Michalak has a career minor league walk rate of 3.39 and a career major league walk rate of 3.97. he also has a 1.11 and 1.71 career K/BB rates respectively. he has a 1.40 career HR/9 in the minors.

he's a finsesse pitcher who has eratic control and catches far too much of the plate on his strikes...he's also more than likely on the downswing of his career at 35.

while cheering for Michalak is all well and fine (and as Reds fans, we should be cheering for him), having him run out to the mound every five days is just poor management.