Lorenzo Cain is leading all major leaguers in batting average with a .517 mark and also is leading all players in on base percentage with a .576 percentage. In addition he is leading in slugging percentage at .931 and in OPS at 1.507. It is a credit to Cain that he is leading in all four percentage categories this spring, making him the surprise player of the spring. Cain is near the top in two other categories this spring, being third in total bases with 27 and second in extra base hits with eight.
Around the Bases
Adam Wainwright has pitched the equivalent of a nine inning game this spring and the numbers are looking good. The hurler has pitched 9 innings, while allowing no earned runs and two hits. He has struck out four and walked four, while holding opponents to a .074 batting average and a WHIP of 0.67….Wade LeBlanc of the Marlins posted his fourth excellent start of the season. He finally gave up his first earned run, which is the only run he has allowed in 14.2 innings, while striking out 15. His strikeouts to walks ratio of 15-2 is exhibiting great command of his pitches.
Joakim Soria the Royals closer is probably going to miss the entire 2012 season. He will probably be having Tommy John surgery, but is awaiting a second opinion….Yoenis Cespedes will be starting the 2012 season as the center fielder, for the Oakland Athletics despite having a 3 for 20 spring so far and hitting .150. Their first game will be in Japan against the Seattle Mariners and will start at 6:10 AM ET…. Robin Ventura the manager of the White Sox gave the bad news to 10 pitchers yesterday, that they hadn’t made the major league club. The active roster is down to 13 pitchers, so there should be one or two more cuts before opening day.