Now in his third Spring Training for the Reds, the novelty about Cuban export Aroldis Chapman has worn off quite a bit.

There is still curiosity about the left-hander who can throw a 105 mph fastball, but it's less about the pitcher and more about the role in which he will be throwing that kind of heat.

Starter or reliever? Chapman has the answer in his mind already.

"I am mentally and physically prepared to be a starter," Chapman said through interpreter Tomas Vera. "I feel I've worked real hard to do this. I am thinking like a starter and feel like I will be able to pitch all the innings they want me to pitch here in Spring Training."