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HighHeater wrote:I'm going all in on Straily as well, doing what he has done in AA and AAA none the less in the freaking hitter paradise of all known as "The Pacific Coast League" ... i'll gladly take that kid over Olt in Redraft and Keepers. It's not that I do not like Olt.... quite the opposite i just view Olt as a ceiling of .270 30hr type with a lot of k's.... Straily has more to me. If history has told us anything its prospect pundits are always way to slow or timid to buy into a guy like Straily but I have watched enough of him, read the positive reviews and scouting reports to have faith in him going forward and in Oakland no doubt.
KingOfSports wrote:Straily has looked good through 3 innings vs. the Jays. Only 1 strikeout, but only 2 hits and one walk.
SpecialFNK wrote:Mike Olt in Texas. how much is he worth anyway? he is likely to only see action against LH pitching? and even then be replaced for defense last in the game?
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that Mike Olt will mainly see at-bats at first base and designated hitter against left-handed pitching.
He could also see some playing time at third base if Adrian Beltre needs a day off or gets a day at designated hitter, but that probably won't happen very often. While Olt is a very intriguing prospect, strictly seeing at-bats against left-handed pitching will limit his fantasy value. Perhaps Washington will work him into the lineup against righties if he starts out hot, but he's mostly worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed formats for now.
The Cubs will promote outfield prospect Brett Jackson and infield prospect Josh Vitters from Triple-A Iowa.
They're expected to meet the team in Los Angeles, though it's not clear if they'll be activated in time for Sunday's game or if the Cubs will wait until Monday in San Diego. Jackson, who is the more highly regarded prospect of the two, has batted .256/.338/.479 with 15 homers and 27 steals at Triple-A Iowa this season. He strikes out way too much, but his power/speed combo is intriguing. Vitters has put up a .304/.356/.513 batting line with 17 homers at the same level. It's doubtful the Cubs would promote them unless they planned to play them every day, so expect Jackson to be in center field and Vitters to be at third base regularly.
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