Quote Originally Posted by Fil3232 View Post
Absolutely great to see Richie pitching well again. Anyone have any reports on his stuff/velocity? Any chance he can approach his form of 2004?
Totally agree. I know that I was really bummed when both he and Thomas Pauley both hit the DL and then went in for surgery at almost the exact same time.

Based on just looking at some of his numbers, I'd say that he probably isn't all the way back yet. Before surgery, his K/9 numbers in high-A were pretty solidly in the 8 range. Now it seems to be down hovering in the 4-4.5 range. Hopefully, as he builds arm strength, that number can creep back up to a bit of a higher level.