Re: 9/11/12 - Pirates at Reds: Rolen's Revenge
Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
If Leake has a higher HR/FB, I'd be willing to guess its because the ones he does give up, hitters square up better on because of his soft stuff.
His HR/FB rate each of the past two years has been between 13-14%. That's consistent with a league average of about 11%, with added points since he pitches in GASP.
Very few pitchers sustain a HR/FB rate over 15% for any length of time.
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