Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I'd guess that the ABSOLUTE best case scenario has him on the Homer Bailey plan -- finish this year at AA, start next season at AAA and then onto the active roster with the major league team midway through the 2008 season.
However, I think that is being really generous.
I agree except that I don't think it would harm his development to get a September callup and get a feel for what major league baseball is like. Maybe let him pinch hit or be a late inning defensive replacement. Then he's not blown away when he gets called up for the first time.