Maybe we'll find out if he gets into a game.
Elias's comments that Thursday night about conservative spring are a little worrying. If a "small thing" in August is still rippling in February, that's not that small. Without that I believe he and not Zimmermann would have gotten that 3rd September fill-in slot.
I did feel like at full health he had a shot at that Bedard/Markakis type spring where he just doesn't let the club send him out. His age/upside mix I think gets him out of the Kelenic basket.
But the first step of that is being able to start Spring Training Game #5, and clear your 45-pitch hurdle or whatever you get on ~March 3.
Also just on the optimism of a BP session, this is as good a moment as any to highlight that this exists:
There is usually some adjustment there, initially. I remember Nick Markakis had that surgery and he came back with less power initially. It got better, but I am not sure he was the same ever again. Others have had a complete recovery, however.
Came across this fantasy article this morning that has some good nuggets on some prospects we may not hear as much about. They even pull a Luke Siler tweet, so you know they know their stuff😉. References Drew Rom's embrace of analytics, which I found encouraging, and just some more information on some of our DSL players. Nothing ground-breaking, but always enjoyable to read.