The majority of Kris Medlen’s minor league career was spent as a late inning reliever. He picked up saves, racked up strike out numbers and held the opposition off base. Somewhere though things got a little crossed and Medlen was move into the role of a starter for part of 2008 and began his 2009 minor league campaign in the same role.
I recently took the time to write a full review of the roles Medlen pitched in 2009 over at Braving Baseball.
Unless Medlen is traded or three guys in our starting rotation show up injured at spring training there is no way Kris Medlen ends up in a rotation on a major league team this spring.