Jun. 9, 2019

Kumar Rocker : A Generational Baseball Talent

Every generation has a baseball pitcher who is a once in how many millions talent. That generational pitcher who excels beyond the measure of all current baseball pitchers. You see those names etched in baseball historical glory, names like Leroy Satchel Paige, Walter Big Train Johnson, Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Robert Bullet Bob Gibson, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and Pedro Martinez. You have baseball pitchers who had fleeting success only to have that success derailed by circumstances beyond their control like J.R. Richards, Dwight Gooden, and Jose Fernandez. Last night a new dawning of baseball greatness appeared on the horizon in the form of a Vanderbilt University, Kumar Rocker, who pitched a 9-inning no-hitter while striking out 19 Duke University players in the Super Regional contest. It will be another 3 seasons before Kumar Rocker is able to throw a professional pitch and a lot can happen between then and now. However, if the cards fly right and his ability to escape injuries happens. I truly think Kumar Rocker will be the new "it" that major league baseball needs to draw in the crowds to the stadiums across the country. Watching the wind-up of Kumar Rocker's I got the feeling that Bullet Bob Gibson had been reincarnated. His compact delivery with no wasted movement generates enormous power on his fastball and already he has a plus, plus major league ready curveball. All he needs now is the ability to perfect his game even more and watch out Kumar Rocker is coming strong.