with the new 26th man and limit to 13 pitchers, the extra man for many teams might be a blankenhorn type.
That 26th man spot is good for baseball. It provides depth for all teams, whether it be an additional pitcher, position player, or stashed player. And Blenkenhorn could be the exact type of player that might be stashed if not protected.
There is no way to predict if he would be selected, much less stashed. And no way to predict if he would turn out to be a real loss if that were to happen. And while is a notch down in the system, I think about the loss of Niko Goodrum a couple years ago to the Tigers. He has turned out to be a pretty decent, versatile, but not great player. Or loss. He probably would have contributed to the Twins in 2018, but done little, presumably, in 2019 except as an injury fill in. But sometimes, you will lose players like that and you have to take your chances.
I'd really hate to lose Blenkenhorn as the potential is there to be a really nice roll player, if nothing else. But you have to take your chances, make decisions, and hope you guess right more often than you guess wrong. If your system is a good and deep one, these kind of decisions are a good kind of problem to have.