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- C- Geovany Soto- 7.5
- 1B- Carlos Pena- 7.5
- 2B- Blake DeWitt- 7
- SS- Starlin Castro- 7.25
- 3B- Aramis Ramirez- 8
Geovany Soto (28) 322 AB .280 BA 47 R 17 HR 53 RBI 0 SB
- After a disastrous 2009 at the plate, Soto bounced back last season. He likes to pull fastballs that are up and over the plate. He’s coming off shoulder surgery so we’ll see if that effects him this year.
Carlos Pena (32) 484 AB .196 BA 64 R 28 HR 84 RBI 5 SB
- Pena is dangerous when he has it going. But Pena saw a pretty substantial dip in his RBI’s and batting average last season. In 2008, as a member of the AL Champion Rays, Pena hit .247 and drove in 102. Grant it, he’s not going to win a batting title, but being below the Mendoza Line isn’t good.
- Pena does have a great glove.
Blake DeWitt (25) 368 AB .261 BA 47 R 5 HR 52 RBI 3 SB
- DeWitt doesn’t do anything bad, but doesn’t do anything well either. In the field, he fields everything in front of him, but his range is limited.
Starlin Castro (21) 463 AB .300 BA 53 R 3 HR 41 RBI 10 SB
- Castro’s a keeper for many years at shortstop. He’s a line-drive hitter who uses the whole field.
- Defensively, Castro has a flashy glove with a good arm. He does airmail on occasion because he doesn’t always set his feet correctly. Then again, he’s just 21.
Aramis Ramirez (33) 465 AB .241 BA 61 R 25 HR 83 RBI 0 SB
Health is the key for Ramirez as he struggled last season with a thumb injury. When 100 percent, he has power to all parts of the field. Ramirez is still a good and instinctive defender.