From his 4/14 Q&A:
Q: Addison Reed
Why would the White Sox NOT try him as a starter? He’s been relieving so far this season at Low-A Kannapolis. Why set his ceiling so low? Yes, he probably has a better chance of making an impact in the majors as a reliever, but why not try him as a starter first and shift him to the pen if things don’t work out? Especially in a system so devoid of pitching talent.
A: well actually I agree with you totally, but they didn’t ask me.
Will he ever be more than a Ryan Harvey clone.
A: probably not
I’m not a big Thompson guy.