Aubrey Huff: He started off the spring hot, but his average has dropped down to .262, which wouldn't be enough to keep his starting spot at first base during the regular season.
Huff needs to focus on staying in shape and staying focused. He will have a shorter leash in 2012, as Brandon Belt will be nipping at his heels for the starting job at first base.
Emmanuel Burris: He is one of the surprises from spring training this year, and he could be rewarded with the starting job at second base if Freddy Sanchez is unable to play.
However, he's a career .250 hitter, so Burris needs to quickly prove that he's capable of hitting at the major league level. If he can't, he'll likely be released at some point this season.
Brandon Crawford: Crawford is flawless with the glove at shortstop, but that's the only reason he's in the starting lineup. However, Crawford gave us the sense that he can become solid hitter last season by being patient and working the count on a consistent basis.
Now, Crawford needs to follow that up by consistently stringing together solid swings during every at-bat.
Pablo Sandoval: Needs to continue tearing the cover off the ball and make sure his numbers from spring training translate into the regular season.
Ryan Theriot: Needs a fresh start after his disappointing spring training was topped off with a pickoff throw striking his nose.
Mike Fontenot: Needs to block out the rumors of being on the trading block and be ready to compete with Burris and Theriot for the starting second base job.
Brandon Belt: Similar to Crawford, Belt needs to work on being more aggressive at the plate. He showed great plate discipline during his rookie year in 2011, but he also let a lot of hittable pitches go by.