Originally Posted by Phoenix2
My first thought with this fatigue issue is that there goes the starter opportunity. Perhaps all innings aren't the same regarding wear and tear...but I'm certainly not as enthusiastic about him becoming starter. But having a Randy Johnson type starter is much more valuable than a dominant closer.
Chapman had some questions in 2010 when he started by June. His velocity dropped down to the low-mid-90's was inconsistant, then the Reds switched him to the bullpen.
He may not be able to throw 100mph consistantly in the pen. He may need to drop back to 96-99mph more consistantly, which means he probably needs to sit more in the 93-97 range starting, meaning he is no RJ. Sounds like we are finding limits with Chapman physically.