Originally Posted by rdiersin
Heck, if you're going to do that why wouldn't you just send him to AA which is at least a bit more of a friendly enviroment for hitters. His ISOD is respectable, so he may hold his own (respectively, of course) there as much as he would in the FSL. Its a risky proposition regardless, in that if he continues to have a bad season it basically destroys any hope of getting something out of him in a trade, throw in or not. It also could destroy what little confidence he may have left in his hitting ability (or lack there of). If he stays in Dayton and he continues his path, he may not get much by himself, but he could be an interesting throw in to some teams in order to get a better player.
Again, I fail to see what's to lose--by promoting to the FSL or, as you say, AA?
Really--let's say he falls on his face at either stop: what happens? And who cares?
Risk of him failing is much less consequential than the possible reward of him becoming something more than a throw-in in a trade (which is to say, nothing). He's never going to be the principal in a trade, so why not try to make him a prospect-level piece?