If I were an opposing coach, I'd treat this guy just like opposing managers used to treat Ted Williams. Casey Stengel had a standing $500 fine for any pitcher who let Ted beat the Yankees. I'm betting they'll lay back on Golden big time to be sure they stop him, especially if he has a good return or two in the first couple of games. The young man is DY-NO-MITE back there.
He's a starting Ab. They are at least 3 deep there now at BB. Why would you even think about moving CP? He has bad shoulders as is. Connors will be fine spelling Laskey at BB. I suspect the #1 BB will get 230 carries this year.
He had major shoulder surgery. Shoulders are never the same after surgery. IIRC he had a torn labrum. The worse kind of shoulder injury. He's been playing AB for 2 years now. Depending on Leggett's head injury...it's the Laskey/Connors show this year at BB.