No one started one yet so here it is on the first game of Spring.
Watching the game here in NY, here are some random notes.
Schafer has appeared to changed his batting stance a little by lowering his hands.
Schafer also just looks better swinging the bat.
Nate has opened up his stance.
Heyward has less bat waggle in his stance though that could purely be he isn't going full out this early in spring.
McCann looks a lot slimmer.
No one is throwing hard, the fastest pitch I saw from a Braves pitcher was 89 from Kimbrel and Jair was throwing in the mid 80s.
Freeeman looked good with 3 2Bs, one was a blooper down the LF line but the other two were very well hit with the 3rd one close to being a homer.
Conrad still doesn't look great in the field.
Kimbrel didn't have a good outting but nothing to really be concrened with.
Marek has a nice big overhand breaking ball and I think once he works up to full strength (throwing around 83 with the fastball) he will be very interesting to watch.
Nothing of real interest from the position backups.
Tied going to the 9th will add more thoughts if the game doesn't end.
I like Ed Lucas as a potential IF backup, not a lot of power in the minors but a good eye and makes solid contact.