“Out of the bullpen, that’s a possibility, and I would not be opposed to that at all. But eventually he’s going to be one of the starters, there is no doubt. To get a taste, I think he could do it, and it would serve him well, and us.”
In 20 starts, Hellickson is 12-3 with a 2.51 ERA (2.78 FIP). He has 119 strikeouts and 35 walks (3.4 K/BB ratio) in 114.2 innings. He has struggled a bit with his control recently, walking at least 4 (13 total) in each of his last three starts. And in his last 9 starts his strikeout-to-walk ratio is only 2.3 (52 Ks, 23 walks).