This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
This week, I begin a new series of articles.
With so many injuries, clubs are reaching down to their farm system to fill roster spots. Almost every team has been required to pluck a player from the development program to the big leagues to fill a void on the 26-man roster.
You may find several of these players on your waiver wire. Others will require a trade if you want to grab them.
I am sharing my scouting report of each player. Hopefully, it helps you gather information to make a good decision.
Each player noted has less than 50 days of big league service time. Their rookie status remains.
45 - utility player
50 - everyday quality player, but subject to platoon in today's baseball environment
55 - everyday player who is better than average and less subject to platoon
Alek Manoah, RHP, Blue Jays
2019 first-round pick in 2019 out of West Virginia University
Called "The Mount" by his teammates, Alek Manoah dazzled in his debut against the Yankees.
Manoah throws his fastball 93-97 mph. He also has a slider and a wicked changeup. Those three pitches are enough to navigate a big-league lineup. It may help him to develop a curveball for the future. The greater the repertoire,