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Post by James Dunne on Sept 3, 2019 9:18:30 GMT -5
It will be the first MLB start (and 4th MLB appearance) for Dobnak, an undrafted free agent in 2017 who absolutely rocketed through the minors this year. He had a very solid year for Cedar Rapids last year, started 2019 in the Florida State League and was just a monster at every level. In terms of how out-of-nowhere this is, it would be the equivalent of Kevin Biondic ripping through the minors next year and then getting starts for the first place Red Sox in September 2020, but also doing it as a traditional pitcher rather than a knuckleballer.
On a totally different note, the September callups are additionally fueling my season-long roster construction frustrations. It seems crazy the way they seemed to find a way to keep Colten Brewer on the MLB roster all year long in lieu of a potentially useful position player, and now aren't even calling him up with de facto unlimited roster space.
Maybe they don't think Brewer has it together yet. Just a thought.
Right. I guess my frustration is that they gave him 48 appearances -- on a roster with restricted space when they were often using JD Martinez as the backup outfielder and the backup catcher as the only bench player -- to come to that conclusion.