Re: Excited about Bailey. Conflicted about Leake/Wood
Originally Posted by SidneySlicker
With all due respect there is no way you can compare Leake to Maddux. From a pitching skillset I guess you can compare him, but Greg Maddux is pretty much without argument, the best location pitcher of all time. After success he got even more calls in his favor. I'm not saying Leake isn't going to be a good pitcher, but I'm not sold that he's a top of the rotation pitcher.
I made that comparison for him while he was still pitching college ball, and still can see it. You think Maddux got those calls early on too, or had that location down pat from day one? I still think Leake will impress and surprise you one day, as he gets experience, continues to learn, etc..I think Wood and Leake have the most promise still of anyone on our staff.
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