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.
"The guy is special."— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 27, 2018
"Top-five pitcher in baseball."
"It just doesn't happen very often."
"Clearly the best pitcher in New York."
No matter how you slice it, Luis Severino is having a season for the ages. pic.twitter.com/lI7NZ6VCyV
*deep breath*— Yanks Daily (@YanksDaily) June 29, 2018
LUIS SEVERINO IS THE BEST PITCHER IN BASEBALL pic.twitter.com/ECfCymiGNO