Is there a relationship between spring training averages and what a batter hits for the regular season?
Take a look at 2010 starters for the Yankees.
Regulars average about 50 at-bats in the spring, about 500 over a full, injury-free season.
Spring Season Observation
Derek Jeter .231 .270 44 points below career average.
Brett Gardner .200 .277 Given his speed, should hit .300.
Robinson Cano .377 .319 Can hit 10 points higher.
A-Rod .333 .270 Oddly, didn't hit lefties.
Jorge Posada .371 .248 DH role might raise average.
Curtis Granderson .286 .247 Needs to raise average.
Nick Swisher .313 .288 Best average in his career.
Mark Teixeira .362 .256 30 points below career average.