In Some Depth: Time Warp
In Some Depth: Time Warp

This article is part of our In Some Depth series.

Here come the days of summer when canine comparisons are frequently made. The rest of this post contains zero references to dogs (or cats or gerbils), but rather references to observations on depth chart happenings from around the league.

Without any further ado, here are 10 depth chart situations to monitor while the rest of your league watches fake football:

Orioles LF
Starter: Nate McLouth
Next: Lew Ford, Chris Davis

I hit on this situation two weeks ago when Nate McLouth and Lew Ford were in a platoon, but it is worth bringing back up since McLouth has essentially taken this job and ran with it. The Orioles have not seen a left-handed starter in a week, so Ford may still have the edge on those types of pitchers, but McLouth has simultaneously become the team's No. 3 batter. That's right – Nate McLouth is batting third for a team in playoff contention. He lacks many of the characteristics of your prototypical third-place batter (ie: any semblance of power or reliable on-base ability), but he does have three steals in three attempts. Endy Chavez, Xavier Henry and Bill Hall are all at Triple-A Norfolk and could be up in September.

Twins SS
Starter: Pedro Florimon
Next: Jamey Carroll
In the Minors: Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier had a .612 OPS in 105 at-bats since the All-Star break, so the Twins finally sent him down to Triple-A Rochester this past week. In his place came Pedro Florimon, who the

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Ryan Eisner
Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.
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