Originally Posted by knuckler
Just speculating, but I would guess because he has yet to pitch into the 7th inning in his conversion from reliever to starter. At the lower level it should be easier to work on pitch efficiency without getting hammered.
Maybe one of the major league guys can teach him how to "pitch to contact"
he's a pure knuckleball pitcher, those guys can throw over 100 pitches easy. I think there's no room at this time thats why he's at low A, theyll make room soon enough.