I can't believe I'm starting this thread, but I think it must be done. With Jhonny Peralta having played SS for the bulk of his career (well all of his career up until his recent move to 3B), any chance the Indians move him back to SS and Asdrubal Cabrera to 2B to give Andy Marte an extended audition the remainder of the year? As big of a bust as Marte has been to this point in his career, it is easy to overlook the fact that he's still 26 years old, which isn't really that old (for comparisons sake, Nolan Reimold is actually about 20 days older then Marte). If I remember correctly, he was touted as having a fantastic glove, and his hitting numbers appear to have caught up in AAA this year. He's hitting a blistering .326 on the season in 230 AB's and an eye popping .526 in his last 10 games (38 AB's). That batting average isn't full of slap singles either, it comes with 11 HR's as well as 16 doubles and 1 triple for good measure.
The walk rate certainly leaves a lot to be desired with only 14 in 244 PA. However, his K-rate is quite respectable at 37 in 244 PA. Sure, it's easy to cast Andy Marte as a classic AAAA player, but is it completely impossible to foresee him being a useful fantasy player in the making given his former high regard? I'm curious to watch the situation unfold. If I were an Indians fan I'd love to see he and LaPorta get the call and get some regular AB's the rest of the way.