I know that Crowe is only batting .267 in Akron (33 games), but he does have a 1/1 K/BB rate (actual numbers, 16/16) and 15 SB. Is there any chance that he is in Cleveland in early 2007? (not starting there...or maybe so). I know that I might be putting pure hope above of sound development standards, and fear of rushing the kid, but Crowe as leadoff batter on this team makes this team incredibly dynamic.
Also--as Jay pointed out with Sizemore's R/L splits, it does not make any sense whatsoever to have Grady as leadoff hitter (getting 5 AB's/game) against LHP. Will Michaels be retained, and if so in 1st spot v. LHP? Gut? Then whom?