Battling for a spot on the San Francisco Giants bench as a back-up infielder, the veteran Rollins has gotten off to a good start in his two outings. He went 0-1 with a strikeout in his first game, but also walked and scored a run. He got the start at shortstop on Sunday and went 1-2 with a walk and 2 runs scored.
Overall he’s just 1-3 at the plate, but he’s gotten on base four times and scored 3 runs. That’s exactly what you want to see Jimmy Rollins do.
So far he’s only played shortstop, but I think we’ll need to see him play multiple positions if he’s going to make this team. I can’t see the San Francisco Giants carrying someone on their bench that can only play shortstop when Brandon Crawford will play there 150 games.
Marrero started spring training off with a bang by hitting a walk-off 3-run homer. In that game he went 2-3 at the plate and finished with 1 run scored and 4 RBIs. He’s cooled off a bit since then going 0-3 with a strikeout, but still, 2-6 with a home run and 4 RBIs is a good way to start your spring.
He’s played in all three spring training games so far. Marrero mainly plays first base, which is where he’s been this spring. It would be pretty hard for him to crack the roster as a back-up for just first base, but he could prove to be a huge bat off the bench.
The former first round pick by the Washington National has a tall hill to climb to make this roster, but he’s certainly off to a good start.