"Now if my #10 starting pitcher is a lefty who sits 91-93 and hits 95 with a curveball that at times can be a plus pitch and is 23 years old all season in AA then it really tells me that the system is a little better off pitching wise than most".
Easy there Doug. Pelland's curveball is hardly plus which is his problem. You just sit on his fastball because he can not throw anything easy for strikes or strikeouts. At some point, the endgame has to come with this starting jig and a jump to the bullpen is unavoidable. He will finish off his development faster in the minors and the Reds could use a lefty that throws over 90
I will gladly admit if Pelland starts dominating AA however, that I may be wrong. But he put up 9.00k/9 in high A and that swooned last year as the more advanced AA hitters don't fear 95mph fastballs. He hasn't started to quick this year.