"Just where the ball is coming from. You don't normally see that angle coming in. It's a different arm slot. I've heard some of the guys say you can sort of run out of batter's eye. He's that far out," he said.
• Third baseman Maikel Franco, rated the Phillies No. 2 prospect by MLB.com's Prospect Watch, after batting a combined .320 with 31 homers and 103 RBIs between Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double A Reading last season, has been getting some early work at first base in camp. "We'll see how that pans out, but I want to see him at both positions," said Sandberg.
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