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View Poll Results: Mike Leake's future

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  • He is ACE material

    1 2.86%
  • He is a strong 2 guy in our rotation

    25 71.43%
  • He will do okay being a 3 or 4 guy but nothing special

    8 22.86%
  • He is doing it with smoke and mirrors, won't do much long term

    1 2.86%
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Thread: Mike Leake's future

  1. #1
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    Feb 2010

    Mike Leake's future

    Another very nice game last night by Mr. Leake. So long term how do you see this guy?

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    Arbiter of Good Taste OGB's Avatar
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    Feb 2009

    Re: Mike Leake's future

    I picked 2 guy, but I see him somewhere between that and the next option. I don't see him as a Cliff Lee/Matt Cain #2 starter, but I think he could be a decent 2, or one of the better #3 starters in the league.
    I've always liked his poise and pitch efficiency.
    (Referring to Jack Hannahan signing with a Korean team)
    Since there are no teams on the moon, I guess South Korea's far enough from Cincinnati to satisfy me.

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    May 2006
    Chapel Hill NC

    Re: Mike Leake's future

    I picked ACE material, as I honestly think he has that potential and stuff. I watched him in college and was impressed with his pitches as well as fundamental and mental side of the game. I think he can have a very Maddux like career-a good mix of pitches and the smarts to make them work for him. He has more work to do to get there of course, but he is on his way I believe.
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    May 2010

    Re: Mike Leake's future

    somewhere below maddux (way too high of a ceiling) and above arroyo.

    i see his seasonal numbers being a 200+ innining guy with an ERA in the 3.3-3.8 range.

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    Member SidneySlicker's Avatar
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    Dec 2005

    Re: Mike Leake's future

    I put 3 or 4 guy. Mainly because I want to see a full season of him before I make him a bonified TOR pitcher. Last year he hit a wall at the all star break, so i'll be very interested to see how the second half of the season goes this year. As far as his career goes I think he can be an arroyo type innings eater who's era will hover around 4.

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