Ender wrote:Spring training most certainly matters, but its too early to worry about it and you can't get carried away. Last year I nudged up Andruw and Burrell because of how they looked in spring training and it payed off in both cases. I didn't draft them 3 rounds earlier than normal or anything like that, just gave them a slight nudge.
Sure, it matters. It's just that if it mattered any less, it wouldn't matter at all.
Don't let Spring Training fool you into buying into 'trends' that you are seeing. Most of this is experimentation; but as soon as the games start counting, managers and teams become as predictible as they always are.