I got touched up a here a couple weeks ago when I called Burton a "poor man's Mariano Rivera." But I'm sticking with it (consider pitch reputoir).
He has gained command of his fastball, which is a cutter, and he runs it hard in on LH'ers. Eventually, LH'ers will struggle mightely against him as they did tonight. He drops in a change around 89 and his slider at 85 is a tough pitch, though he doesn't throw it often. I REALLY like this guy.
Post All-Star break:
20 ip, 13 hits, 12 bb, 18 k, 4 er, 1.80 era
He's getting his command down, still has a bit to work on though. But I really like his future.