Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT
Your description plus "young, big, strong and probably the best stuff of those mentioned" sounds like a starter's profile. It seems curious that they are thinking of trying him in the pen. Perhaps they are being cautious with the elbow. It would be interesting to see if he missed more bats in shorter stints.
Perhpas the lack of a 3rd pitch that is nearly as good as the others is the reason for the move to the bullpen? Just a guess, I don't have any idea as to why the Reds are doing it.