For Sale: One LOOGY (hardly used)
OCT 22, 3:48p ET | Rob Neyer
Rotowire: May 2 / 7:43a ET
News: Choate struck out the only batter he faced on Friday night and was credited with the win as the Cards topped the Pirates in 10 innings.
Impact: The Cards are typically very strict about Choate's use as a LOOGY, as he's only faced more than one batter once in 10 trips to the mound this season. Most of his value will come in the form of holds, but high-leverage spots with left-handed batters in the mix can typically be given to Kevin Siegrist.
Rotowire: Mar 31 / 7:45a ET
News: Choate will once again serve as the Cardinals lefty specialist as he's expected to make the opening day roster, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Choate only allowed one run this spring despite posting a 1.69 WHIP. He'll continue in his lefty-specialist role for the Cardinals again this year but certainly is a viable candidate for a trade this summer as the Cardinals have plenty of young options that can do more than just serve as a specialist.