Kyle Tucker hit his third home run of the Spring while Jake Marisnick, J.D. Davis and Tyler White each hit a double, and Derek Fisher bagged a triple.
*Dallas Keuchel is constantly studying and learning from other pitchers.
*Jon Heyman reports that Forrest Whitley tested positive for a stimulant:
The fact that MLB didn't announce what drug was found in Whitley's sample suggests there were complications or an extenuating circumstance, and perhaps even a negotiation regarding how things would be resolved, possibly including what would be revealed in the announcement. In this case, none was revealed.
Been sitting on this... Exit velo and launch angle and it’s correlation to % chance of becoming a homer. 2014 vs. 2017 pic.twitter.com/UrfVVFVuJB— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 2, 2018
*FiveThirtyEight x-rayed some baseballs. What they found will SHOCK you.
*Jon Heyman must be getting a commission on Jonathan Lucroy's next contract because he's out here linking Lucroy to the Astros again.
*The Athletic (Philly) has a sabermetric primer for you. (Unlocked from paywall).
*Want to see some baseball at Minute Maid Park? Go to the College Classic, today through Sunday.
*From the Hardball Times: Meet me in Waxahachie - forgotten Spring Training cities from back in the day.