Originally Posted by TRF
Latos, 39 doubles 3 triples 25 HR's 22 more IP.
Add three more starts to Leake and you are looking at 28 HR's 50 doubles.
That's quite a difference.
Arroyo 41 doubles 0 triples 26 HR's 23 more IP
Bailey 29 doubles 9 triples 26 HR's 29 more IP
Not. Even. Close.
Maybe a better way to look at it would be slugging against instead of raw totals. Leake had the worst Slg% against in all of NL among qualified pitchers. .479
If you break it down home/road though you get a huge difference.
Clearly he has to learn some way to limit the damage at home and then his value would be much higher. That .410 slugging would put him on same level as pitchers like Bailey and Cliff Lee. I have a feeling if he doesn't improve at home he will be traded next off season as he would have much more value to another team than one that plays in GABP. As is he was very good for a 5th starter but I do see room to be more than that. Hopefully he figures it out at home or just does a better job of keeping ball down.