Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Lizard is prototypical AAAA -- Stuff that can make minor leaguers look silly, but lack of a fastball with good velocity or movement and an inability to put hitters away with a given pitch or get hitters to chase pitches.
When he was up in the bigs last year, he spent too much time in the zone and get pounded. I know he's young, but I really see no future for Lizard with the Reds in any role other than a mopup guy. I'd love him to prove me wrong, but I just didn't see it when he was up last year.
I am not sure on the Lizard. He sorta reminds me of Harang a little. He was only 22 last year and not even ready for AAA let alone major leagues. When his body fills out, he should solidly be a low 90's thrower with decent enough stuff(Harang doesn't blow anybody away with his) with good makeup to be a serviceable major league starter. He is no ace, but not many are.