Chicago Cubs have nothing to lose by playing the young LeMahieu

Chicago Cubs have you win by playing the young LeMahieu Dave Weaver/APLeMahieu’s has held some after being called up from AA. When word got around May 30 that 22 year old DJ LeMahieu had been promoted to the Cubs Michael Taylor jersey, Office fx broker Mike Quade quipped, “The first thing we’ve got ascertain is how to spell his name, Forgive Quade for not knowing much about the kid whose resounding hitting led LSU to a 2009 College World Series tournament. Convinced, LeMahieu (Obvious La MAY hue) Was lighting up AA Tennessee right now his call up, But this year ended up being his first above A ball. Some might say this is just what”Being ran” Resembles, And they are often right. LeMahieu was the emergency buying a purchasing when Jeff Baker strained his groin in late May, Mostly because he can play upon infield and has hit well at the minor league level. But he hasn’t already yet seen a pitch at AAA. And yet the LeMahieu experiment is going as well as could be thought. His suppleness has helped Quade enormously he’s started every infield position but shortstop and he’s hit a little, In addition. After trying to cope in his first few weeks, LeMahieu has picked it up lately and vaulted his reasonable up to.273 in 33 at softball baseball bats. This has earned him starts much of the time over the past few weeks Matt Wieters jersey, And nearly everywhere Quade has started LeMahieu in the infield and Baker at DH in interleague games says a lot about LeMahieu’s defense. Truly, Benefit from it the Cubs have to lose? It’s not a team that will contend this year, And keeping LeMahieu in Chicago gives them not only a chance to flip Baker to a club trying to find a utility player, It also gives them a glimpse of what should be their middle infield for the future: LeMahieu followed by the terrific young shortstop Starlin Castro. LeMahieu has long been a good prospect. After being named a preseason All u. s in 2009, He was a ogre at LSU as a sophomore that year, Leading his national title team in hits and batting average and leading all hitters in the 2009 College World Series in hits. The breakout season got him drafted by the Cubs in the second round and he’s been sparkling in the minors since, Developing a.325 normal over his career. In AA the following season, LeMahieu’s OPS was not too distant from.900, Spectacular for a middle infielder. The state word from the Chicago front office is that LeMahieu needs more time in the minor leagues. A June 11 article in the Chicago Tribune reported that LeMahieu was more likely sent down once Baker returned from the DL, But this has been two weeks since Baker has re joined the club and LeMahieu is still suiting up every day in a Cubs uniform Bryce Harper jersey. When Pujols took place last week, Hamilton (Who had been recently sent down from St. Louis which can AAA Memphis) Was promptly were recalled, And it seems he’ll get his chances at first base for the Cards while Lance Berkman will in the outfield. In precisely 40 big league at bats, Hamilton has fared improperly(One.156 career medium), But that is a small sample size and he’s raked at AAA. LaRussa on Hamilton’s new roleIt was an additional fine week for Rickie Weeks. The Brewers’ terrific second baseman out of Southern had three multi hit games and has had his batting average up around.300, That is definitely well above his career level of.258. Weeks still moves out a lot, But he’s walking enough to look after a.360 OBP, Very commendable for a leadoff hitter. His slugging percentage and OPS are comfortably above career levels and Weeks is on pace to surpass his total of doubles from last year and end up with around the equivalent homers. Tulane’s Owings appeared just once in the past week against Kansas City and gave up a run in a one inning running out of Arizona’s bullpen. Forex broker Kirk Gibson brought him in for the seventh inning of a tight game, Suggesting that he’s being given the chance to pitch in higher leverage situations out of the Diamondbacks ‘pen. Before recent weeks, Owings appeared to be used as a spot starter and then as a long man. After opening the growing season in AAA, Owings’ big league numbers tend to be. Actually may seem like Owings is throwing a cutter nowLSU’s Theriot isn’t quite as torrid as he was during his 20 game hit streak earlier in the month, But he’s still using.333 over his last 10 games and is sparking a Cardinals lineup that needs him with loosing Albert Pujols. Theriot won’t strike out much, And he’s capable of scoring a lot of runs for the Cards if he can easily still get on base at a good clip. His current numbers are all logically close to his career averages, Making this who he is. He’s a nice add-on to a good team. And the St. Louis pundits don’t like his defenseLSU’s Louis Coleman pitched Sunday in my ballet shoes since June 19, Presumably because Manager Ned Yost hasn’t felt the necessity for a situational righty, The role Coleman are actually penciled into during his rookie season. Coleman’s numbers since his call up in April are excellent; Just 13 hits and 22 Ks in above what 21 innings. He has been a severe fly ball pitcher thus far, Which is the reason the five homers he’s surrendered, Though the type was to Pujols, Which is to the extent badge of honor as a bump to the ERA. Good video of the senior Coleman’s umpire impressionSlidell’s Xavier Paul might never be a celeb, But his versatility has proven invaluable to a Pittsburgh team that has needed his defense and sometimes hot bat to cover for a slumping Garrett Jones and an injured Jose Tabata. Tabata left Sunday’s game against the Red Sox on a cart after straining a hamstring used up a ground ball and figures to be gone for a few weeks at minimum. Paul has taken care of immediately his on and off role by hitting.300 over the last 10 games and playing a solid outfield Daniel Murphy jersey. He has also nine stolen bases. Tabata’s injury bound to mean more PT for PaulWell, He finally threw in the towel a run. After not giving up an earned run in over two months, The Beard had a shaky appearance the particular Twins and gave up a lone run while notching another save. He’s 21 for 23 in the save agency, And is continuing an extraordinary run of stressful late inning work after a rocky start to the season. In large part due to a few bad early outings, Wilson has been spending so much time to bring his averages down to career levels, And seems he’ll get there before the All Star break. Bet on him annoying in the Midsummer Classic, Mind you. The massive lefty from LSU hasn’t seen much action lately. He did get into a game last week in texas against the Dodgers and gave up a single to Tony Gwynn Jr. And that had been it for the week. After a few starts and a few shows in long relief after his May call up, It appeared like Tigers Manager Jim Leyland was leaning toward using him in short relief in matchup situations against left handed hitters. But Leyland backtracked on that in a recent appointment, Saying that Furbush’s stuff was sufficiently good to make him a starter. Keep tuned in on this one. Nothing much going with Southern’s Fred Lewis, Who only got into three games for the Reds a week ago. He’s not unique, But Lewis is a solid bench option for Dusty Baker who can get on base and steal a base as needed. For this reason, Lewis replaced Drew Stubbs atop the Reds’ lineup for a game last week resistant to the Yankees. Lewis is the Reds’ only a lefty hitting bench outfielder, So his roster spot should be safe with the trade deadline visiting.

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