Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I can't agree with this more. I can't believe how much Reds fans are selling Leake short. He's not a flame-thrower, but he's got FANTASTIC stuff. Movement like crazy on everything. I fully believe he's got top half of the rotation kind of stuff. Not "ace", but a solid #2.
The Reds don't seem to be selling him short though. Presumably Leake is part of the reason Chapman is scheduled to close this season.
That said, I don't agree that he's got top of the rotation stuff. He can throw four pitches for strikes which means he doesn't have platoon splits (that's an important thing). He may be able to burn innings.
Thats different than a ceiling of TOR.
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