Let’s continue to look at the recent callups.
Radhames Liz is a fireballing RHP for the Baltimore Orioles. He came up in 2006, but has always had control issues that have kept him from sticking. He’s got a nice curve and can be a stud if he could learn to command the strike zone. Liz is worth watching to see if he can keep his strikeout-to-walk rate to a reasonable level. If he can avoid too many free passes, he should stick in the rotation and be a fixture.
Kory Casto is seeing time in Washington again this season. He was once a highly toughted prospect, but has seen his stock slip a little. He is a third baseman by trade, but has no future in Washington at the hot corner as long as Ryan Zimmerman is employed by the Nats. While Zimmerman is seeing time on the DL, Casto will get the AB’s. Kasto could stick around as a #4 outfielder if he can show his bat belongs. He’ll be solid as long as he’s getting playing time, but don’t expect him to be a star in the long term.
Nick Evans was called up by the New York Mets after a slew of outfielders went down with injuries. Evans is a first baseman by trade, but can handle left field and will back up Carlos Delgado at first and Endy Chavez in left. His bat is legit and he will steal AB’s from Delgado as long as the aging veteran keeps struggling at the plate. Don’t be surprised to see some sort of platoon in the second half of the season. He’s not a long term stud, but should be a productive player if given a starting job.