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Should Tillman be considered an ace?


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Yeah, I'm in agreemnet with mcneck. Tillman doesn't have the track record to be considered an ace, but I'm happy to say he's been pitching like one lately. But I mean, even if you just look at earlier this year, he had a pre-ASB ERA of almost 4.

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He's not an ace in the sense that he could be any team's ace, but I'd definitely call him the Orioles best SP.

Well then you could say that about most all pitchers. He is in the top 20 best pitchers in baseball that is an ace. Take away the first few starts this year which were basically his spring training and his ERA over the last year and a half is 3.29

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If you take away his first few starts the ERA drops. He didn't really have a spring training this year.

What's your point?

If you take away the worst portion of every player's season, his numbers improve.

3.66 ERA is good, it's Jeremy Guthrie level, but an Ace is consistently at 3.25 or better.

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His case is getting stronger and stronger. He's going 7+ with some regularity. Tonight he became our first 16 game winner since Mussina. He's won 25 games since last July, with a very good (but not spectacular) ERA. I'd agree he has to put another excellent season in 2014 to really solidify his status as an ace, but he's clearly getting better and better.

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