Originally Posted by dougdirt
I guess the biggest concern is that he starts next year at age 24 with no experience above Dayton. Of course he has the stuff and control that he could move quickly. Still, a lot of pitchers his age have thrown 150 innings in AA by this point.
I understand what you're saying. He is not an ideal prospect, but he certainly has the chance to take off this year. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in AA by the end of the year. He probably could have played at a higher level this year, but the Reds didn't want to risk it.