Originally Posted by Stray
I don't know that he's below average now. I think he's more average...if he could cut out his brain lapses he can still be very good. Even with those lapses he's been better than Arroyo and Volquez this year, minus the part where Homer gets injured on the regular.
Yep. I also think people forget he's still 25 (like 6 months older than travis wood iirc) and he's gotten a little better every year. Folks he's still learning to pitch rather than simply relying on a mid 90's fastball. I don't know that he'll ever be great, but I think if and that's a big if he can stay healthy he's a top of the line 3 or a decent 2.