As with any offseason, a number of big-name players changed teams this winter, and the first couple weeks of spring training has been the first opportunity those guys have had to make an impression with their new clubs.
Spring training performance is not always a great indicator of future success, as guys are still generally working on different things and shaking off the offseason rust at this time rather than going all out for production. Still, it is worth taking a look at how these newcomers have fared in the early going.
What follows are mid-spring grades for the top 15 offseason acquisitions, based on their performance over the first two-plus weeks of spring games.
Players who re-signed with their club this winter were not considered, and I have also excluded Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister, who is dealing with elbow issues and has thrown just two innings this spring.