Our Buddy Greg Rajan has a good article on Jordan Lyles as he prepares for the Futures Game (Sunday night).
Lyles, on the quality of Double-A batters:
“The guys are just more consistent all around, in every phase of the game. They’re better defensively, and there are more quality at-bats from the hitters. Pitchers are more developed and know what they’re trying to do to each hitter. Everybody is more mature...
...I know I’ve got a little bit more time. I don’t feel like I’m being rushed. I’m still down here working on all my stuff trying to get better. Whenever that day (to go up) comes, I’ll be ready."