View Full Version : In retrospect, how good was Latos season in 2012?

12-05-2012, 04:12 PM
Looking back on his numbers..14-4, with a 3.48 ERA.

Plus a hella of alot no decisions, and an inflated april and may where he was just downright horrible.

Still, nearly ace like numbers. So glad we traded for him, Walt is a genius imo.

Now, if Latos can be a bit more consistent in the early few months, than I have no doubt he could reach the 20 win plateau. Hell, I bet he could win Cy Young as well one day. Only 24, with tons of talent. Great pick up!

12-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Latos was exactly as advertised. His 2012 was almost identical to his 2011, even with the Petco-to-GABP switch.

He's the kind of difference-making power pitcher the Reds had been lacking for the last decade. Extending him should be a priority.

New York Red
12-05-2012, 05:56 PM
There were a couple games in the first two months of the season in which he got hit hard but our offense picked him up, but other than that he was outstanding. I thought for sure Johnny Cueto was the ace of this staff, but now I'm not so sure. Latos didn't miss a single start and wound up with a 3.48 ERA and only four losses for the entire season, while pitching in the most homer-friendly park in the league. That is bigtime stuff. Then consider he's only 24 years old. Wow.

12-05-2012, 05:59 PM
Pretty darn.

12-05-2012, 07:16 PM
Exactly on par with his career. Slow start and Cy Young caliber pitching the rest of the way. If he could find a way to come out of the gates faster, he's a star

12-05-2012, 07:42 PM
He was excellent. Way better than I expected. Hopefully he can start off on a good note next year and finish the same way he did last year.

Spider Tre
12-05-2012, 10:41 PM
cut out April and he's 13-2 with a 3.09 ERA. despite the rocky start, which he has struggled with through out his career, he did pretty well. a great 1-2 punch in the rotation with Cueto