Originally Posted by jojo
A general understanding of pitcher development indicates the transformation suggested is swimming against the current.
I for one do not anticipate a transformation. I think a measured progression is more likely. I think Leake can make some minor improvements and become a solid #3. He's not that far off really. His 2011 season was just a tick below that level. If he can harness what he had that year and improve on it just a bit, he would make a solid middle-of-the-rotation guy for a lot of teams.