Originally Posted by kheidg-
Over Johnny Cueto? That's a stretch.
I'd even say its a stretch to say he could be placed above Leake or Arroyo.
I wouldn't. Outside of IP, I'd say over the past three years, Bailey is pretty much what a pitcher of league average skill looks like. Leake probably squeaks in there as well.
I'd say that's likely to continue.
Arroyo has been more "league below average."
I'd say that's likely to continue as well.
I think Cueto is a better pitcher than Bailey but he (Cueto) has league average to a bit better than league average skill.