Full squad workouts are now underway. Before you know it we’ll have the first pitch of the Florida Southern game. But for now, here’s a summary of the day’s stories out of Lakeland:
Catcher James Skelton has been on my radar for a little while now as really the only catcher prospect in the system. The only thing is his prospect status is diminished because of his diminutive stature according to many. Take 75 North is also a fan and was happy to see a Jason Beck profile of Skelton.
First base prospect Jeff Larish reported to spring training with Ordonez-esque flowing locks. Leyland quipped
“The hair looks better when they hit it over the fence.”
Speaking of Magglio he spoke to reporters and talked about his batting title season, wanting to be part of a championship team, and that he’s basically ignoring Jose Canseco.