank it left," Holman said this week. "He's just learning how to make adjustments and how to get back on track when he's off. But he makes a lot of really good pitches, too. It's (all about) just becoming more consistent for him and, of course, he is just a baby. He just turned 17."
Has good feel for 2020
Provides depth as part of bullpen
Rodriguez pitched well in Grapefruit League action, allowing just one run in five innings. He struck out seven batters without giving up a walk.
Hopeful despite poor spring numbers
Williams, who enters 2020 as the Pirates' No. 3 starter, struggled throughout spring training with a 9.00 ERA in nine innings.
Opportunity knocks as closer
Kela, who was named Pittsburgh's closer prior to spring training, allowed four runs in five innings over five games of Grapefruit League action.
Likely looking at trip to minors
Tilson, who is a long shot to make the team out of camp, hit .167 in 18 Grapefruit League at-bats.
Could bat lower in lineup
Set for backup role
Looking at utility role
May need to wait for chance
Will likely bat fourth in lineup
Likely to bat in top half of order
Could shift to outfield on occasion
Set to start at third base
Versatility is a key
In running for backup spot
Quiet in Cactus League play
Pham slashed .190/.320/.286 with two doubles, four RBI and a stolen base before spring training was suspended.
In line for high-leverage role
Excels in Cactus League play
Seager slashed .385/.448/.577 with three extra-base hits and a 1.025 OPS over 29 plate appearances before spring training was suspended.