Two young hitters can begin to show the improvements they made during 2011 in terms of plate discipline are real by posting good walk-to-strikeout ratios this spring.
We began looking ahead in earnest to spring training, while Brian Anderson is still trying to pitch and Tim Laker had some interesting things to say about the progress of Dayan Viciedo.
Dan Johnson, Ozzie Martinez and Eduardo Escobar seem to be the early favorites to land the final spot on the White Sox 25-man roster. Could Tyler Kuhn enter the discussion, too?
Charlie Haeger was one of a few young knuckleballers last decade who looked like they could take the reigns on that pitch from Tim Wakefield. But Haeger flamed out, and now with Wakefield retired, the future of that pitch is uncertain.
More than anyone else, Adam Dunn needs to have a good spring at the plate. A baseline of success in a White Sox uniform -- which he hasn't really had -- could help springboard Dunn to a rebound season.