- One guy that have been a very good pitcher in the Richmond rotation while not being noticed is Matt Gage. I really feel guilty not including him in the Top 30 let alone in the honorable mention part. His numbers are actually very good. 3.43 ERA with an even better 2.88 FIP, 0.11 HR/9, solid 7.48 K/9, 2.43 BB/9, and .249 batting average against him. Aside from his very awful first start of the season where he allowed 7 ER, Gage has just allowed more than 3 ER in one start and has gone 12 straight starts of allowing 3 ER or less. He really got the components of being an Adalberto Mejia-type of pitcher and in a lot of ways, he reminds me of Mejia. The low 3/4 slot, slight crossfire motion that has deception, good four pitch mix and great feel for pitching as well as good control and command. I should've put him in my Top 30. Maybe I'll edit it maybe not but I think at the end of the season, if he is still dealing, I'm going to slot him fairly high in my Top 30 list. He's good.
I hope you enjoyed reading this edition of Out In Front and Something Extra. I'm still feeling torn if to put Gage on the list or not. I also want to say a big thank you to those who enjoyed reading the contents of my blog.