kaiser wrote:Here's what Bobby Cox said last week about him:
“He’s virtually skipping Triple-A if he makes the team,” manager Bobby Cox said of Heyward, who played in three late-season games at Triple-A Gwinnett and has only 50 games and 173 at-bats above Class A.
“That doesn’t happen often. But in his case we just feel that he should, if he’s going to come to spring training, be given a crack at it,” Cox said.
Atlanta Journal Constitution, 2/5/10
If he is not with the big club by June, I will be very surprised.
There's a lot of ifs there. He's far more likely for June then April to save some scratch.