The range Reyes displayed at shortstop last season is serving him well, as he easily ranges behind the bag to take away balls up the middle. There will clearly be an ongoing learning process that will extend over the next couple of seasons, but Reyes is already looking very comfortable with most of the basic work from the other side of the bag.
The battle for fifth starter is already raging as the main contestants, including Aaron Heilman, Jeremy Griffiths, Grant Roberts, and Tyler Yates are all focused and trying to outwork each other. Heilman looks like he's on a mission. Despite the suspect first ML appearance last year, Heilman always had being a "tenacious bulldog" pretty high on his resume. He appears to have the proverbial "Eye of the Tiger".
There are some rumblings about bringing the top hitters in the system into camp early to participate in some pre-camp hitting instruction, bringing a bunch of the best hitting prospects in the system working out with coaches earlier than originally planned.
PHOTOS: Strickland, Yates(2) Reyes(2), Wheeler, Huber, Reyes(6), Heilman, Wheeler, Reyes(6), Strickland(2), Reyes(7)