JERRY ADAIR. Exceptional glovework. Probably won't put up the offensive numbers he did last year.
BOB BAILEY: Above-average defensively, a tough out at the plate. Will get on base, produce runs. Ready for the show.
GEORGE BANKS: Can play outfield and third. With the bat is picking right up where he left off this year. One of the top bench/replacement players in the league.
CLETE BOYER: As dependable as ever at third base, and will probably put up better offensive numbers than last year.
DON BUFORD: Superior infielder in every respect. A place should be found for him; does not belong in the minors.
RICO CARTY: Average defensively, but outstanding at the plate. May challenge Williams for the team's top BA and SLG.
DONN CLENDENON: Above-average first baseman who may have a breakout year in hits and stolen bases.
DICK GREEN: Could benefit from another year in AAA, but would be a solid player at the next level if called upon. Walk-to-strikeout ratio could be better.
JULIO GOTAY: Did not have a good spring. Strictly backup material in the middle infield.
JERRY GROTE: Next year will be ready to step in as backstop at the next level. Good contact hitter, strong arm.
WILLIE HORTON: Should be in the show next year, if not this. A slugging outfielder, above average defensively.
SONNY JACKSON: Solid defensively, canny baserunner, but needs another year in AAA.
CLEON JONES: Has the makings of an excellent outfielder. A power hitter, covers a lot of ground, but rough around the edges.
ED KRANEPOOL: Absolutely ready for the show. Above-average contact hitter with solid defensive skills. Would be starting at first base with many other clubs.
J.C. MARTIN: Did not have a productive spring, but is expected to be adequate as backup to Roseboro.
LEE MAYE: Looked ready for Opening Day from the very beginning of spring training. Expect even better numbers at the plate this year.
DENIS MENKE: Outstanding defensively and a productive hitter. Should perform consistently well as the starting shortstop.
JOE MORGAN: Has great potential in the middle infielder. Needs work on mechanics at the plate. Expected to become a first-rate base stealer.
TONY OLIVA: Could probably play well at the next level, and is expected to develop into a power hitter.
ALBIE PEARSON: Few players can surpass Pearson in OBP. The perfect lead-off man.
VIC POWER: His bat has come alive in spring training, and remains a valuable utility player, superb defensively. His experience is an asset to the team.
COOKIE ROJAS: Had a disappointing spring, and needs at least one year in AAA to hone skills.
JOHNNY ROSEBORO: Is seeing the ball extremely well and should have a better year offensively than he did in 1963, and is still one of the best backstops in the league defensively. The pitchers rely on him.
DON WERT: Above-average defensively and at the plate. Another year in AAA and he will be ready to start at third base.
BILLY WILLIAMS: There is no reason to think that Billy won't win another Gold Glove and batting title this year. One of the top five outfielders in the game today.