siQ_innovation wrote:I see this kid being the real deal because of some points I noticed when looking at his numbers this season: The kid rarely gives up more hits than innings pitched, and in most cases barely gives up any, the only reason his WHIP is around 1.22 is his tendency to give up BB's. But obviously his control isn't bad because he's fanned 83 dudes in 68 innings. Also, he's never given up more than 2 ER this whole season in a single game. He's only given up 3 HR this whole season (just had to throw that out). He's still young and batters are eventually going to figure out what he does and react to that, but I feel he'll be good enough to change it up and getting them confused again. This kid has the makings of the staff ace in Cincy.
Would that be luck? Because i've watched him. Like yesterday he walked the first and 2nd batters of the inning in 8 pitches but got away with it not giving up a run.