I was in Kissimmee on Thursday, so I thought I'd share some observations.
The complex is easy to find. The big league team was playing the Mets
in St. Lucie and the AA/AAA squad was also on the road, so it was VERY quiet. The high A and low A teams were playing the Tigers
in fields that were adjacent to each other, so I rotated watching those games. I also got to watch Carlos Lee, Brian Bogusevic
, and Chris Johnson
take batting practice. There were only about 5 people watching, so that was really cool. It's incredible how far they can hit the ball and how easy they make it look and how they can knock it in any direction they choose. All 3 guys looked really good and it's amazing the size difference between those players and the A ball kids. Anyway, Tanner Bushue was on the mound for the Lexington squad and Henry Sosa
started for Lancaster. Here are my observations from those 2 games:
• Euris Quezada is HUGE.
• Chan Moon played SS for Lancaster and made a few really nice defensive plays. Not sure his bat will ever get there, but I liked his defense and hustle.
• George Springer
got a hit in both ABs I saw. Looked legit.
• Domingo Santana is a big guy and predictably K'ed in the only AB I saw him take.
• Enrique Hernandez
was at 2B and I hope that's where he plays this year.
• Rene Garcia
hit a HR.
• Eric Castro may have an attitude problem. It's a big pet peeve of mine when guys throw their equipment and make a scene when they fail.
• Dan Adamson isn't as tall as I thought he'd be.
• Nick Castellanos
(for DET) has a really strange body type. Very lanky kid for a 3B.
• Bushue didn't really impress me all that much. He got knocked around quite a bit in the only full inning I watched him throw.
• Jordan Scott was the only Lexington hitter who impressed me. DeShields didn't play. Aside from those 2, the Legends may be fielding a pretty weak offensive unit.
Overall it was a really cool experience even if it did make me realize what huge geek I am. I didn't get any autographs, but that's only because I didn't want any. I'd highly suggest a trip to any serious fan.