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August 12, 2014

The Stash List

17th Edition

by Bret Sayre

The Graduates: Javier Baez (1), Wilmer Flores (10), Trevor May (12), Tommy Milone (15)
Considering it was a regular week, it was a pretty popular one to ascend from the Stash List. We all know how Baez has spent his first week in the majors, and it’s been almost exactly as we would have thought—three homers, 12 strikeouts, and no walks sounds pretty indicative of what to expect the rest of the way. If you need power, make sure he’s not available on the waiver wire.

Flores may only have a .557 OPS, but he’s certainly the best offensive option the Mets have at shortstop in the medium-term, and will now give him every chance to prove he’s as terrible at the position as his scouting report says.

On second thought, maybe it wasn’t the best idea in the world to get May his first major league start against the Athletics. His low-command approach wasn’t exactly the antidote to Oakland’s highly patient offensive attack. He’ll get another turn or two, but his next outing (Friday vs. Kansas City) is going to have to be significantly different.

Milone finally gets his place back in an MLB rotation, as the Twins finally moved on from Kevin Correia. He’ll pitch the rest of August in pitchers’ parks, so he makes for a pretty good pickup in medium-sized and deeper leagues right now.

The Departed: Jonathan Gray (24), Dylan Bundy (HM), Jesus Montero (HM)
The Gray thing just isn’t happening this year. Hope you enjoy your Yohan Flande. Same with Bundy, though at least the Orioles have actual pitchers ahead of him on the depth chart. Plus, he hasn’t looked all the way back from Tommy John yet. There’s still plenty of time for him to get there in 2015. Finally, despite a stolen base this week (his first in over five years), Montero falls off here—and likely for good. All the hot hitting in the world won’t get him a real shot in Seattle this year, so here’s to a change of scenery in the off-season.

And the ones who are still left waiting:

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Alex Meyer I have pretty much given up on seeing this year at the Majors. Do you see Jose Peraza getting a September call-up? I am not that familiar with the rate at which the Braves system promotes prospects. Thanks

Aug 12, 2014 04:20 AM
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BP staff member Bret Sayre
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I can't see it. He's not on the 40-man and they have La Stella covering the every day 2B job with Bonifacio (or Upton, if they bench him) as the speed guy off the bench.

Aug 12, 2014 09:22 AM

Bret, would you take Fowler over Drew Stubbs? How about over Josh Reddick if you wanted some average and steals? Thanks

Aug 12, 2014 04:26 AM
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BP staff member Bret Sayre
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If you're specifically looking for average and steals, I'd prefer Fowler. Stubbs is pretty close in overall value for the short term while CarGo is still out.

Aug 12, 2014 09:24 AM
David Schwalb

Oh Archie, I held on to you all year even though I was pretty sure you'd never come up. However, I do look forward to you taking up a roster spot next year on my team while you "continue to develop". But now, you aren't even an honorable mention. So sad.

Aug 12, 2014 04:43 AM
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Re: Nick Franklin. How often do these #FreeInsertNameHere guys ever pan out once freed? It seems that every year there are players who fall into this category, but I can't recall the last time a player turned newfound freedom into a career awakening. Or is my memory simply choosing to forget the multitude of players who turned opportunity into productivity?

Aug 12, 2014 06:18 AM
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BP staff member Bret Sayre
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Have we forgotten the #FreeMikeTrout campaign? That one kinda worked out pretty well.

Aug 12, 2014 09:25 AM
Michael Bodell

Napoli also had a long time as the backup C in Anaheim when he clearly (to all of us) was a much better hitter.

Aug 12, 2014 17:38 PM
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I've got one add....Drew Pomeranz, healthy and putting up decent starts in AAA. Maybe his "time out" will prove helpful.

Aug 12, 2014 07:23 AM
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Love this article -- weekly read for me.

What about Rymer Liriano? Too late to add to the "stash list" or not good enough to add?

Aug 12, 2014 09:35 AM
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Paul Allen

Any thoughts on Jake Lamb now and for the future? And would he be a better option than Ike Davis or Carl Crawford ROS?

Aug 12, 2014 09:56 AM
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Piscotty would have to be added to the 40 man to get called up, and I can't see the Cardinals doing that this year...Grichuk or Tommy Pham would be more likely to be called up; not because they are better than Piscotty, but due to 40 man considerations

Aug 12, 2014 12:34 PM
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Stupidest term I hear way too oven on the interwebs, "shoved".

Aug 13, 2014 08:43 AM
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I like it. To each his own. I think it isn't going away anytime soon, though.

Aug 15, 2014 07:52 AM
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