Not sure how to really respond to it. It looks willful at this point. He's got a guy who has put up the crazy numbers scrap outlined, built at a hitter's paradise in the Cal League, and then continuing up to AA, while having skipped a level, behind a guy who hasn't thrown one pitch as a pro and two hitters making rookie ball debuts. And that's not even taking into consideration having him behind Gregorius, a nice glove no hit SS.
What scrap highlighted:
And, oh my, what a card it's been. 30 starts, 150 IP, 100 H. 1.44 ERA. 12.1 K/9.