Originally Posted by klw
I am a little surprised you don't have Villareal on the list because, if my memory is correct, as you mentioned him a few times as possible for being ready to spot start last year. Is he just closer and not as high a ceiling as some of your other guys?
Correct. I think he could have a decent ceiling as a reliever, but as a starter he is probably a #4 with his ceiling. With that said, Villarreal is in that same group with the last two guys. Pretty interchangeable. Different pitchers with different qualities, but overall prospect wise, in that same 5 prospect range.