I'm not sure Dumatrait's AAA performance really indicates how he will do in future years. He had surgery, only a couple of years back, may need more time. I know his age, but after injury it takes time.
It may not be with this organization, but in a year or two I wouldn't be surprised to see Dumatrait pitching well either as a back end starter or middle reliever in the major leagues. I watched him pitch in spring training a couple years ago, and his fastball does have some pop.
I don't think he is quite the slow tosser some indicate.
The key for Dumatrait will be avoiding the high walk totals. If he continues to walk too many, then he will have real trouble.
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Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
I'm all for giving Dumatrait a chance. But I'd put him in the bullpen first.
I think the only reason the Reds aren't doing that now is that Phil's been starting in AAA and Mike Gosling is pitching out of the 'pen.
Good lord, this team needs someone--anyone--to make some kind of quantum leap talent-wise next season. It is just tumbleweeds in the Reds' minors vis. pitching.
He could be a decent bullpenner, but as a starter it will be difficult to watch.
I'm not optimistic about him as a starter, but I definitely think he deserves a shot. Reports have indicated he has a decent fastball and a good curve. Let's see what he's got. We already know what EZ and Gosling bring. In a lost season, it makes sense to evaluate guys on the cusp, and they need to get a grade on Dumatrait.
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Give the kid a shot, if he comes up and surprises some folks great. If not have Wayne warm up the shuttle back to AAA, it's not like the playoffs are on the line here. We need to find out what we have in some of these kids that are in our system.
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