6 Guardians hitters that are not helping themselves in Spring Training

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5. Jhonkensy Noel

Once a promising up-and-comer in the Cleveland Guardians system, Jhonkensy Noel has stalled out and has since been blocked from getting a chance to break into the majors. This was why it was so important for Noel to have a strong spring, and so far, he hasn't.

Noel has a team-high 11 strikeouts in 23 at-bats while failing to record a walk so far this spring. The other players appearing on this list have at least recorded a couple of walks. The only thing that is preventing Noel's spring from being a complete disaster is the fact he has more hits than anyone else on this list, and more importantly, they are going for extra bases.

The 22-year-old has recorded five hits in 10 games, three of which have been doubles. Noel successfully registering hits while a few others have struggled mightily to do so is something that can be considered a good sign. Even though Noel's average is barely .200 and there is a near 50% strikeout rate, he is doing something that others making appearances here have not been able to.

Unfortunately for Noel, he is stuck in a similar situation as pretty much every outfielder who is not currently on the major league roster currently. Even if Noel were to cut his strikeout rate to an acceptable level and start launching long balls Home Run Derby style, he is still going to be stuck in the minors to start the season.