Re: Chapman tonight: June 7 Minor League Updates
IMO Chapman is a starter all the way. Yes he had a bad outing. He'll have his fair share of them. Wringing our hands over him struggling isn't even note worthy IMO. He should stay at AAA all season long. Even when he's going good, his control is shaky at best. He needs more time. But once he DOES straighten out his control, he's going to be a beast. Leave him down there, let him take the occasional lumps, let him get fully comfortable and don't add on the extra pressure of pitching in the bigs during a pennant chase (which is exactly what we'll be in). It was an ugly outing, but it was only ONE outing. Patience.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.