What if all three have more upside than the college guy? It's rare but if you had three Bobby Witt type players and no Rutschman, I wouldn't make the difficulty of choosing which Witt-type prevent you from choosing one.
You mean Pop, who Elias then deemed not good enough to protect.
For a guy who can build a good farm system Elias has a pretty spotty record on waiver claims. I have zero faith he will put in a claim here.
I think it matters in that it would (could...) show the O's that he's fully recovered, speedy as again and all.
I guarantee if not Elias himself down there, the O's will have eyes on him. It's more like ST. It's not about the numbers he puts up but how does he look?