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    Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Why not? I'm only half kidding.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    As of now, he's hitting .500 and his OPS is 1.250. Crazy stuff.
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    I really wonder what would happen. Would running around the OF be bad for recovering between starts?
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    His BA and ERA are going in opposite directions tonight -- rapidly.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    His BA and ERA are going in opposite directions tonight -- rapidly.
    And that is a good thing. Nice job Mike Leake.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    .648 career OPS in 200 PA not including tonight.

    Don't let the smooth taste fool you.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    .648 career OPS in 200 PA not including tonight.

    Don't let the smooth taste fool you.
    For a guy that barely ever gets to swing the bat I'd say that's pretty decent. Imagine if all he did was focus on hitting and fielding? If he weren't such a good pitcher (relative) he could have made it as a position player IMO.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    .648 career OPS in 200 PA not including tonight.

    Don't let the smooth taste fool you.

    Reds current LF collective is sporting a .583 OPS

    I agree that Leake is not an everyday MLB caliber OF but neither are Heisey/Paul.

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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    Reds current LF collective is sporting a .583 OPS

    I agree that Leake is not an everyday MLB caliber OF but neither are Heisey/Paul.
    Xavier Paul had 14 plate appearances this year. He is hitting .286/.286/.500.

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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    Reds current LF collective is sporting a .583 OPS

    I agree that Leake is not an everyday MLB caliber OF but neither are Heisey/Paul.
    I'm not sure I follow the slippery slope argument but it's more likely that those guys combine for a .700-ish OPS in addition to knowing how to play the position.

    Great? No.

    Better than what Leake would probably put up? Very likely.
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    I'm not sure I follow the slippery slope argument but it's more likely that those guys combine for a .700-ish OPS in addition to knowing how to play the position.

    Great? No.

    Better than what Leake would probably put up? Very likely.
    I agree with you.

    Leake wouldn't be an improvement over what we have. I was just trying to point out what we have isn't good.

    Tallest midget and all that.

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    Pass

    It's a nice to have when pitchers see him 1-2 times a year, but he's a pitcher not a OF nor a hitter that rates as good as a MLB OF

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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Meanwhile, Micah Owings is playing left field for Syracuse.

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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Meanwhile, Micah Owings is playing left field for Syracuse.
    Last pitcher to hit a PH HR

    The Reds had a pitcher named Red Lucas in the late 20's early 30's he was a great hitter... for a pitcher. In 1930 as a PH he had 39 ab's and hit .359/.432/.538


    For his career he had 438 PH appearances and hit .265/.326/ .347

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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    I don't think thats a good idea at all. He is a really good hitting pitcher but if he got consistent at bats I really think you'd see him struggle. I could get on board for him pinch hitting every now and again, though.
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