Blach has been fantastic in his first few appearances. In his first four innings he has struck out three, walked none, and only given up four hits. As both him and Tyler Beede are in the conversation/competition for the fifth starter spot, Blach is definitely ramping it up. Blach has his fantastic start against the Dodgers on the penultimate game of the 2016 season to help bulk his resume. The continued low level of walks though is something that will boost his cause more than strikeouts.
Okert had a couple of really good outings towards the end of 2016, and was a glaring omission off the NLDS roster, in my honest opinion. So far this spring, he’s been giving three innings, struck out three, and only walked one, giving up one hit and one run (unearned). It is definitely impressive, the way Okert has gone about his first few performances. If he keeps it up, he should earn a 25-Man Roster spot.
Beckham is intriguing because he can play 2B-SS-3B, and apparently the outfield. He’s a guy that players in the clubhouse like, and is a veteran presence. So far he’s three walks, a few hits, and a run brought in. As long as his defense is up to par, he has a really good chance to get on the roster.