We are getting towards the half way point of spring training and there are still some positions up for grabs, not exactly that I'd like to see at this point in spring. I'd like it if the team knew what the plan was by now.
I get the feeling that the Jays are starting to lean towards using Devon Travis. It took Travis a few games to get the bat going, but the last few games, he's been doing better. Right now he is hitting .259/.286/.296. Just 1 walk, but then guys want to be swinging the bat early to get their time down. I'd like them to be a little more selective later in camp. I'm not that worried about him skipping Triple-A, as someone that has lived in Triple-A cities, many many prospects skip the level. It used to bug me, but I
Maicer Izturis is 1 for 11, hitting .091/.231/.182. He hasn't had as much playing time as Travis (who has 27 at bats). I guess the team pretty much knows what they have in Izturis, but I would have thought they would like to see him play to see that he is totally recovered from his injury. He has played short and third, as well as second, as he could be the utility infielder if Travis wins the job at second.
Ryan Goins has been hitting, he has a .348/.375/.435 line in 23 at bats. He has more of a shot at a utility spot with Ramon Satiago's injury. But, if he does keep hitting all spring (I do think he's had more than a little luck on balls in play), at what point does he become an option at second base?
Let's have the poll.