Interesting piece by Corinne Landrey over at Fangraphs today, about Anthony DeSclafani:
An oblique strain at the start of the season kept DeSclafani from making his 2016 debut until June 10th, but since his return to a major-league mound, he’s been fantastic. He’s made 17 starts and he’s yielded three earned runs or fewer in all but two of them. Two weeks ago, he pitched the first complete-game shutout of his career. And, what’s more, he’s maintained the adjustments that he made at the end of last season.
The outlook isn’t all peaches and ice cream, as you’ll note if you read the entire piece, but I remain encouraged by what we’ve seen from Tony Disco this season. I think he’ll continue to progress, and he should be nothing less than a mid-rotation starter for the next good Reds team. Frankly, I think his ceiling is significantly higher than that.
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