Re: Yorman Article/Analysis
Not saying I always agree with it, but you do see guys protected that you would think, on the surface, would have almost no chance of being taken (Donald Lutz) but they are protected if they are considered to have longterm potential rather than a guy that might actually be able to play that particular year. Lotzkar was protected and Jeremy Horst was exposed. Lotzkar would have about as much business in the big leagues in 2012 as Rawly Eastwick, and everyone knows that, and Horst is a borderline big leaguer, but it seems to work that way. One of those things that never seems to make total sense. I think the clubs think that their other big league-ready options for those 38th, 39th, and 40th spots are so replaceable that they just protect the guys with the most potential, just to take no chances, even if they appear to be far from actually being big league players.