Corey Hart Looks to Put Second Half of 2008 Behind Him

Jeff BreenContributor IMarch 2, 2009

If you started watching the Brewers around mid-August of last season, there would be no way you would have thought that Corey Hart was an All-Star just a month earlier.

The Brewers' right fielder struggled mightily in the second half, especially during the Brewers push to the playoffs. Hart batted .184 during the last 10 games.

But now it's 2009, and the Hart is back.

Through four Cactus League games, Hart has seven hits, two home runs, and a .700 batting average.

While it's only spring, Brewers fans and coaches alike have to be happy with Hart's success so far. 

After all, Hart will be counted on to help anchor a strong Brewers line up, and play tough defense as well. He has the skills to be a solid two-way player, not to mention his base smarts.

J.J. Hardy also looks good so far. With three doubles and five hits so far, Hardy looks to be finding his groove once again. 

MLB experts are looking at Hardy as one of the better shortstops in the game. 

Craig Counsell also has showed promise with his six hits so far this spring.

Overall, the team is doing well according to spring standards.

The team's schedule for the rest of the week is as followed:

2/3 vs Colorado at 2:05

2/5 Exhibition vs Australia at 2:05

2/6 @Cleveland at 2:05

2/7 vs Cubs at 2:05