Originally Posted by DirtySox
It varies. The majority of scouts seem him as between a number 2 and 4 starter; a middle of the rotation guy. Much depends on his refining of a 3rd pitch, most likely his slider. Both his fastball and changeup are solid. Others think think he would be even more effective/valuable as a shutdown reliever.
By "shutdown reliever", do you mean a closer or like Matt Thornton in 2009 with the Sox/Carlos Marmol in 2008, a guy who comes in when you NEED a strike out regardless of the inning.