If Chapman makes the team, and that is a big if, he should do so in the 5th starter capacity. I thought in the 118 innings thread someone mentioned the Reds were going to limit Chapman's innings by skipping him for a start or too. While Chapman may prove to have great stuff, he still is relatively an unknown.
I couldn't disagree with this more. As of today I consider Arroyo the most reliable starter the Reds have. Then I would go with Cueto, Bailey, and Harang in that order. I think Bailey has more upside than Cueto, but Johnny's career path has been in a pretty good trend.1. In a big three game series against....say, the Cards or the Brewers, I would try to pitch Harang, Chapman and Bailey.
2. Right now, I see Cueto and Arroyo as the least consistent (reliable) starters.
I have the least faith in Harang. I hope he bounces back, but I have lost faith in him.