My take on who will be the Phillies fifth starter when the season starts?
Carlos Carrasco - Great prospect, a bit immature, start him in Triple-A.
Kyle Kendrick - Doesn´t appear to have enough mental strenght. Hasn´t improved enough with his complimentary pitches. Give him a Myers-esque stint in Triple-A to work it out or use him in bullpen.
J A Happ - More consistent than the two above, but has had very little experience so far of big league baseball. Use him in long relief.
Chan Ho Park - He has been consistent so far. He is experienced. He is very motivated. Start him!
Carrasco obviously will be very good in the future but he is still very young and why not give him the time to be ready for a few starts later in the season. I hate it when young players are forced into something they are not ready for. I´ve been a fan of Kendricks since he broke through but I fear he might become a liability and that could turn into disaster if Myers starts faltering or Moyer finally slows down (which clearly doesn´t seem to be the case right now, obviously!). Happ is the most difficult to assess but experience is mainly what makes me pick Park ahead of him. Happ probably could be used to good effect in long relief and spot starts. Park actually has had a very good career and there is very little reason to think he will get into rough periods like Myers, Kendrick or Eaton did last year at various points in the season. And basically, isn´t that kind of stability what you wish for in a fifth-starter?