Originally Posted by Cooper
He's the best 5th starter in the division. He's not dominant but if you throw him up against other 5th starters -i'd take my chances.
While I believe Chapman would have been a better choice, only St. Louis, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, and San Francisco can lay claim to possibly having better value for a fifth man.
Of those, both St. Louis and Atlanta are scratching lottery tickets, with prospects that might
That leaves Washington's Detwiler, LA's Capuano, and San Fran's Vogelsong as contemporaries. Capuano's old and neither Detwiler nor Vogelsong are exactly poster children for consistency. Both have enjoyed mid-career turn-arounds not normally seen in BOR pitchers.
In short, Leake's pretty solid, all in all.