It's getting close to April 19th, so I have to ask: When do you think the following are called up? I have these prospects at the top of my list.
Pedro Alvarez - How long can Pittsburgh yawn on LaRoche? Or has Pittsburgh already conceded the season before the end of the 1st month? They sit in the middle of the division, so I hope not. However, if that's the case, then I'm assuming early June for Alvarez. If not, any chance he's called up in the coming weeks? I could see him fitting in nicely in the 6-hole in the line up...although I think he'll be very streaky as a rook.
Carlos Santana - Marson, cold as ice and going to have to sacrifice his starting spot? Again, is Cleveland ready to concede in April? Or will mgmt bring in a solid bat to help the cause? Carlos is hitting well last I checked. I hear he needs to improve calling games. So June?
Michael Taylor - Crisp is just going to get re-injured and Travis Buck isn't worth a ham sandwich. Oakland is actually looking decent thus far. Taylor is hitting pretty well in the minors. Sooner than June, say mid May? Really looking forward to seeing what this guy can do in the show.
12-teamer, H2H, points, 4 keepers.
Hitters: +1 single, +2 dbl, +3 trpl, +4 HR, +1 RBI, +1 run, +1 BB/HBP, -1 K, +2 SB, -1 CS
Pitchers: +1.5 IP, +1 K, -1 BB/HBP, +5 W, -3 L, +4 S, -2 BS, +3 CG, +10 shutout
Start one player at each position + utility, 4 SPs, 2 RPs. 8 reserves.
C: Y. Molina, K. Schwarber
3B: Seager, Carpenter
OF: Bautista, Braun, Rios
U: Teixeira (also have Schwarber, Carpenter, Conforto & Alex Guerrero as options)
SP: four of J. Shields, Pineda, Carrasco, Salazar, Samardzija, Heston, U. Jimenez, Cashner
RP: D. Robertson, F. Rodriguez