Daniel Bard's transition to the starting rotation was the biggest question for the Red Sox heading into the 2012 season. But while the questions remain, Bard has all the talent necessary to be a successful starter in the majors.
During the spring, Bard displayed both elite talent on the mound as well as inconsistent command of the strike zone. The 6-foot-4 flamethrower can overpower hitters with his velocity, but at times he offers a free pass instead.
Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley weighed in with his own perspective on Bard's development during Red Sox First Pitch on Tuesday. Eckersly said he thinks Bard has the tools to make a big impact for the Red Sox out of the rotation.
Take a look at the video above to see just what Eck thinks Bard's future in Boston will be.