Originally Posted by StillFunkyB
Didn't see anything on being injured.
As long as he isn't another Balfour, absolutely.
Just to clarify, I haven't seen anything saying
that he or Edwin Jackson have been injured.
I'm merely extrapolating that if a guy blows away Double-A, then goes to Las Vegas and gets shelled (and his ratios fall apart), then he goes back to Double-A and he sucks (and his ratios fall apart), I usually assume the guy is concealing an injury.
It's getting very trendy to say that pitching in the PCL (particularly in Las Vegas) is stunting the growth of LA's pitchers. Curiously, for years, the Dodgers cranked out great pitchers despite pitching Triple-A in the CoorsField-like confines of Albuquerque.
My theory is that either the Dodgers are not taking care of their young arms and/or this is the come uppance for overdrafting and putting a lot of faith in high school guys.