Re: Travis Wood and Mike Leake
I always liked Wood. To be fair at the time of the trade Leake looked like much more of a sure thing.
Wood: 106IP K/9 6.45 BB/9 3.40 xFIP 4.61 Groundball% 32.1
Leake: 167IP K/9 6.33 BB/9 2.04 xFIP 3.68 Groundball% 47.7
I think at the time Wood looked more mirage. 32% GB rates in GABP don't survive especially when he was averaging 3 additional walks per 18 innings pitched than Leake.
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