Stock isn't off to that good of a start as a pitcher. He's pitched in 6 games for 8.2 innings with a 7.27 ERA.
That's because he's not a pitching prospect (in my view).
Would you have said the same thing about Motte early? I'm just trying to get a bead on him. Seems like he has the potential to throw pretty hard... definitely on the reliever track. That doesn't make him a prospect by any definition of a prospect, but he's still interesting to me. There have been several players who have made the switch from catcher to RP in the last few years and I doubt any of them were viewed as prospects in their first seasons as pitchers either.
From what I can tell he only made QC because they were being nice to him after they switched him. I would expect sketchy results for awhile, but maybe settling in better for the 2nd half of the season. If he does that, we might have something. If he doesn't then we should probably just forget about him (as fans) and hope he surprises us later.
Edit: In his last 5 outings, he hasn't been that bad. 7 ip's. 2 er's. 5 bb's. 7 k's. The K's are encouraging. Who knows about the walks. He's been a pitcher for a month. Control is going to be awful for awhile. I'm going to keep my eye on him out of sheer interest.
Q: What year is it?
A: Ty Wigginton