I just heard Buck on SVP and he dropped the "we expect Gausman to compete at the highest level this season" quote
Most interesting part is that we have a really deep starting staff. So if they see him cracking the rotation this year, that means something.
Hammel and Chen are locks
Gonzalez and Tillman are 90% guarantees to start.
Then battling for the 5th spot we have Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, Steve Johnson (who finished hot as hell last year) Tshoysui Wada (our big FA signing last year but had TJ surgery) Zach Britton a former BA Top 25 prospect. Bundy the top pitching prospect in baseball, Jair Jurrens who is one year removed from being an all star and Gausman.