Originally Posted by dougdirt
Lorenzen has a pretty good breaking ball already.
You need three good pitches to make it as a starter.
Lorenzen makes sense as a reliever due to his late start and inexperience as a pitcher. We're looking at three, four years of development for him as a starter vs. maybe one as a reliever. The problem with developing him as a reliever is if he just turns into a decent middle reliever, which is very possible. He needs to be a late inning reliever for it to pay off.