I was thinking that Sanchez could backup SS according what Elias hinted when Sanchez was signed. But Hyde just said in the last few days that he will play 2B and may get some time at 3B. No mention of SS.
As long as Martin is projected to begin the season at AAA, I guess the only other alternative to Valaika in camp is Mejias-Brean. Of course, Elias could bring in someone else.
Same as ever. Who makes the backend of the starting rotation and longman roles. I would assume the organization already has a plan and they will go with the plan unless there is an injury. They should already know what these guys are capable of.
If Chris Davis unfortunately incurs a dreaded ST injury, would we do a 9th reliever?
If we see anything we like in Sceroler and T. Wells, they are easy holds over Lakins/Sulser for me. But last year we were excited about the pair of Rule 5 picks and Elias ended up on, "We're good". If Davis healthy, Holt might have to pick between M. Harvey or Lopez for his last guy.
Reliever 9/10/11/12, just so long as there are options, they are ALL on the team.
Hill for LSU made it 6 innings last night to get his Junior Year workload up to 2 starts and 10 innings (same as Freshman Year), allowing 1 hit to Youngstown State with a 4/0 K/BB ratio.
That gets his entire NCAA career up to 31.2 innings, with just 11 hits allowed. Two more non-conference Friday nights before SEC league play starts (no offense to upcoming Oral Roberts and UTSA).
Nothing about him individually in Ben's Twitter yet though I did learn there just now he calls some of the games for SEC Network.