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nate
04-27-2010, 09:14 AM
From THT (http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/fantasy/article/high-on-mike-leake/). Excerpt:


Mike Leake is a player I find very interesting at this point in the season. We all know that he's the first pitcher in a very long time to skip the minors entirely, and despite being a top draft pick, he isn't said to have top-notch stuff. In addition, his 2010 resume is quite strange. He has a 3.92 ERA, courtesy of two seemingly dominant (though lucky) starts and one seemingly terrible (though unlucky) start:

REDblooded
04-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Nice read Nate

Scrap Irony
04-27-2010, 12:50 PM
Oliver sees Leake posting a 3.68 ERA the rest of the way, and while that might be a little optimistic, an ERA around 4.00 (with significant upside) certainly seems attainable

That would be the best Red pitcher debut since... Scott Williamson? Tom Browning?

nate
04-27-2010, 01:13 PM
That would be the best Red pitcher debut since... Scott Williamson? Tom Browning?

Brett Tomko, 1997.

TheNext44
04-27-2010, 01:18 PM
Brett Tomko, 1997.

Ruh-Roh.

Although it would be great if the Reds could trade him for Pujols. ;)

REDREAD
04-27-2010, 01:24 PM
It's really exciting to see the recent surge of success the Reds are having in their farm system.

If you can make a first round draft pick, have him skip the minors and post around a 4.00 ERA in his first year .. that is amazing. I'll take that every year.

OnBaseMachine
04-27-2010, 02:40 PM
Good stuff, Nate. Thanks for posting it.

If Leake posts a 3.68 ERA the rest of the way he'll give Jason Heyward some strong competition in the NL Rookie of the Year race.

bucksfan2
04-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Good stuff, Nate. Thanks for posting it.

If Leake posts a 3.68 ERA the rest of the way he'll give Jason Heyward some strong competition in the NL Rookie of the Year race.

95% of baseball fans know who Jason Heyward is. 5% of baseball fans know who Mike Leake is. I think thats all you need to know when considering ROY.

nate
04-27-2010, 03:44 PM
95% of baseball fans know who Jason Heyward is. 5% of baseball fans know who Mike Leake is. I think thats all you need to know when considering ROY.

The BBWAA votes for ROY, not the fans.

Superdude
04-27-2010, 03:59 PM
The BBWAA votes for ROY, not the fans.

I would say the point still stands

bucksfan2
04-27-2010, 04:00 PM
The BBWAA votes for ROY, not the fans.

95% of the BBWAA knows how Heyward is. 5% of the BBWAA know who Mike Leake.

Some writers are good, some are lazy. These are the same guys who give the best offensive players gold gloves at their respective positions aren't they?

_Sir_Charles_
04-27-2010, 04:22 PM
I'm so intrigued with seeing Leake, that I just got done buying tickets for the Weds game at Minute Maid. I've seen Harangatang & Arroyo pitch live, but I'm really looking forward to seeing Leake.

1st row seats right next to the Reds dugout. Nice. :O)

dougdirt
04-27-2010, 04:23 PM
95% of the BBWAA knows how Heyward is. 5% of the BBWAA know who Mike Leake.

Some writers are good, some are lazy. These are the same guys who give the best offensive players gold gloves at their respective positions aren't they?

No. They don't vote on the GG. That would be your managers. Equally as ill informed at times, which is quite scary.

BCubb2003
04-27-2010, 04:38 PM
Ruh-Roh.

Although it would be great if the Reds could trade him for Pujols. ;)

So that would be Leake, Stubbs and a couple of minor leaguers for Pujols? I think we're going to need a new stadium to pull that one off. If only Pujols had gone to Moehler.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/2000/02/10/griffey_trade_ap/

nate
04-27-2010, 04:51 PM
95% of the BBWAA knows how Heyward is. 5% of the BBWAA know who Mike Leake.

Some writers are good, some are lazy. These are the same guys who give the best offensive players gold gloves at their respective positions aren't they?

No, that would be the managers.

Homer Bailey
04-27-2010, 06:16 PM
I just can't believe that Mike Leake already has a drug named after him, and this writer is bragging about using it in his headline.

Tornon
04-27-2010, 06:21 PM
Before his last start, I was beginning to wonder if Leake went 0-0 with a 2.50 era in 30 starts if he would possibly be ROY