Under-appreciated Chad Dotson 12/17/2005 1 Most under-appreciated Red of the last thirty years? Mario Melvin Soto. Discuss. Share this:TweetPocket One Response Ken 12/17/2005 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.