Spring training stats are notoriously illusory. Here are three players, though, who had hot springs this year—and should keep it up
Liriano's 2011 spring augured things to come: He had a 4.82 ERA and then a brutal regular season. This spring he had a 2.45 ERA over 22 innings.
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The lefthanded ex-reliever, 23, improved as he learned to manage games like a starter. A sparkling 22--2 strikeout-to-walk ratio suggests he'll be an ace.
Hosmer, 22, hit .408 with 29 RBIs through Sunday, and that's no fluke. "He's got superstar written all over him," says a scout. "A very advanced hitter."