6 Guardians hitters that are not helping themselves in Spring Training

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1. Estevan Florial

It was a chance for a fresh start, with Estevan Florial agreeing to a deal with the Cleveland Guardians. Florial had very few opportunities at the major league level during his time in the New York Yankees organization due to an established outfield mix, and the opportunities he did get were nothing to write home about. It made perfect sense for the Guardians to take a chance on someone who hit 28 home runs and 23 doubles in 101 games for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders last season. The problem is that his time in Arizona has not yielded the desired results.

Florial has registered just three hits in 23 at-bats, all singles. Meanwhile, Florial's 10 strikeouts are the second-most on the team and four more than the next player on the list. It is the combination of zero extra-base hits in an extra-base hit-friendly environment combined with his high strikeout frequency, which is concerning. Florial is someone who has always been and will continue to be someone who strikes out a ton, and his 288 strikeouts in his last 202 minor leagues across two seasons are a perfect example of exactly that. Strikeouts can be tolerated as long as a certain amount of power comes with it, but when it doesn't, that is when it is best to to look elsewhere, and that time may be coming very soon.