Originally Posted by kaldaniels
So Leake came into today with an xFIP of 3.66.
Without bashing the metric, can any one offer up a reason for his poor results?
I can try, though I'm probably not the one who is best suited to tackle this one.
Leake's actual ERA is much higher than his xFIP mostly because he has a HR/FB rate of over 16%. I believe league average is around 10%. Leake is sporting a career percentage of 14.4%, some of which can be attributed to GABP, but certainly not all of it. Seems that when guys lift balls against Leake, they lift them pretty darn good.