Monday, February 28, 2011
Mark DeRosa shows signs he is fully healthy
The early story of the spring, at least for me, is that Mark DeRosa is hitting and hitting with authority.
Last season, DeRosa was a bust. His surgically repaired wrist never recovered and it sapped his power so that he was just a shell of his former self. I was concerned that the problem may not have been resolved and that DeRosa would never amount to anything.
After eight spring at bats (please take with a heavy grain of salt), DeRosa looks like a different hitter. Last season, DeRosa couldn't pull the ball at all. That trend seems to be reversing, with DeRosa hitting the ball with authority to his pull side.
If things continue this way, the Giants could be in good shape with DeRosa playing the super utility role that keeps everyone fresh. You know, that role that he was supposed to play when they signed him last year.
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