A full year of Luis Severino? Sign me up.
Everything about this kid should excite you. Following his much anticipated debut on August 5th, Severino posted a 5-3 record with a 2.89 ERA in 11 big league starts.
With the exception of a rough outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, he never pitched less than five innings in a start.
The neat aspect of this 22-year old is that he’s not only considered to be the ace of the future, but one could make the argument that he’s the most talented starter on the team right now.
In 2015, he posted a 3.72 xFIP, 1.20 WHIP, 8.09 strikeouts-per-nine rate and 3.19 walks-per-nine rate thanks in large part to his mid/upper-90’s fastball and wipe away slider. He did all this while showing extreme maturity.
Simply put: we are seeing a kid with a future brighter than the sun. The thought of getting 200+ innings and 30+ starts should have you doing back flips in excitement.