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Kevin Gausman: Starter or reliever?


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Thorne said something to the like of that if Gausman pitches well today (he did) that he predicts he will start his next appearance. If he does, what do you think about it?

Right now, I like Gausman coming out of the pen and mopping up 2-3 innings in situations like today. I'd rather him coming in when a starter is struggling like Chen today and keep us in it. I feel more confident in him coming in the 5th inning than McFarland.

Or would you rather him get another shot at starting this month?

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For the rest of the year, Gausman should come out of the bullpen. He didn't really build up endurance in Norfolk and won't give you 5+ innings.

Plus he's definitely on an innings limit. Got to protect them to get him thru September and beyond.

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He has plenty of innings left in them for this year and seems to be throwing the ball very well. I really would like to see him get some starts especially over Feldman.

He has 116.1 innings this year. Don't know if today's stats are added or not. With out looking up any stats at LSU (?) I can't imagine he has much more than 30 innings left.

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I want him in the rotation next spring so I certainly think he would be better served learning how to get through a ML lineup multiple times.

If he can establish he has 3 pitches and throw 100 pitchers per start, otherwise he isnt useful to the rotation. He looked pretty useless in his 4-5 starts this year.

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If we are talking long term then there is no question he needs to be a starter. He has a real chance to be a TOR starter. You don't draft someone number 4 overall with thatppedigree and make them a reliever. Simple as that.

There's a school of thought where you develop young starters in the minors, then make the majority of their exposure to the majors, in their first year or two up, as a reliever. Give them a taste of pressure and success in manageable doses they can grow on. Then you stretch them back out into the starting role going forward.

I like the approach myself. Lots of teams have had success with it, and I think that trying something new in starter development can only be a good thing, considering our track record in recent times.

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There's a school of thought where you develop young starters in the minors, then make the majority of their exposure to the majors, in their first year or two up, as a reliever. Give them a taste of pressure and success in manageable doses they can grow on. Then you stretch them back out into the starting role going forward.

I like the approach myself. Lots of teams have had success with it, and I think that trying something new in starter development can only be a good thing, considering our track record in recent times.

Oh I don't have an issue with him being used as a reliever to start his career. I am talking about ultimately what he becomes.

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Oh I don't have an issue with him being used as a reliever to start his career. I am talking about ultimately what he becomes.

Me too. I'm just happy the O's are willing to bring him along this way. As long as he can still get enough innings each of the next couple of years, it's only going to help long term. :)

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He has 116.1 innings this year. Don't know if today's stats are added or not. With out looking up any stats at LSU (?) I can't imagine he has much more than 30 innings left.

If it was only that much that could be as many as 5 starts. He's been good out of the pen, but he's well under his limit he makes a few starts for us.

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