Who’s Not: Chris Devenski
Jul 21, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; A baseball, baseball glove and baseballs are shown on the infield during batting practice before the game against the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
This is defintietly not who I expected to be writing about for my second Who’s Not in this aritcle. IF uyou would have tolde me one month ago that Devenski would be on this list, I would have called you crazy. I probably would have said that he’d be in AAA right now, as he was that dominant in the first half.
Devenski started the Texas League All-Star Game, and since then it’s been all downhill. Since his start on June 27, his ERA has climbed from 1.16 to 3.09! This was only in five starts! He essentially has ruined a dominating first half by putting up some less than stellar numbers in July.
The Hooks expect that there’s something wrong with Devenski, so they placed him on the 7-day disabled list just a few days ago. Hopefully there’s no serious injury, and he can make it back to be the AA ace that he was a few weeks ago.
I was pretty upset when Jeff Luhnow decided to promote Mark Appel over Devenski a few weeks ago, but maybe he had his good reasons. Devenski hasn’t had nearly as many supporters recently, and is making Luhnow look a lot better.
I was also surprised that Devenski didn’t get dealt, as he really might be a good piece at AAA for another organization. He needs to get his stuff back in order to move up the ranks in this organization, as he now has room to grow in AA.