We love Brent Strom here at TCB. He should be the first assistant coach to go to the baseball Hall of Fame, so remarkable are his accomplishments.
Just a quick refresher.
Dallas Keuchel, two years before Strom (BS) 5.20 ERA. Dallas Keuchel, two years after Strom (AS) 2.69 ERA. Cy Young winner.
Will Harris, BS, 4,26 ERA. AS, 2.51 ERA.
Collin McHugh, BS, 8.94 ERA. AS, 3.63 ERA.
Charlie Morton, BS, 4.54 ERA. AS, 3.36 ERA.
Gerrit Cole, BS, 3.50 ERA, AS, 2.68 ERA.
These are just a few. Even Justin Verlander had two of his very best years with the Astros deep into his mid-thirties, a dramatic career renaissance.