Havok1517 wrote:I disagree. I think there will be a few high level pitching prospects coming up fairly soon in Carrasco (I honestly think he could be an ace), Chris Volstad, Gio Gonzalez, Eric Hurley, Chris Tillman, Michael Bowden, Adam Miller (if he can get off the DL with blisters), Jake McGee maybe, possibly Jamie Garcia.
Carrasco does have the stuff, but he hasn't shown control yet. Volstad hasn't really shown any domination in the minors, and the Marlins have several other more deserving pitchers to call up before him. I like Gio a lot, and he could get the call, but will Oakland really put him in the rotation? They already bumped one starter who was holding his own, so wouldn't he get first crack if a spot opened up again? Hurley and Tillman still have to prove that they are worthy of being a high level pitcher. I like Bowden, but same as Gio, where do you put him? Miller may get a call up, but who knows in Cleveland (Sowers is sitting in AAA with great #s). McGee is supposedly being groomed for the pen
, and Garcia is too young for a call this year.
Where did you hear that? There was a lot of speculation that the Rays would move him there, but the Rays have continually said he is a starter and he will stay a starter. He is too talented to go to the pen.
I also highly doubt you see McGee up any time this season. The Rays have pretty much stuck to the 200 IP rule between AA and AAA they have come up with, which means he won't be up this season. The Rays said after ST this year that Davis and McGee would have the opportunity to fight for a rotation spot during ST 2009.