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July 9, 2014

The Stash List

13th Edition

by Bret Sayre


The Graduates: Oscar Taveras (2), Tyler Skaggs (3), Corey Hart (10), Jeremy Hellickson (HM)
This is what happens when Allen Craig has a .657 OPS. Of course, Taveras is hitting far worse right now, but his 11 strikeouts in 60 plate appearances suggest that he’s not being overmatched. If he’s given time to work through his initial struggles, look for Taveras to start hitting for more average in the second half—even if the power takes a little longer to come. Skaggs looked fantastic in his return from the hamstring injury, going into the eighth inning and allowing only two runs on the road in a tough hitters’ park. Hart returned on Friday and hasn’t done a whole lot with his at bats thus far. He’ll be OK, but not the pre-injury version. The fact that Hellickson went less than five innings in his 2014 debut, but it still can be considered a success (only one run allowed), shows how low expectations probably are for the disappointing right-hander.

The Departed: Jaime Garcia (23)
And in the span of a week, we’ve gone from wondering whether Garcia will be back on the mound in July to wondering if we’ve seen the last of him in a Cardinals’ uniform. In fact, it’s fair to wonder if we’ll ever see Garcia start another game in the majors again, as the surgery he will have to try and fix his thoracic outlet syndrome is the second major procedure he's had on that left shoulder of his.

And the ones who are still left waiting:

1) Dillon Gee, RHP, New York Mets (Previous Rank: 4)

Turns out that Wednesday is now the day for Gee, who will finally make his return from the lat injury that sidelined him for two months. Unfortunately for Mets fans, it comes this week because Jonathan Niese went and got himself hurt (though is too owned to qualify for the list). He may not be fully stretched out, but he was dominant in his last rehab start, striking out 10 in six innings. Gee should be owned in all formats that don’t have a K/9 component.

2) Kevin Gausman, RHP, Baltimore Orioles (Previous Rank: 1)

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