Re: 2012 Breakout minor leaguer
Not sure. I am not one of the guys who is big on talking a lot about ceilings, especially for a pitcher, because who is to say when he is going to stop getting better? Mike Leake certainly does not possess the stuff to be a prototypical # 1 starter, but he might end up being one anyway. Crabbe is a power pitcher who can get his fastball into the 94-95 range. He has the arm to pitch in the big leagues and pitch well there if he dramatically improves his command. He might top out in Double-A but the Reds hope he can help them in Cincinnati some day.