Judging by e-mails and tweets, a lot of you have been waiting for the Pirates to call up OF prospect Gregory Polanco (.351 BA, 6 HR, 14 SB at Triple A), and there were rumors that he'd be in Pittsburgh tonight. However, the Pirates denied those rumors, and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic said in this interview that Polanco probably won't be up until next week. If you want to grab Polanco (owned in 21.2 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) now to beat the rush, go right ahead. Just don't expect to see him this weekend.
On to the rest of the news:
Streaming starters: Mike Leake had a rough outing on Thursday, so we're down to 40-25 for the season. The weekend picks are Brandon McCarthy (1.8 percent owned) tonight against the Braves; the erratic Danny Duffy (4.1 percent owned) versus the Yankees on Saturday; and our pal Jose Quintana (14.4 percent owned) at Anaheim on Sunday. I like Duffy the least of the trio, in case you're wondering. That pick is more of a bet against the Yankees.
I don't know much about the guys taken in last night's MLB Draft, but will pass along info as I learn.
The Twins started Danny Santana over Aaron Hicks again last night. As expected, Hicks' decision to stop switch hitting seems to be affecting his playing time. Deep leaguers need to remember that Santana is SS-eligible. He's not a bad hitter, and he has some speed.
See you back here Monday morning.