Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
IMO, you summed it up perfectly. It wouldn't surprise me if his K/IP rate is the highest it will ever be.
What evidence do you have for that? He had a couple of good starts last year for the Reds, and he has now turned into a good #5 pitcher for the Padres. He has an era under 4, and a very good bb to k ratio. He has been mentioned in my local paper as a contender for Rookie of the Year. He may yet prove to be a marginal starting pitcher, but right now it looks like the Padres robbed us blind in that trade.