It's hard to find an apt comparison for Justin Verlander, who has such fluidity from an ideal frame, and brings a sublime fastball-curve combination with utter ease -- but perhaps Doc Gooden would work. At least from a pitching standpoint.
In terms of stuff, and knowing he belongs, Tommy Hanson reminds his pitching coach of Doc Gooden. Now it's time to just relax and pitch. Just look at the numbers. Plus movement, injuries and how Boston might sort an overstuffed staff.