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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Wow.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Why was Eric Davis laughing when Selig announced the selection?

    I'm OK with the pick.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Im very upset about this. Leake is nice but Matzek and Crow still being there upsets me
    2009 Redszone MLB Mock Draft

    1st Round - Steven Strasburg

    1st Round - Matt Purke

    2nd Round - Brett Jackson

    3rd Round - Kent Matthes

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Reds go with the sabermetric-friendly pick, hmm? Billy Beane would likely approve.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    He was my number 3, but i understand the pick.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    150 strikeouts in 132 innings. He has a lot of sink in his pitches.
    Stop! Heisey time!

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    great

    go reds....
    2010 Mock Draft Selections (picking for Rays)

    Bryce Brentz
    Brandon Workman
    Kris Bryant
    Matt Lipka
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    I like it (I think).

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Scouting report on Leake from Mlb.com:

    Biographical Data
    Player Name: Mike Leake
    Position: Starting Pitcher
    School: Arizona State University
    School Type: College
    Academic Class: Junior
    Birthdate: 11/12/87
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Bats: Right
    Throws: Right
    Report Date: 02/26/09
    Game: Missouri


    Focus Area Comments
    Fastball: Leake threw his fastball from 88-94 mph. It sat comfortably around 91 mph.
    Fastball movement: There was above-average sink and plenty of side-to-side movement, with some run to it. He changes arm angles for different looks.
    Slider: It's a hard, downward slider, thrown 79-82 mph.
    Curve: An average offering ... not an out pitch. He can throw it for strikes in the 73-76 mph range.
    Changeup: Close to a plus pitch and he'll throw it at any point in the count.
    Control: He has plus, plus command, perhaps a 70 on the scouting scale.
    Poise: It's a plus, plus attribute. He has the presence to pitch in the big leagues right now. He's more of a lead-by-example guy -- soft-spoken, but confident.
    Physical Description: Leake is an undersized righty, but is athletic and strong, kind of like a Tim Hudson type.
    Medical Update: Healthy.
    Strengths: Four pitches that are all usable and the ability to command all of them extremelly well. He's extremely durable, having thrown as many innings as just about anyone in the class over the past few seasons.
    Weaknesses: There's a little hip turn in his delivery, but it doesn't affect him. There will be those who'll be concerned about his size.
    Summary: As a six-foot righty, people may want to overlook Leake as a big-time pitching prospect, but they might be missing the boat. He can throw four pitches for strikes and his poise is off the charts. He may not be that big, but he's athletic, strong and durable with an extremely efficient delivery. He's done nothing but perform with the Sun Devils and whoever looks past his size could have themselves a steal.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    I admit I would have liked to see Aaron Crow, but I'd rather have Leake than a high school arm.

    Somewhere the Houston Astros are clawing their terrible claws and gnashing their terrible teeth at not having the short righthander on the board.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    If they were serious they would have paid Matzek.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Look at those numbers. He was in the Pac Freaking 10. Kid is gonna be a quick mover, and be in the middle of our rotation in a year or two.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Mike Leake! Excellent pick. I like it.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    I am thrilled. Leake is a terrific pick, imo, maybe the safest bet on the 1st round board. Great arm and good pitching attitude - all bulldog.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Plus, his brother Kelly Leake was really good. ;-)


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