I was reading this morning that Pedro Beato might be converted to a starter. Dan Warthen when asked about the chances of this happening said they were “Fifty-50″. Warthen said, “Right now he’s a reliever and we’ll see what happens if he doesn’t make the major league club”.
Beato last pitched as a starter in 2009 in the minors mostly in High A ball and a few starts in AA before being converted to the pen the following year. Warthen says the things that would make Beato a good starter are “You love his size… You love his power. And he has four quality pitches.”
My concern is I can’t help to think if his arm can handle the innings. What do you think? Do you like the idea of converting Beato to a starter?