Little, if anything, can be gleaned statistically from the very first weekend of spring training games. It’s still only February, after all, and the real games don't commence until April. While it’s nice seeing Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper launch one 800 feet off a lefty in his first at-bat, that doesn’t -- and shouldn’t -- alter anyone’s projections.
Lineup construction, on the other hand, might. Managers typically start the spring with a batting order they’ve been dreaming about for months. That doesn’t mean it will stick or that the players in more favorable spots will hit the way we hope, but it’s nevertheless interesting.