Impressing his new bosses
Carlos Carrasco, RHP, Indians (Triple-A Columbus)
Tuesday's stats: 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 10 K
One of four players the Indians received from Philadelphia in return for Cliff Lee, Carrasco allowed nine runs over 13 innings in his first two starts for the Clippers, but showed why he was so valued going into the season while a dominating start Wednesday. He threw 71 of 100 pitches for strikes and didn't walk a batter. If he keeps it up, he could get a September audition.
I'll take Matt Holliday for the block
Allen Craig, 1B/OF, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis)
Tuesday's stats: 2-for-3, 2 HR (20), 2 R, 3 RBIs, BB, K, SB; 1-for-3, HR (21), R, RBI, K
An eighth-round pick in 2006 out of the University of California, Craig has always hit at every level, but he's also struggled to find a position that he can play at even an average level. Finally settled into left field, Craig is one of the hottest hitters in the minors, batting .446 since the All-Star break with 13 home runs in 101 at-bats. He was all lined up for a possible big league look, but he'll be no more than a September addition at this point after the Cardinals traded for Matt Holliday. Them's the breaks..
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