Quote to note

"I think everybody in the organization felt this kid could make a rapid rise. Part of it is that he kind of is what he is. It's not like he's going to go from 95 to 100 [mph]. He's polished. The game never sped up on him at any level."
-- Francona on reliever Kyle Crockett, who has a 1.29 ERA in six games with the Tribe this season

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.