2013 Stats: 22 GS, 3-9, 4.62 ERA, 63 BB, 89 K, 101.1 IP
Domingo Tapia made two very good starts last week. In the first of the two, he allowed two unearned runs and three hits in seven innings pitched, while walking five and striking out four. In the second start, Tapia really showed improved control in five shutout innings of three-hit ball. He allowed only one walk and had three strikeouts as well.
If Tapia can have more starts in which he has effective control and limits the walks, he could possibly turn into a very good pitcher. But again, with Tapia, his biggest weakness is his control, and that will likely be the difference between staying in Single-A or moving up to Double-A and beyond. Hopefully, Tapia works on his control in the offseason and comes back a lot more effective in 2014.
Last Week's Stats: 2 GS, 1-0, 12 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 6 BB, 7 K