Latest Update Floyd MVP of camp so far Wed Aug, 20, 12:41 PM
At the dish, he's a great low-ball batter. Hits with good power, has good overall speed and the athleticism to play all three outfield positions.
Flaws: : A bit streaky, he gets into trouble when he starts chasing bad pitches. Could be more patient and disciplined at the plate (which would help him make more contact and get more out of his above-average talent).
That's good news for Floyd and all, but the landscape of the team's passing game is a little different these days and while he still may play a significant role, it could be as more of a possession receiver. Keenan Allen is the top dog in this receiving corps now and while Ladarius Greene is on the rise, Antonio Gates is still there. Floyd will be more of a cog in the machine than a featured player.Analyst: Howard Bender
Venable has already sat twice this week, and will sit again for Abraham Almonte. After showing some signs of life at the plate, Venable has slowed down quite a bit, and has gone 4 for his last 22.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Veneable continues to swing a hot bat as he extended his current hitting streak to four games with three multi-hit games over that span. He is hitting .339 (20-for-59) with three of his four home runs on the season over his last 19 games.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Venable and Gyorko provided the only offense for the Pads in this one -- both took Cards starter Shelby Miller deep for solo homers. Venable has been a disappointment so far this season, and it appears the 20/20 season he cashed in 2013 was nothing more than a fleeting mirage. Today's home run doesn't move the ticker. Analyst: Spencer Silva