Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
Another interesting point.
Bronson debuted in 2000, at age 23.
He didn't really put together a good season until 2004 (age 27)
He followed that good season up with a mediocre season (although plenty of IP)
Then at age 29, he came to Cincy and put it all together.
Now, granted, Bronson didn't get much of a chance in Pittsburg when he was young. However, part of the reason his IP were limited was because he had a pretty high WHIP and a pretty high HR/9. His K/BB ratio was also pretty poor.
So in other words, I submit Bronson as a guy simliar to Leake that improved. However, IIRC, Bronson did throw a little harder than Leake did when he was young. Still Leake has had a better start to his career than Bronson did.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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