Re: Dragons' Cueto throws another gem
Cueto's the best story in the farm system so far. Maybe BA will finally take notice and rank him on the prospect hot sheet.
As for promoting him, why not just enjoy a good thing instead? He's 20 years-old. Prior to this season he'd only thrown 49 unremarkable innings in professional baseball (43 IP of it in the GCL). This isn't a race. Cueto's got all kinds of maturing to do. He has to learn to adjust to hitters who've adjusted to him. He has to learn how to cope with a heavier workload. One thing I'd really like to see the Reds allow their young arms to learn is how to cope with success. It's a lesson no Reds farm arm has been allowed to learn in ages.
I'd keep Cueto exactly where he is and allow him to learn at a level where he can thrive, only promoting him for maybe two or three starts at the end of August.
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