Originally Posted by Chip R
I don't think you can ust look at ST stats and make a judgement one way or another. But for a guy like Jones, you look to see what he's done during the regular season as of late and you look at the ST stats and you have to think that the guy cannot hit anymore. It's highly unlikely that he's going to perform poorly in the spring and all of a sudden revert to All Star form when the regular season starts.
Yet I bet there are examples of this happening all the time.
Cliff Lee couldn't get anyone out in 2007.
In spring training in 2008, he couldn't get anyone out, yet followed up those dismal showings by being the majors best pitcher last year.
It's spring training again, and he can't get anyone out.
Spring traing means little at the best and the worst of times.