Relievers who should be starting
April, 17, 2012
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Scott Rovak/US PresswireThe Reds seem to have given up on Aroldis Chapman as a starter, and that's a mistake.The mini-trend this year seems to be teams shifting relievers to the rotation in recognition of the fact that a 180-inning league average starter provides far more value than even a high-end reliever. Daniel Bard, Chris Sale and Neftali Feliz have all made the switch to the rotation this year, and early returns are positive.
With those experiments in mind, here are six other relievers around baseball who I think could help their clubs more by assuming starting roles: