I was questioning the Ryan and Olivo choices at first, too. But then it became clear that Wedge is, once again, trying to load the line up with righties against the LHP Wilk. Over his career, Wilk allows RH to hit .313/.333/.594/.927 off him, while holding LH to .250/.323/.357/.680. That's the kind of platoon splits you need to exploit.
Choosing the right handed Ryan (.190/.346/.357/.703) vs the left handed Seager (.267/.279/.400/.679) would be a toss up in most cases. Against Wilk's platoon splits? And considering Ryan's much better SS defense than an out-of-position Seager? And seeing that Seager loses almost 200 points of his OPS against LHP while Ryan gains about 50?
Playing Ryan is the right choice here.
Olivo at DH really bothered me. Then I looked at the remaining roster. Liddi is playing. Wells is playing. Jaso is LH and has big platoon splits. Kawasaki is LH and can't hit his way out of a paper bag. That leaves Seager (.208/.296/.271/.567 lifetime against LHP), the switch-hitting Figgins (crappy no matter which side he hits from), or Olivo (steaming pile, but slightly better against LHP) to choose from.
Given those choices, I probably would have held my nose and gone with Figgins. But Olivo isn't that much worse of a choice.
Alex Jackson - Not very impressive for his second year in A ball. My boy is starting to look like a 1st round bust.
2016 Clinton: .243/.332/.408/.740
2015 Clinton/Everett: .207/.318/.365/.683
2014 Peoria: .280/.344/.476/.820
Forrest Snow - Started the year injured, then split the year between AA and AAA. At 27, his career may be winding down.
2016 AA/AAA: 3-4, 2.83 ERA, 61 K, 15 BB, 1.074 WHIP, 54 IP
Career: 33-47, 4.08 ERA, 628 K, 241 BB, 1.257 WHIP, 682 IP
Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - Battled injury and had a down year in Korea, only hitting .317/.425/.676/1.101 over 121 games.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Now sells cigars and offers baseball training/evaluation services.
Mike Morse - Released by the Pirates in April. Looks like the end of a 12-year career for the former M's prospect.
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a national scout for the Cards.