Re: MLB Thread 2013
Every game we play without Jason Heyward feels like a coin-flip. Got a bit lucky tonight with Elliott Johnson (of all people) driving in our only 2 runs on a ball that looked like it should've been run down and caught. Only 3 hits the entire game and still won because of Alex Wood.
He had some command issues (4 walks) but still put together another solid start. His mechanics and delivery are bad and awkward as f**k, but he's been really good in April: 5 starts, 30.0 IP, 20 H, 3 ER, 28 SO, 9 BB, 0.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP.
He's just 22 years old, too, although I still don't see him ever being more than a really good #2 or #3 type pitcher. Right now Atlanta has 3 or 4 very good young pitchers, but none of them have legit ace type stuff/potential in my opinion. I mean Minor and Teheran are pretty close, but not anyone considers true aces. If any of them do get to that level, it'll probably be Teheran.