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    High on: Mike Leake

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    Mike Leake is a player I find very interesting at this point in the season. We all know that he's the first pitcher in a very long time to skip the minors entirely, and despite being a top draft pick, he isn't said to have top-notch stuff. In addition, his 2010 resume is quite strange. He has a 3.92 ERA, courtesy of two seemingly dominant (though lucky) starts and one seemingly terrible (though unlucky) start:
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Nice read Nate
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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Oliver sees Leake posting a 3.68 ERA the rest of the way, and while that might be a little optimistic, an ERA around 4.00 (with significant upside) certainly seems attainable
    That would be the best Red pitcher debut since... Scott Williamson? Tom Browning?
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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    That would be the best Red pitcher debut since... Scott Williamson? Tom Browning?
    Brett Tomko, 1997.
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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Brett Tomko, 1997.
    Ruh-Roh.

    Although it would be great if the Reds could trade him for Pujols.
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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    It's really exciting to see the recent surge of success the Reds are having in their farm system.

    If you can make a first round draft pick, have him skip the minors and post around a 4.00 ERA in his first year .. that is amazing. I'll take that every year.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Good stuff, Nate. Thanks for posting it.

    If Leake posts a 3.68 ERA the rest of the way he'll give Jason Heyward some strong competition in the NL Rookie of the Year race.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Good stuff, Nate. Thanks for posting it.

    If Leake posts a 3.68 ERA the rest of the way he'll give Jason Heyward some strong competition in the NL Rookie of the Year race.
    95% of baseball fans know who Jason Heyward is. 5% of baseball fans know who Mike Leake is. I think thats all you need to know when considering ROY.

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    95% of baseball fans know who Jason Heyward is. 5% of baseball fans know who Mike Leake is. I think thats all you need to know when considering ROY.
    The BBWAA votes for ROY, not the fans.
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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    The BBWAA votes for ROY, not the fans.
    I would say the point still stands

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    The BBWAA votes for ROY, not the fans.
    95% of the BBWAA knows how Heyward is. 5% of the BBWAA know who Mike Leake.

    Some writers are good, some are lazy. These are the same guys who give the best offensive players gold gloves at their respective positions aren't they?

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    I'm so intrigued with seeing Leake, that I just got done buying tickets for the Weds game at Minute Maid. I've seen Harangatang & Arroyo pitch live, but I'm really looking forward to seeing Leake.

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    95% of the BBWAA knows how Heyward is. 5% of the BBWAA know who Mike Leake.

    Some writers are good, some are lazy. These are the same guys who give the best offensive players gold gloves at their respective positions aren't they?
    No. They don't vote on the GG. That would be your managers. Equally as ill informed at times, which is quite scary.

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    Ruh-Roh.

    Although it would be great if the Reds could trade him for Pujols.
    So that would be Leake, Stubbs and a couple of minor leaguers for Pujols? I think we're going to need a new stadium to pull that one off. If only Pujols had gone to Moehler.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/bas...ffey_trade_ap/

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    Re: High on: Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    95% of the BBWAA knows how Heyward is. 5% of the BBWAA know who Mike Leake.

    Some writers are good, some are lazy. These are the same guys who give the best offensive players gold gloves at their respective positions aren't they?
    No, that would be the managers.
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"


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