Taylor Tankersley, Michael O'Connor, Tim Byrdak. Tankersley was the most impressive from my vantage point, as he had some deception/hitch in his delivery (which you will see in the videos later tonight). I was very disappointed and talked to Tankersley asking why he shaved his mustache, but he didn't have much of an answer...
Here are the trio of lefties fighting to fill Feliciano's big shoes.
|Tankersley shaved his infamous mustache!|
|All arm and no front side Byrdak. Ugly.|
|High effort Tankersley|
|Michael O'Connor. Not that impressive|
Fernando Martinez had a great round of BP when I was watching him, driving the ball to all fields. I'm getting tired of typing "if healthy", but this guy really is very talented.
Once again, the defensive drills at 2nd base were at below game speed and I can't make any definitive statements re: who is in the lead/if Emaus or Murphy are capable of manning 2nd base. Here are a couple pictures of the 3-headed race.
I got my first look at Pedro Beato, Manual Alvarez, and Josh Stinson. Beato I just saw from a far working on mechanics, but his arm action was free and easy, although he hooks his wrist out of the glove which I didn't love. M Alvarez (on 40 man roster and has great minor league stats) looked good to me, although I don't know if he has enough velocity to make a big impact in the majors (reports say he sits at 91-92). J Stinson is a potential reliever with a fastball and slider.
|Beato in the front. Nice pitcher's body|
|Great external rotation by Alvarez|