"This year, he has better command of all four pitches than he did at this time," Lord said. "Last year, you saw a good arm. You saw the stuff. But this year, he's got more command of that stuff. We kind of say that on the heels of a game that didn't quite go his way, but it's true. He's a little bit more polished than he was this time last year, and you see a guy that's got better preparation habits than he had this time last year, so you see some of the maturity, some of the growth, some of the development that you're looking for.