Many baseball players from Acorn country are competing in Major League Baseball’s Cactus and Grapefruit leagues this spring.
Some pros are fighting for Opening Day roster spots. Others are battling for starting roles.
Christian Yelich made his major league debut last summer with the Miami Marlins. The Westlake High product was a first-round pick in 2010. Yelich, a left fielder, batted .222 with eight hits and one RBI this spring training.
Catcher Mike Nickeas, also a Westlake graduate, ha...