Hbj79 wrote:Isn't possible that his lousy numbers as a starter were just a result of his not having put it together in past years. Maybe he figured it out in the bullpen and will be a good starter this year. I would take a shot on him as a sleeper.
I think you're on to something. Before he went to the bullpen last year, he had several really good starts. If I remember correctly, he attributed it to rediscovering his changeup, which was his "out" pitch for lefthanders when he had a 0.68 ERA after the all-star break. His good numbers continued in the Dominican winter league. I think he will be at least as good as Benson.