Most under-appreciated Red of the last thirty years?

Mario Melvin Soto.


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  1. Ken

    I’m a little too young to remember him, but just from looking at his peak year #s, wow. 274 SOs one year, and it didn’t even lead the league! 216 was tops in the NL last year.

    It’s too bad he pitched 1000+ innings ’82-’85. I’m guessing “pitch count” was not part of the equation then. Incidentally, he averaged about 34 starts during those years. I had thought that the Reds had a 4-man rotation back then, but that must be wrong. Either way, that’s a lot of innings, especially for a power pitcher who wasn’t all that big.