Re: In retrospect, how good was Latos season in 2012?
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.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN