A weekly overview of some outstanding players during spring training (until Wednesday):
The slugger, traded from the dishhit 0.433 with four doubles and two homers in 30 at-bats. He hit .23 with nine home runs last year.
RONALD ACUNA, ATLANTA BRAVESFrom
The NHL rookie of the year is expected to become one of the best players in the game. He battles at .429 with three homers, two doubles and two steals in 28 goals.
STEPHEN STRASBURG, NATIONALS OF WASHINGTON, RHP
The 30-year-old athlete has an average of 1.69 at ERA and 13 strikeouts over 10 2/3 innings. The main concern of the three stars is to stay healthy. It is 51-22 over the past four seasons, passing each year on the disabled list.
MARCUS STROMAN, TORONTO BLUE JAYS, RHP
The right-hander was chosen for the first game in Toronto after eliminating 13 innings out of 12 1/3 with an average of 2.19. The 28-year-old tries to rebound after a tough season in 2018 in which he was injured. He was 4-9 with a 5.54 ERA in 19 starts. He has passed 200 races in 2016 and 2017.
HUNTER PENCE, RANGERS OF TEXASFrom
The 35-year-old has struggled for San Francisco Giants last year and signed a minor league agreement with Texas in February. He hits .400 with four doubles, three homers and four bases stolen in 11 games.
The vs. bird. Luke Voit The battle of positions at first base was one of the great stories of New York Yankees in the spring training. Bird, 26, is trying to win the job after three difficult years. He hits .357 with three doubles and a 28-at-bat circuit.
The 23-year-old has 20 strikeouts in 12 2/3. The Padres do not have much initial pitching and Paddack, an eighth-round pick Miami Marlins in the 2015 amateur project, could be an option. He did not launch over Double-A.