I'm a little intrigued by this guy lately. It seems that checking the minor league updates every night that he has been putting up a lot of zeros lately. He seems better since he was put back in the bullpen. Here is what I know:
He's age 25, 6 feet and 7 inches tall, weighs 215 pounds and throws righthanded
Signed as a non-drafted free agent in June of 2003
His 2007 FIP is 3.65 much better than the 4.77 ERA he shows
His 2007 stats are marred by a couple short outings against Jacksonville in mid-June
He seems capable of going multiple innings or for short stints
He was once suspended 50 games for "substances of abuse"
His components show a 10.36 K/9 (big jump from 2006 when it was in the 7 range), 4.99 BB/9 (but below 3 in A+ and AA last year), and .55 HR/9 (consistent with 2006).
That's about it. Can anybody fill in any details? Should this guy be in the conversation about potential bullpen help down the road? What does he throw from a types of pitches and stuff perspective? Any detail on the suspension and has he licked his problems?
Any info appreciated.