Originally Posted by dougdirt
Not a single Reds starter induced 50% groundballs last season. Cueto and Leake were both at 48.9%. While that leans them more toward groundball than flyball, it isn't exactly making them groundball pitchers either. 142 pitchers threw 100+ innings last year. Cueto and Leake ranked 40th in GB rate among them. Better than average, but they are still allowing the ball in the air more than it is going to the ground.
Jay Bruce looks a little big for a CF at this point in his career, doesn't he? He was 205 in 2008, according to his rookie card, but is listed at 225 now. I would worry a bit about him doing all that running in center. And it would be crazy, of course, for Jay to lead off