STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Felipe Vazquez's 2019 can be best described as a nightmare that opposing hitters simply cannot wake up from. The scary truth is that the dawn is nowhere in sight.
Not when he keeps evolving.
In years past, observers would point to Vazquez as a classic flamethrower-type who could always fall back on his other-worldly velocity should other pitches fail. It's kind of hard not to imagine that Vazquez would default to this mode, as any human being who could throw a baseball more than 100 miles per hour would be tempted.
However, in 2019, Vazquez has flat-out become a complete pitcher, for reasons I hope you'll soon see.