"We just laid it out," Showalter said. "Here's what we see, here's what we're thinking, and what do you think? He's got to embrace it. It's something he's wanted to do, but the big thing for him was he didn't want to leave the offensive part of it behind. I'm trying to tell him, the focus he's going to have to have on [it]. He's pretty confident about his pitching. So was Mychal. Mychal was like, 'I can do that anytime.' I want to play this out as a player. And [Dariel] is a better hitter than Mychal was.