Spring training 2012 is finally underway and this is the time of the baseball calendar that every franchise will tell you no matter in Arizona or Florida that they have the best team and they are full of optimism for the new season.
This is the time of the year that every General Manager and skippers among news and cliches will address the media of their perspective of who will be their man for the season.
Ask new Marlins’ Manager Ozzie Guillen and he will tell you he believes the club's 2012 most important player is already on hand."To me, Hanley Ramirez is the biggest piece in this puzzle,' Guillen said.
Reality is that every team have a so called “key player ”. The one teams calls a franchise player and everyone is looking to step up.
Probably there will be some arguments, nonetheless this is my Latino key position player for each team in 2012.
Los Angeles Angels: Albert Pujols,1B
Baltimore Orioles: Wilson Betemit, DH
Boston Red Sox: Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Chicago White Sox: Alexis Rios, OF;
Cleveland Indians: Carlos Santana, C;
Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, 1B / 3B
Kansas Cit Royals: Alcides Escobar, SS
Minnesota Twins: Alexi Casilla, 2B
New York Yankees: Robinson Cano, 2B
Oakland A’s: Yoenis Cespedes, OF
Seattle Mariners: Jesús Montero DH/C
Tampa Bay Rays: Carlos Peña 1B/DH
Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre, 3B
Toronto Blue Jays: José Bautista, OF
Arizona D-Backs: Miguel Montero, C
Atlanta Braves: Martin Prado, OF
Chicago Cubs: Alfonso Soriano, OF
Cincinnati Reds: Dioner Navarro, C
Colorado Rockies: Carlos González, OF
Miami Marlins: Hanley Ramirez, 3B
Houston Astros: Carlos Lee, 1B
Los Angeles Dodgers: Juan Rivera, OF
Milwaukee Brewers: Aramis Ramírez,3B
New York Mets: Andrés Torres, OF
Philadelphia Phillies: Placido Polanco, 3B
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pedro Alvarez, 3B
San Diego Padres: Yonder Alonso,1B
San Francisco Giants: Pablo Sandoval 3B
St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina, C
Washington Nationals: Danny Espinosa, 2B