DetroitTigers wrote:What do you guys really feel about Volquez. If you look at his #'s from the past couple season, they really aren't that good...
So does that mean a guy can't improve over the winter?
He's a different pitcher right now, ST or not. He went through the Phils starting lineup, not in one start, but in two starts. They have seen him a couple times through and they could barely do anything against him. I think if he's harnessed his control, he'll be an excellent reward for those who got him late or off the wire.
Talked to some contacts of mine in Cincy and even though they've soured on the team for different reasons, they have been upbeat about Volquez, moreso than Cueto.
With that ballpark, it's tough to see him with an ERA below 4, but he could win 12-15 games and rack up 150K.