Re: should Chapman, Leake, Wood pitch out of the pen in 2010?
Originally Posted by TheNext44
There's no reason to pitch Leake in the pen. He's a starter with starter poise and smarts already. The only reason why he's going to the minors at all is to gain strength, which he can't get in the pen at any level. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see Leake in the Reds roster opening day, if he shows that he can go deep into a game this spring.
As for the others, not a bad idea, especially for Chapman. Nolan Ryan was a 100 MPH pitcher that started in the pen and had a pretty long career as a starter.
Really? You wouldn't be surprised to see Leake make the team out of spring training? I would submit he has less than 10 percent chance of making the Opening Day roster.