While he should be on his way to Washington in a couple of weeks for the All-Star Game, Yankees right-hander Luis Severino might be having more than "just" an All-Star season.


Between his personal statistics and how well the team has fared when he takes the mound, the 24-year-old could actually be on his way to having one of the greatest seasons by a pitcher in the long, storied history of the Yankees franchise.

The most consistent ​bright spot in the Yankees rotation this year by some distance, Severino currently has a 12-2 record with a 2.10 ERA. In 111.2 innings pitched this year, he has ​struck out 132 batters while walking only 26, resulting in an outstanding 0.96 WHIP. Most importantly, the Bombers are 15-2 when Severino starts, a mark no other pitcher in the bigs can match.

After adjustments are made for league and ballpark, Severino has an ERA- score of 51, which means his ERA is pretty much exactly 50 percent better than the league average score of 100. If that carried over for an entire season, that would put him just behind Yankees Spud Chandler (50), who pitched to that mark back in 1924, and Ron Guidry, who put up an ERA- of 47 back in 1978.


Severino would have the best single-season FIP- mark, which measures fielding-independent pitching compared to the rest of the league, in Yankees history with 52.

It remains to be seen whether Severino can keep up this pace for the entire season, but what he is doing right now is truly special.