The Cincinnati Inquirer is reporting that pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman will be called up September 1st and be eligible for the playoffs, should the Reds make it.
There has been speculation as to what Dusty Baker will do with him—bullpen or a starting gig—and as of now there isn’t any word, but the last news was a bullpen spot.
Since switching to relief, Chapman is 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA and a 41/12 K/BB ratio in Triple-A.
I don’t think rushing out to grab this kid is the most prudent move, but he is definitely a great case study for the remainder of the season. So, kick back with a cool Coors 16 ouncer (or Pepsi, whatever), whip out your notebooks, and start studying.