Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
Originally Posted by Brutus
There have been 132 qualifying pitchers the last 3 seasons in Major League Baseball. Leake is No. 83 in ERA in that span. And that doesn't include all the guys that weren't good enough to stick. That's an average of about 2.7 per team. So at worst, Leake has pitched like a middle-of-the-rotation guy.
There is truly a lot of hyperbole about Leake's (in)effectiveness going on in this thread.
When looking at all pitchers without the defense behind them hopelessly clouding the issue (i.e. looking at FIP-the things a pitcher can actually control), 78% of qualified starters since 2010 are ranked in front of Leake.
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