GM A.J. Preller put his stamp on the franchise, trading for Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, and signing James Shields in an unprecedented flurry of offseason moves. But do the Padres have enough to compete with the Dodgers and Giants in the West?
Billy Hamilton has rebounded from a rough first week, but his overall numbers still leave plenty to be desired. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league as the lightest-hitting regulars at each position.
Indians farmhand Francisco Lindor is one of many talented young shortstops progressing through the minor leagues this season. Bernie Pleskoff evaluates the current crop of talent at the position primed to make an impact in the coming seasons.