Dusty seems to be taking his own sweet time deciding on a fifth starter. According to cnati.com, the 5th starter spot is a three horse race between Aroldis Chapman, Mike Leake and Travis Wood. Chapman and Leake have NO minor league experience at all, while Wood has been in the system for a couple of seasons. All three have pitched really well this spring.
Surprisingly, Micah Owings has been effectively removed as an option to start, being kept for long relief work (and his bat). Last season he finished in this role after starting earlier in the year.
I'd like to have the lineup firmed up since opening day is only a week away! If it was up to me, Chapman and Leake would pitch in AA for at least three starts, then probably move up to AAA until the mid-point of the season when a call up might be in order. Wood has earned the shot with his time in the minors already.
If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve!