Kam Mickolio, relief pitcher
What happened to him? Will he ever live up to his potential?
Kam Mickolio is a tall (6’9″) pitcher, with limited pitching experience (he was born in Montana and played college ball in Utah), and with a slightly odd pitching delivery. When his delivery gets out of sync, it takes him longer than most pitchers to get it back. He was hurt early in the season, lost his rhythm, and never really got it back. I’m sure he’s hoping that a full offseason and spring will get it back.
I expect Mickolio to have at least one very good year, but I also expect him to have some bad years. I can easily see him having a Kyle Farnsworth-like career, in which 1/4 of his seasons are great; 1/4 of his seasons are terrible, and half of his seasons are actually pretty decent but, because they weren’t a great season, are seen as kind of disappointing. If everything breaks really well for Mickolio, he might have a Mitch Williams-like career.