Interesting piece by Corinne Landrey over at Fangraphs today, about Anthony DeSclafani:
An oblique strain at the start of the season kept DeSclafani from making his 2016 debut until June 10th, but since his return to a major-league mound, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been fantastic. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s made 17 starts and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s yielded three earned runs or fewer in all but two of them. Two weeks ago, he pitched the first complete-game shutout of his career. And, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s maintained the adjustments that he made at the end of last season.
The outlook isn’t all peaches and ice cream, as you’ll note if you read the entire piece, but I remain encouraged by what we’ve seen from Tony Disco this season. I think he’ll continue to progress, and he should be nothing less than a mid-rotation starter for the next good Reds team. Frankly, I think his ceiling is significantly higher than that.