Originally Posted by Vottomatic
........and what if Corcino or Cingrani or Stephenson's arms/shoulders have a serious injury?
You can never have enough starting pitching. And as I previously stated, Hoover was primarily a starting pitcher in the Braves minors with good results. He's going to Louisville, so might as well get the most value out of him by having him work on his starting pitching game. We already know he can work out of the bullpen.
I just feel Hoover has the stuff to be a starter and Chapman doesn't have that mentality.
You realize that Hoover only started 18 games above A ball. The Braves had converted him to reliever before the Reds traded for him.