Originally Posted by Brutus
By nature, since his value was because he was a starter, if he wasn't viewed as being able to cut it as a starter... isn't that the same as "not panning out?"
Let's be real here, his trade value diminished considerably if he were not thought of as being able to cut it as a starter.
Scouts don't evaluate prospects on their trade value unless they are actually being discussed in a trade. I would have to disagree with your statement that a pitcher who could not cut it as a starter and converted to reliever indicates that that pitcher did not pan out. Do you think Mariano Rivera panned out? Goose Gossage? John Franco?
I am not arguing that Stewart panned out. I am simply making the point that when he was traded, he was viewed as one heck of a prospect by the Reds and they hated to give him up.