With just a week's worth of spring training games in the books. it is far too soon to formulate a realistic opinion of any one player. But it is never too soon for a player to make a good impression. Of course, it's never too soon for a player to make a bad impression either.
The Philadelphia Phillies have had their share of good and bad moments early in the spring, and we'll take a look at some of its early winners and losers in the following slides. With that in mind, however, a word of caution: Don't read too deeply into spring stats.
For most players on this roster, the spring is a time of preparation, not competition. Veteran players and most pitchers are trying to fine-tune themselves for the regular season and are not focused on putting up good numbers.
But there is more to it than that. It's about how certain players look and feel during the spring as well. For the Phillies, a lot will have to fall in their direction this upcoming season. How certain players look and feel during the first week of the spring could go a long way.
Here are the early winners and losers.