Originally Posted by Superdude
Because he's got enough pitch selection to start and has yet to prove he can't do it. Just because we might project to have a decent rotation in a few years doesn't mean we should take every promising pitching prospect and groom them as late inning relievers.
That's not what I'm saying at all. I'm simply saying that I believe Watson has a better chance at developing into a dominant closer than he does of developing into a dominant starter. He closed in college, and should be able to do it in the majors if he continues his development with what he has in his arsenal.