Originally Posted by Betterread
Why would Leake be pushed to AAA and Cincinnati (unless there is a current starter traded?) when he is #3 or #4 starter?
I think he will spend a lot of time in AA this year and very likely even start out at high A, unless his stuff is a lot better this year than previously advertised.
Leake has 3 above average pitches with his fastball (good moving 88-92 MPH that touches 94), a plus slider, a plus change up and he also throws a curveball that is at least an average pitch. All of which he can throw for strikes. Toss in his plus control and his upside is incredibly understated.