Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
Maybe it is just me, but if his average FB is 89, then maybe what I was seeing was when he tried to throw harder. it SEEMED to me to be very straight when thrown harder. maybe he gets more movement at his average speed. But he's giving up a lot of HR's. He's a reputed groundball pitcher that is giving up a lot of HR's. That tells me his best pitch ain't working.
but that's just my opinion. I didn't like the Leake pick when it happened. And his stellar rookie year was mostly and unsustainable babip early on, after June in 2010, he was exposed for his inexperience. Which is natural. However, has he actually improved? I don't see that he has. Can he? maybe.
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