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Prospect Preview: March 7



Spring training games might not mean anything as far as the regular season is concerned, but it is a great time for watching prospects. That's especially true in the early going. Lineups in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues are littered with players who rank among our Top 30 prospect lists for each team. To help keep you updated, we'll run down each game's lineup every morning and highlight the prospects in each team's starting nine in the Prospect Preview.
We'll update the Cactus League and night Grapefruit League games as the lineups are announced. Today's game of the day is the first one on the list, the Astros vs. the Yankees. The game features the top shortstop prospect from both clubs—Alex Bregman and Jorge Mateo—plus a wealth of other talent on the Houston side. Tyler White, batting cleanup, has a chance to win the club's starting first baseman's job, catcher Max Stassi should back up starter Jason Castro, and outfielder Andrew Aplin could see time in the majors at some point this year as a reserve. GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE Houston vs. New York Yankees — 1:05 p.m. Eastern On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Houston 1B — Tyler White (No. 16; batting fourth at 1B) SS — Alex Bregman (No. 3; batting sixth at SS) C — Max Stassi (No. 19; batting eighth at C) OF — Andrew Aplin (No. 23; batting ninth in RF) New York SS — Jorge Mateo (No. 1; batting eighth at SS)
Miami vs. Washington — 1:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Miami None. Washington C — Pedro Severino (No. 11; batting eighth at C)
Minnesota vs. Baltimore — 1:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Minnesota None. Baltimore None.
New York Mets (SS) vs. St. Louis — 1:05 p.m. On TV? MLB.tv PROSPECTS TO WATCH New York LHP — Steven Matz (No. 1; starting pitcher) St. Louis None.
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh — 1:05 p.m. On TV? MLB Network (tape delayed); MLB.tv PROSPECTS TO WATCH Philadelphia OF — Tyler Goeddel (Rule 5 pick; batting third in RF) C — Jorge Alfaro (No. 5; batting eighth at DH) Pittsburgh 1B — Josh Bell (No. 5; batting fifth at 1B)
Tampa vs. Boston — 1:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Tampa Bay None Boston None
Atlanta vs. Toronto — 1:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Atlanta RHP — Aaron Blair (No. 2; starting pitcher) Toronto None
Detroit vs. New York Mets (SS) — 1:05 p.m. On TV? MLB Network; MLB.tv PROSPECTS TO WATCH Detroit SS — Dixon Machado (No. 8; batting eighth at SS) New York None
CACTUS LEAGUE Cleveland vs. Los Angeles Dodgers — 3:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Cleveland OF — Tyler Naquin (No. 6; batting eighth in CF) SS — Erik Gonzalez (No. 12; batting ninth at SS) Los Angeles SS — Corey Seager (No. 1; batting sixth at SS) OF — Trayce Thompson (No. 13; batting seventh in RF)
Kansas City (SS) vs. Chicago Cubs (SS) — 3:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Kansas City OF — Jose Martinez (No. 24; batting sixth in RF) 3B — Hunter Dozier (No. 30; batting eighth at 3B) Chicago OF — Albert Almora (No. 6; batting seventh in LF) 1B — Dan Vogelbach (No. 25; batting eighth at DH)
Kansas City vs. Oakland — 3:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Kansas City OF — Brett Eibner (No. 17; batting sixth in LF) OF — Bubba Starling (No. 3; batting eighth in CF) Oakland None
Los Angeles Angels (SS) vs. Cincinnati— 3:05 p.m. On TV? No. PROSPECTS TO WATCH Los Angeles C — Jett Bandy (No. 27; batting fifth at C) 1B — Ji Man Choi (Rule 5 pick; batting seventh at 1B) Cincinnati SS — Jose Peraza (No. 4; leading off at SS) OF — Scott Schebler (No. 14; batting seventh at DH)
San Diego vs. Milwaukee — 3:05 p.m. On TV? MLB Network; MLB.tv PROSPECTS TO WATCH San Diego OF — Travis Jankowski (No. 6; leading off in LF) Milwaukee OF — Ramon Flores (No. 23; leading off in CF) 2B — Yadiel Rivera (No. 21; batting ninth at 2B)
San Francisco vs. Texas — 3:05 p.m. On TV? PROSPECTS TO WATCH San Francisco OF — Mac Williamson (No. 11; batting fifth in LF) Texas None
Chicago Cubs (SS) vs. Colorado — 3:05 p.m. On TV? PROSPECTS TO WATCH Chicago None Colorado SS — Cristhian Adames (No. 26; batting ninth at SS) RHP — Jon Gray (No. 1; starting pitcher)
Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels — 3:05 p.m. On TV? MLB.tv PROSPECTS TO WATCH Chicago OFJason Coats (No. 20; batting seventh in RF) Los Angeles OFRafael Ortega (No. 18; batting second in LF)
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