Over at John Sickels’ site, there is a lively debate going on who would you rather have starting on your 2009 team- Colby Rasmus or Cameron Maybin? Colby hits far less ground balls, walks more, strikes out less and has a superior glove…so yeah, give me Colby.
Matthew Leach fields a question regarding Todd-
Although he was only in Double-A last year, what are the chances of Jess Todd making the roster next year?
– Brian B., Little Rock, Ark.
The chances of him cracking the Opening Day roster are slim, but not entirely impossible. He did make a few appearances at Triple-A Memphis, but he merely did well rather than spectacularly (as he fared at every previous level). The right side of the bullpen is already crowded, and it’s hard to envision Todd cracking the rotation out of Spring Training. By the end of the year, however, he might well make his way to St. Louis.
ZiPS projection for Todd: 4.75 ERA, Pineiro, 5.45. If Pineiro lays an egg that rotten, perhaps we could see Todd sooner than later.
Arizona Fall League
Brett Wallace went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Tyler Greene went 1-for-3 with a walk, a strikeout and was caught stealing 2B.
Tyler Norrick got lit up for three runs on four hits and and a walk in just one inning of work. He’s sporting a 9.35 ERA in the AFL.
Justin Fiske threw 1.1 innings with no runs, hits, walks with 1 HBP and 1 K. Box
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