The wind must have been blowing out Sunday afternoon in Jupiter, Florida. How else do you explain a game where Adeiny Hechavarria and Luis Guillorme both hit homers? Even Dominic Smith, who most treat as their personal punching bag, left the yard. Spring Training stats are useless and all but Smith now has the highest AVG of any player in MLB with a .500 mark, going 8-16. With only 1 HR, he falls to fifth in the majors in OPS, with a 1.266 mark.
Brodie Van Wagenen has indicated that Pete Alonso has a chance this Spring to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster. That’s a good thing. It would be nice, too, if that same opportunity was afforded Smith.