Here's an excerpt from my latest article, in which Bailey was mentioned.
Homer Bailey, SP, Cincinnati Reds
Final line: 13-10, 3.68 ERA, 168 K, 1.24 WHIP
After being selected seventh overall in the 2004 MLB amateur draft, Bailey simply couldn’t live up to the expectations placed upon him by fans, the Reds organization and the media. He may not be a prototypical ace, but Bailey’s progression is very intriguing going into next year. What’s more is that he threw the seventh no hitter of the 2012 season against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his final start before the playoffs begin. When the Reds needed him to be at his best, he didn’t disappoint them at all.
Bailey stats over the past month: 40.2 IP, 3 W, 39 K, 1.99 ERA, 0.79 WHIP
Bailey can be a very effective pitcher if he is able to command his pitches, that 0.79 WHIP shows just how sharp he’s been for the Reds. I look forward to seeing him in the playoffs and beyond.
His line today against the Giants: 7 IP, 1 hit allowed, 10 K, 1 ER, 1 BB.
I know he was inconsistent throughout the year, but I really think he can be a stud with an ERA around 3-3.5 next year and beyond.
Last edited by dmvincent; 10-09-2012 at 11:32 PM.