It's a tense and strenuous day for some prospects around the league this Wednesday as players on the bubble of making the opening day roster wait to hear their fate. Two of those players are San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez and utility man Brett Pill who, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea, have both made the opening day squad for the Black and Orange.
Coaches congratulating C Hector Sanchez, and you don't get congratulated for being sent to Fresno.— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) April 4, 2012
Now Brett Pill is being congratulated.— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) April 4, 2012
Sanchez has certainly proved his worth at the plate, batting .372 as a switch hitter this spring along with four homers and 10 RBI, a far, far cry from the lackluster production of both Eli Whiteside and Chris Stewart. It still remains unclear which of those two will not make the squad, as the Giants certainly won't keep four catchers around.
As for Pill, the team has enough belief in his ability as a bench/utility man that he will make the opening day club as well. The 27-year-old isn't exactly a young prospect anymore, but his .254 average in 63 spring at bats along with his versatile glove were enough to merit a spot on the 25-man roster.
Unanswered questions include what's up with Brandon Belt, as well as who will get the last spot in the Giants bullpen.
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