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

    (Sorry, off topic)

    Would we DH for LEAKE at American League ball parks? If not, we would have this issue if he was taken out early:

    Use of the DH is optional, but must be determined prior to the start of the game. If a team does not begin a game with a DH, the pitcher must bat for the entire game.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_hitter
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    (Sorry, off topic)

    Would we DH for LEAKE at American League ball parks? If not, we would have this issue if he was taken out early:

    Use of the DH is optional, but must be determined prior to the start of the game. If a team does not begin a game with a DH, the pitcher must bat for the entire game.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_hitter
    I DH for him if given the chance.

    He's a pitcher, he had three hits the other night

    Prior to this year this was his slash line

    .274/.308/.348/.656

    This was the NL slash line on average (non pitchers) last year

    .261/.327/.414/.741

    FWIW here are the best hitting pitchers since the division era started, 300 PA's

    Code:
    CAREER
    1969-2012
    P
    
    OPS                             OPS      AVG      OBA      SLG    
    1    Ken Brett                  .698     .262     .291     .406   
    2    Dontrelle Willis           .665     .244     .287     .378   
    3    Mike Hampton               .650     .246     .294     .356   
    4    Carlos Zambrano            .636     .238     .248     .388   
    5    Gary Peters                .615     .229     .268     .348   
    6    Yovani Gallardo            .599     .207     .238     .361   
    7    Don Robinson               .582     .231     .252     .330   
    8    Rick Rhoden                .576     .238     .253     .323   
    9    Bob Gibson                 .574     .222     .250     .325   
    10   Catfish Hunter             .562     .252     .258     .304

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

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I DH for him if given the chance.

    He's a pitcher, he had three hits the other night

    Prior to this year this was his slash line

    .274/.308/.348/.656

    This was the NL slash line on average (non pitchers) last year

    .261/.327/.414/.741

    FWIW here are the best hitting pitchers since the division era started, 300 PA's

    Code:
    CAREER
    1969-2012
    P
    
    OPS                             OPS      AVG      OBA      SLG    
    1    Ken Brett                  .698     .262     .291     .406   
    2    Dontrelle Willis           .665     .244     .287     .378   
    3    Mike Hampton               .650     .246     .294     .356   
    4    Carlos Zambrano            .636     .238     .248     .388   
    5    Gary Peters                .615     .229     .268     .348   
    6    Yovani Gallardo            .599     .207     .238     .361   
    7    Don Robinson               .582     .231     .252     .330   
    8    Rick Rhoden                .576     .238     .253     .323   
    9    Bob Gibson                 .574     .222     .250     .325   
    10   Catfish Hunter             .562     .252     .258     .304
    Those average numbers though include players like votto. High end guys that are not the other option to Leake. Heiseys and Paul's of the world are the guys he would need to better than. That being said he is still not a better option in my opinion. I would not let him bat in DH games but its not a huge gap production wise.

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

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    Yes. But we all know the things Rick is never gonna do!
    He's never going to give you up - that's scrappy!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    He's never going to give you up - that's scrappy!
    Or let you down!
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    Re: Try Leake in LF 2-3 nights a week

    This idea has never gone well for me in Out of the Park, which as we all know, is 1:1 with reality.


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