If you missed it earlier, over at ESPN today, I made the case that Homer Bailey is now an ace. As it turns out, today wasn’t the best day to run that piece, given Homer’s rough outing today, but what are you gonna do?

Go take a look at what I discovered when I looked at Homer’s velocity this year, and the effectiveness of his split-finger. Interesting, to me at least. I don’t know if you can really call Bailey an ace at this point, but I was very surprised when I looked at the advanced metrics in comparison to his peers in the National League.

(I also wrote about Jake Peavy today, but I imagine you are less interested in that.)