I see he's been sent to AAA for the season. I've been reading conflicting reports about his arm strength and the possibility he'll be moving to SS sometime in the future.
As it happens, I need a new SS for my fantasy squad's future. I understand Casilla doesn't have a big bat, but runs the heck out of the bases and makes good contact, something I can live with if I can't nab Reid Brignac when he comes up.
I've basically got the 11th pick in the league right now, and those of us who don't pick move up in waiver priority (20 team league) giving me a better shot at others later this year (We can't claim players until they hit the database.) However, if we draft a player, then we drop back to the bottom of the stack.
The best guys I can find out there are Glen Perkins, Alex Casilla, Henry Owens, Ryan Braun the pitcher, and Terrmel Sledge (no longer a prospect, sure, but he's looked good so far this spring). Guys like Homer, Gordon, Longoia, Hochevar, Humber, and Dukes are already in and claimed.
I figure Perkins and Owens are worth the 11th pick and drop in waiver claim, and Casilla, if he's destined for SS would be, too. Any thoughts on Casilla as a SS and in general about taking Perkins or Owens with this slot would be appriciated.