I find it odd that Avila will be catching for Porcello every outing, as I would have thought that Leyland would want a veteran to handle Porcello. However, if Avila turns out to be a consistently good hitter, this makes a lot of sense, because Laird hasn't exactly been an offensive force this season, and Porcello and Galarraga are clearly the most likely candidates to give up a bunch of runs.
“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”