Exactly four years ago yesterday, Jeff Sackmann wrote an article in the Hardball Times taking a look at what should be expected from each rotation spot.  I had read Sackmann's article before, but stumbled on to it again last week when I was looking for information on the actual results for #1-5 starters.  I was looking for that information, because like Sackmann at the time, I felt that people tend to overestimate how good a pitcher should be.

Owens has the upside of a #2-3 starter.

Two weeks ago I gave a preview of the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide, putting up the scouting report of Rudy Owens.  In the report I mentioned that Owens has the upside of a #2-3 starter, which drew some questions.  Some of those questions surrounded my credibility making such a statement.  All I c...

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