Originally Posted by doublem23
I agree, especially early in Spring when guys are just trying to get work in and shake off the rust. I think stats toward the later part of the Spring are more valuable in that regard, but you're still looking at a sample size of only 1-2 weeks at best. I think we can pull a couple of 10-game spans out of Gordon Beckham's career in which he might seem like a Hall of Famer, but on whole his career has been incredibly disappointing.
It seems to me that usually the most you can garner from spring training stats from a veteran is if something is wrong with him. If a guy is getting lit up consistently in his last few starts in spring training that might be a sign of bad things to come. But as you stated earlier, spring training is really more about the eye test than anything else.