I get that kind of feeling from Luke Hochevar. His problem is that he's dealing with a much more talented Twins team, and maybe the worst Royals bullpen ever. He's guaranteed ND's and losses when he is left out there because the Royals don't trust their bullpen, and leave their starter out there one inning too long.
But this kid looks special to me.
He's 26 years old; he's big (6' 5") and he's got a rocket arm--he hits 97 mph on the gun, and with Jason Kendall calling pitches, he's got a guy who is going to know the right pitch, and when to throw it. He's already given the Twins some fits, going 1-0 in two starts.
He's not perfect, obviously--just last year he was a rather suspect 7-13 with a 6.55 ERA. But watching the guy pitch makes me think that he may not be the next Cy Young winner for KC, but that he will have the kind of year that makes an AL East Team pay him buckets of money in a year or two. You heard it here first.