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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Gutzy + Competitive = Not that talented

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Like him more than White I guess. Not a complete failure of a pick

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Leake was my mock draft pick for the Diamondbacks. He was highly rated.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Leake allowed two homers all year. White allowed ten in fewer innings. My firsthand observation was that Leake was better.
    Stop! Heisey time!

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    I know nothing about this, but a short College SP makes sense for a team that can't keep their players past arbitration...financially, at least.
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Leake...B E A utiful...great pick...not surprisingly, I love this pick

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    I'm guessing the Reds really like the Change as a pitch for GABP.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    Leake was my mock draft pick for the Diamondbacks. He was highly rated.
    Yeah, at 16, right?

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Quote Originally Posted by Schmidty623 View Post
    Gutzy + Competitive = Not that talented
    You don't put up those numbers in the Pac 10 with Guts alone. Kid has good stuff, and will be in the bigs quick.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    Scouting report on Leake from Mlb.com:
    Sounds like Roy Oswalt to me...

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Detroit takes Jacob Turner with the 9th overall pick.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Mike Leake
    RHP | Arizona State
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Height: 6-0

    Summary: Leake is a typical command right-hander, featuring a four-pitch mix (watch scouting video) without a single knockout pitch but with good life on his two-seamer and a solid-average curve. He'll pitch at 88-92 mph, with a hard, late tailing action that makes it more effective than a typical fastball with fringe-average to average velocity. His curve has a short, two-plane break and appears to pop out of his hand, with a break that accelerates as it comes toward the hitter. He throws a hard changeup around 82 mph with a slight tailing action and showed a slider around 79-80 mph with decent tilt. He commands all four pitches and throws strikes, and works very quickly. He's a good athlete who plays some outfield for ASU and fields his position well as a pitcher. Leake's delivery is compact with just a little head movement at the end as he releases the ball. His arm is quick and its path behind his body isn't long, partly due to the fact he separates his hands early as he moves them down from their peak point in his windup. His performance has put him solidly into the middle of the first round, and he should be relatively quick to the majors as a more or less finished product right now.



    Player Grades
    PRESENT FUTURE LOW (MPH) HIGH (MPH)
    Fastball 50 50 88 92
    FB Movement 50 60 -- --
    Command 50 55 -- --
    Control 55 60 -- --
    Curveball 50 50 75 77
    Slider 45 50 79 80
    Changeup 50 50 80 82
    Feel for Pitching 55 60 -- --
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Keith Law (who I don't like but still...) is talking-up Leake on ESPNews right now. Great control, great athlete, good velocity, fast mover through the minors, went a little higher than Law expected but a solid pick in his opinion.

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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
    Sounds like Roy Oswalt to me...
    lol I was sitting there thinking the exact same thing as I was reading that.
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    Re: Official 2009 MLB draft thread (day one)

    He is only 5"11? he is short


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