Homer will be better, I said it.
Bringing Leake into this isn't really beneficial to the discussion either. He is on a hot start. It just happens that his hot start coincided with the beginning of his career. If say in July he has an 8 game stretch with an ERA around 7 then the Reds community will be screaming to send him to AAA, it just hasn't happened yet (but it will). Anyone remember when Cueto came onto the scene???
I think there are a lot of similarities between Homer/Cueto right now outside of the numbers, and I agree with a lot of what Sir Charles was saying. The cherry picking stats... not so much
Beni, you can't compare these guys career for career with development. Many are the numbers of pitchers who spent their first few hundred innings getting shelled before learning how to pitch, while few are those that came in instantly to be league average or better. I wonder what a list of tall lanky guys look like on a development track vs a more compact pitcher? That would be interesting... I will give you Homer blew up until the last 8 starts or so of last season, but what does 2007 have to do with how he will pitch in 2010? He has progressed and gone through the ringer. Both are poised to start throwing the rest of this year effectively (even though I think Homer relied too heavily on his FB against the pirates). Just my .02