Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Oh, sorry. My mistake.
But isn't that the difference? Stephenson didn't play any professional ball after being drafted. His first taste of it will be this year. I think '72 has a pretty good point about the atmosphere in Dayton being intimidating. It might be best to start him off somewhere else to get his feet wet. Even if it's just short-term.
I don't really think waiting until the June 25th to get Stephenson time in front of 3,000 fans in Billings instead of May for 7,500 in Dayton is going to be a factor. If you start Stephenson in Billings, you essentially put him a full year behind in his timetable.