Mar 6, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez (30) is unable to field a hit during a spring training baseball game against St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Dominguez: He’s batting .222 through the first week of the spring. Although it’s only in nine at-bats, he needs to turn it around with the pressure “The Beast” is putting on him.
Dan Straily: Two runs with four hits in two innings of work isn’t a big reason to panic, but it is when you have Wojo pitching very well in the fight for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Alex White: There was a little bit of talk behind White when he originally came over a couple years ago, and he’s been injury plagued in his time in AAA. Now with a couple of pitching spots open, he failed to impress in his first matchup giving up four runs in one-third of an inning. He’ll need to turn it around, and fast, to be considered for the long relief role, or even the fifth spot in the rotation.
Before my final thoughts, let’s look at some other players who didn’t have a great first week, but didn’t necessarily see their stock drop due to having a 99% chance in being on the team.
Next: Final Thoughts