Originally Posted by nate
I dunno, he has a .270 BAA against with a .300 BABIP. That may've been the case earlier in the season and may be the case once he adjusts but right now, I think he's getting "centered" and "contacted" with much greater frequency. Those are the two things that Harang had problems with when he was pitching.
Going forward for this season alone, I'd rather have Harang, if healthy, out there than Leake. I think Leake is getting tired, which is resulting in more meatballs than usual. That should only get worse as the season drags on.
However, I think next year, if shut down on time this year, Leake could become a true TOR starter. He had a lot of learning to do this year, and had to deal with missing turns and extra days of rest. Put him on a regular schedule, with a full season of experience under his belt, and there's no knowing how good he could be.