Update: John Axford will pitch earlier in games going forward with the intention of working him back into the closer's role.
Axford's been nothing short of terrible, posting a 4.91 ERA with a walk rate of nearly eight. He hasn't been good for some time, and I don't expect him to recuperate. There is incentive, however, to keep Cody Allen out of the ninth. The more saves he racks up, the more expensive his price tag will be in arbitration. Cleveland doesn't have a contender this year, so it wouldn't surprise me if they go with a veteran like Bryan Shaw, say. ANALYST:
Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.
Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway
Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.
Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway