Originally written August 27, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Juan Nicasio had his best start of 2013 on Monday.The Colorado Rockies put plenty of weight on the shoulders of Juan Nicasio heading into the 2013 season.After making a total of 24 starts in his Major League career, and having both of his big league seasons cut short due to injury, Nicasio was asked to be the 4th starter in a rotation that was widely expected to be the worst in the league.Nicasio had never thrown a pitch at Triple-A, called up from Double-A when Jorge De La Rosa was injured in May of 2011, the Dominican was truly still a project when he was forced to make his Major League debut. His fastball was live, but the off-speed pitches weren't there yet. He was talented enough to make the jump and develop at the big league level.That thought may have been true. However, everything changed in August of 2011 when Ian Desmond drilled him in the head with a line drive. After amazingly returning less than a year later, things weren't quite the same. His mechanics were sli...
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