Originally Posted by RadfordVA
Not really. Lets not forget how good Bailey was.
In his age 20 season Bailey made 13 starts in AA and had a 1.59 ERA
Stephenson has yet to make his first start in AA.
Stephenson is better at age 20 than Bailey was. The stuff is better, the control is better. Bailey certainly pitched very well in AA, which is where I am sure some will give him the edge, but he was walking nearly 4 batters per 9 innings in AA that season. While we certainly won't get a chance to see Stephenson get nearly as many innings, I just can't fathom him walking that many hitters. He is in the zone too much.