The Casilla Era

July 31, 2007

After breaking the Luis Castillo trade yesterday afternoon in my “Twins Insider” section, I figured I should repost my “Prospect Spotlight: Alexi Casilla” article I wrote in my minor league column since he has been called back up by the Twins to fill the large hole they now have at second base.

Despite being a very talented player, I just don’t know if Casilla is ready for an everyday spot in the major leagues. He may be a better fit to be your everyday second baseman for 2008, but to insert him now in the midst of a playoff race may not be the best for an already stumbling offense.

Only time will tell…