i'm thinking if he pitches very well in the AFL this fall and during spring training next year, then the parent club will give him a spot in the rotation at the beginning of 2007.
being a proven college pitcher, he's got enough experience and command, i think.
also, sometimes, a guy doesn't have to prove he can stay healthy for a certain amount of time either to make it to the show. sometimes, it's more like - alas, he's finally healthy right now, at this moment, let's see what this guy can do. just look at cole hamels this year.