Re: Players who could skip a level
Lutz is too raw to try to skip a level and I would be shocked if they tried that. One step at a time for him. Dominic D'Anna, who does not have Lutz's tools, is a refined player and could be capable of holding his own in Double-A, but Richburg is the better player at this point and would play ahead of him anyway. I think what they need to do there, with a team that figures to struggle, is sign a six-year free agent first baseman/DH who can come in and hit in the # 4 spot and be a big run producer all-star type player. That would solidify the lineup and take some pressure off everyone else and help keep the team competitive.