mikezpen wrote:Good observations. But Gausman isn't going to properly learn that third pitch in the majors as a starter and/or reliever. He's another guy who needs a year at Norfolk to work on that third pitch and also to refine location of his FB and change-up.
That certainly could be the case. I am hoping the Orioles do not put Gausman in the rotation just because there is no one else, rather that he has pushed himself into the rotation. I think he can refine his pitches at the MLB level, but how long that will take makes it a tough task. I think it makes a lot of sense to start him in the Norfolk rotation in 2014.