Re: Owings as a pitcher of hitter
How many starting pitchers do the REDS currently have who have an ERA of 4.97 or less this year? That's the career ERA of this "kid" after 45 starts.
Answer: One....Volquez....his 2.86 over 24 starts this year and his last 3 starts of last year of 4.24
You let him pitch.
The formidable pitching this year by the REDS:
Arroyo 25 starts of 5.44
Volquez 24 starts of 2.86
Cueto 24 starts of 5.01
Harang 20 starts of 5.17
Fogg 10 starts of 7.98
Bailey 8 starts of 7.93
Belisle 6 starts of 7.28
Thompson 3 starts of 6.91
When you look at that and you get a chance to get a guy who "hasn't pitched well" and still has an ERA of 4.97 over his first 45 starts, I'd let him pitch and stick him into the rotation.