Is the Ras for real?

Another strong outing for Darrell Rasner, this time against a very daunting Tigers lineup.

Is Rasner really this good, or is he simply having a few lucky starts?

Only time will tell if Rasner is simply having an Aaron Small-style run, but I do believe there is reason for optimism if for no other reason than that Rasner is still a young guy. Many players (pitchers in particular) do not realize their potential until they are his age. Sure, the Ras doesn’t throw 96 and his strikeout rates suggest he’ll never be a top of the order type guy (of course, the same was said for Wang back in the day), but Derek Jeter’s Jon Leiber comparison could be somewhat appropriate. Sure, Leiber is terrible now, but he was a good pitcher for a number of years.

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