Re: Who is Redszone's #4 prospect?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Not me. Leake has the better fastball, the breaking ball, better control and better size (not that either has a size bonus though). Wood has a better change up, but even with that said, Leake has a plus change up.
I'd like to see more of that control against major league hitters. I've seen many guys who have great stuff and "control" as measured by walks in college and then lose it when professional hitters start laying off their breaking stuff and not chasing fastballs out of the zone. I'm certainly optimistic about him, but Wood has done it against upper minors competition when Leake was pitching against Pac 10 opponents at the same age.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.