When I look at Chris Tillman, I see a prototypical young pitcher – tall, good-sized and a guy who should throw in the high-90’s.
However, during his tenure with the Baltimore Orioles, Tillman has been a bust. Overall, he has been an extraordinarily inconsistent pitcher and fans – along with executives – have been wondering “will this guy ever figure it out? Is Tillman a major league-caliber pitcher, or a Four-A guy?
Tillman, as we all know came to Baltimore in the Erik Bedard trade with the Seattle Mariners several seasons ago. He was considered a centerpiece of that trade at the time - along with Adam Jones - and pegged as part of the future with the Baltimore Orioles.
While Jones has won a Gold Glove, been an All-Star, and is an emerging all-around player in the sport; Tillman has struggled in the organization and has seemingly shuffled between the majors and Triple-A umpteen times.