Irving Falu is one of the prospects we aren't allowed to get excited about, for some reason. Actually, the main reason is that he's probably not that good.
Basically, I've been living a lie. Or, more specifically, the Irving Falu that lived in my mind was a lie. I imagined that he was a classic under-appreciated AAAA hitter, who probably has no position and has a terrible defensive rep. Part of that may actually be the case. I dare you to look at Falu's defensive assignments last season and figure it out.
We don't think about future utilitymen as something you develop, but there's actually something to it. If Falu can truly play a competent middle infield (both positions) and look OK in the OF in a pinch, then maybe, he might have some use as the 25th man down the road. Better Falu at the minimum than Bloomquist for $2 million.
Of course, this is irrelevant because Ned Yost doesn't believe in using his bench, ever. So anyway, Irving Falu.