Originally Posted by M2
I'd let him crush A ball a bit first (possibly even start him at Dayton). He needs to taste some success and work himself into a groove. Build some confidence into his game. Once he gets that, then challenge him.
I disagree with starting him in Dayton (he's already spent quite a bit of time there from 2011-2012), but totally agree about letting him experience some success in A ball before moving him up. To be honest, given how poor his production has been thus far in his career, I wouldn't be against keeping him in Bakersfield all year. An extended period of success would do him some good.