Watching Means these last few games, there’s little he doesn’t have in his repertoire now. His fastball was consistently 95 mph, with good riding action. He’s reacquired his changeup that we saw all last year. And his curve ball is now becoming a weapon. The slider is still a work in progress, and he hung one tonight that cost him for a homer. It was his only real mistake all night.
So my question is, is this former fringe prospect becoming a top of rotation starter before our eyes? I realize his overall numbers this year were just so-so, but he’s been damned impressive down the stretch. I’m really intrigued by what he might do next year.