Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
11 walks in 16.2 innings tells me he's not necessarily ready for AA. That, plus there's a little pitching depth he has to pass up.
projected AA pitching squad:
*Scott Carroll (suspension)
That's also not to mention Logan Ondrusek, Rafael Gonzalez, Joe Valentine, Mike Hrynio, Camilo Vazquez, and a few other guys who have seniority plus the journeyman minor league free agents the Reds will be signing.
That's a pretty small sample size. Plus late in the season he was reaching unchartered territory in innings pitched. The walks aren't a big issue for me. as for that list... Viola, Smith, Wood, and Buck are starters. Carroll isn't ready for AA. Smit may not be back. Avery isn't much of a prospect. There's plenty of room for Stewart in AA.