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 - Don't hold your breath. He appears to be going backwards.
2015 Clinton/Everett: .207/.318/.365/.683
2014 Peoria: .280/.344/.476/.820
Forrest Snow - Pitched decently in Tacoma, but couldn't even get a Sept call-up. No cups of coffee in the doghouse.
2015 AAA: 10-9, 4.17 ERA, 96 K, 41 BB, 1.31 WHIP, 121 IP
Career: 28-40, 4.36 ERA, 533 K, 219 BB, 1.30 WHIP, 586 IP
Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - A star player in Korea, hitting .381/.497/.790/1.288 in 2015 for the NC Dinos.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Assistant coach for a high school team.
Mike Morse - Bad year in his good year / bad year cycle: .231/.313/.336/.649 for the Marlins and Pirates
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems.Last seen as a scout for the Cards.