We don't have anyone - today - that has #1/2 potential but that's somewhat rare. Berrios was our last guy with that kind of ceiling and a lot of people had him pegged as more a #3 type. But Gonsalves, Romero, Stewart and Jay were all on somebody's top 100 list just this offseason. And even with Jay moving to the pen, they still have some upside there (plus Thorpe and some pretty young arms in the low minors that are too far away today). I'm bummed that Jay is being moved but at the same time I think the angst is a bit overblown. We know that not every draft pick will reach it's ceiling although we don't know which ones won't.
I'm not hung up on whether they are a 1/2, I'm hung up on how many guys are anywhere near being viable contributors to the big league rotation in the next 2 years.
Prior to this move it was Gonsalves, Romero, and Jay. (Stewart is a ways off, if even worth talking about) We're down 1/3 of that already. And another 1/3 of that is having a shoulder flare up.
We are burning service time on some of our best young players and that is our situation for young pitching. I'd say the angst is appropriate.