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 great stuff. As Doug said, he's got four quality pitches and plus-plus command. Great stuff isn't just defined by how hard you throw. Don't expect to see him in High-A because the Reds have already said he'll begin the season in Double-A Carolina.