2 pitchers who should replace Luis Cessa in the Reds rotation and 2 who shouldn't

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Levi Stoudt
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Andrew Abbott should not replace Luis Cessa in the Reds starting rotation.

The way Andrew Aboott was dispatching of hitters at Double-A Chattanooga made it look like he was playing against eighth graders. Abbott was absolutely decimating the opposition and was quickly bumped up to Triple-A Louisville.

However, Abbott has been at Triple-A for about a week and several Reds fans believe he's the second coming of Nolan Ryan. Abbott has a great mix of pitches, and while he gets a lot of punch outs, he does so without a ton of velocity.

Having spent four seasons at the University of Virginia, Abbott is an advanced pitcher and is likely to get a call-up to the big leagues at some point this season. But, not being on the team's 40-man roster is a detriment at this point in time.

That's not to say it couldn't happen, but in order to make room for Andrew Abbott, someone on the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster would have to be placed on the 60-day IL or be designated for assignment.

Abbott has looked very good during his first week-plus in Triple-A. Let's see how good he looks after spending a month or two in the Derby City before moving anointing him as the next member of the Cincinnati Reds rotation.