Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb believes that the current crop of players have taken baseball onto a whole new level.
Stieb was widely viewed as one of the best pitchers around during the 1980s and early 1990s, helping the Blue Jays climb up the ranks in MLB.
However, in a recent interview with Betway Insider, Stieb was full of praise for how the modern generation of players have moved things forward.
“Look at (Max) Scherzer, (Gerrit) Cole, (Jacob) deGrom, (Shane) Bieber, (Walker) Buehler,” he said. “These guys – just wow.
“Without overstating it, they’re devastating. I’d love to say I threw like them when I was playing, but these guys just seem way better than me.”
Stieb probably does himself a disservice by underplaying his talent, particularly when considering his ability to throw different types of pitches.
His fastball and slider were fearsome weapons for the Blue Jays, contributing massively to their transition from also-rans to World Series winners.
Source: Complete Sports