Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Are you trying to be obtuse?
C'mon, man. He has the velocity in his hip pocket-- he's just chosen not to use it in past years in order to give more movement to his pitches. (There are reports of this pretty much wherever you want to look in the net.) It's more than possible that, as he ages, he will learn how to throw with more movement AND more velocity.
What you're describing would be a rare transformation.
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