Danny Knobler at CBSSports.com has written an excellent little article on Jair Jurrjens where we have learned that Derek Lowe says that Jurrjens is the team’s best pitcher. That’s high praise indeed. It also seems that many scouts think he’s one of the best young pitchers in baseball who’s a true number two starter now, and could be an ace within five years.
None of this comes as any surprise to most Braves fans. Jurrjens showed us last year what he was capable of. If not for the Braves offense and the bullpen, the whole league would be paying attention to Jurrjens’ season so far.