Originally Posted by dougdirt
Stephenson has absolutely been dominant. He has simply been unlucky at times with balls in play.
He definitely has been of late, but he's struggled at times this year. Call it unlucky all you want, but he has a 3.74 ERA, 7 wild pitches, a 1.17 WHIP.
I could see a promotion in his future if he keeps going the rate he's going, but bad luck doesn't get a dominant pitcher a 3.74 ERA.
What Tony Cingrani is doing this year is dominant. Stephenson isn't quite there yet, but he's clearly well on his way.