Re: Chapman, Leake, and Boxberger
It seems to me that there is no penalty in starting a pitcher too low, but there could be one in starting him too high.
From what I have read, Leake has the command to start at AA. It seems wise to me to start Chapman at Lynchburg. There will be less pressure, he can work on the art of pitching, and he can still end up in Louisville by August. Knowing nothing about Boxberger beyond his good fastball, I would lean toward starting him at Dayton.