For many players, spring training is not about the numbers. Stats from the month of March can pretty much be thrown away for seasoned veterans who are entrenched in their team's starting lineup.
But there are some players who use spring training as a time to open eyes and showcase their skills, as they vie for a trip with their club once camp breaks and the season begins. Last year, for the Mets, pitcher Josh Edgin was one of those players.
Edgin made 10 appearances in the spring, didn't allow an earned run and gave up just four hits total. And though he started the season in the minor leagues, Edgin did make his MLB debut in July. It was a short-lived cup of coffee, lasting just one inning.
Still, his performance in the spring broke through, and it's expected that he will be one of two lefty relievers to head north at the end of the month.
The 2013 spring training season is about a week old, but already, there have been some standout performances coming out of Port St. Lucie. Let's take a look.