Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
On any given year the ML average for a starting pitcher is a GB% of 45. Leake hovers around 48%. If one wants to talk about being a true GB pitcher stat looking at guys who are above 50%.
Leake induces GBs a little higher than average but it's not like he's a GB machine. If that is the peg his supporters are hanging their hats upon, I hope they wear visors.
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