Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I think he's getting a bit lucky right now with the amount of HRs he's given up, but I expect his control to be a bit better so it should even out. I think he'll be solid down the stretch.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:I only saw the first inning and last inning of yesterdays game.
Was he only throwing 92-94? Or did he warm up and get back to his 95-97 he was throwing before?
Matt P wrote:I would even group him with Bundy as an untouchable.
I agree with that statement, if the O's were to deal one of the 4 "cavalry" pitchers Tillman is the one I would want to keep the most.
What's your reasoning behind that?
I like his velocity, command, and offspeed pitches. I like the fact that he's starting to hit his stride this season at age 24 and the fact that he will most likely continue to improve his consistency as he gets more ML experience. I know it's a small sample size this year but I like what I've seen.
As I have said before, I have never questioned what was between his shoulder and his fingertip. My concern is what's between his ears. Once he develops the courage to trust his stuff and become more aggressive with two strikes he could be as much as a #2 SP on a good team. He holds his career in his hands.
Matt P wrote:
Would you mind pointing out where you said this? I remember you saying Tillman is not a legitimate ML starter, will only ever help the O's as a trade piece or a reliever, and that the fact he cannot pitch more than 6 innings consistently at AAA is proof he will not be capable of doing it in the majors, but I do not recall you saying he could be a #2 on a good team.
Matt P wrote:Do you have any idea how hard it would be to put on ten pounds of muscle in one off season? Let alone 10 lbs of muscle only in the legs?