Reds Notes: Wells, Chapman, Leake, Balentien, Miles

A few Reds-related items to round up:

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I was so happy to hear that Mike Leake made the rotation. First since 1994 to go straight to the Majors. I was just estatic.

  2. philpbarnes 5 years ago

    I’ll add Mike Leake to my ‘to-watch’ list for this year then :-)

    Good luck to the kid.

  3. Ethanator99 5 years ago

    Man I’m excited about Leake. ROY ROY!

  4. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    I don’t know about Leake. He’s a good pitcher, but I think he should spend at least a month or so in the minors. Maybe that’s just me, but I think it would be good for him.

    Chapman and Strasburg both had nice Springs, but they’re going down to the minors. I understand that Chapman had a bit of an injury and the Nats have more options to fill that last spot in the rotation until Strasburg is ready, but still.

    Either way, I’ll be rooting for Leake to perform well…except when he’s playing against the Cubs.

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      I wholeheartedly agree with you. I’m surprised the Reds aren’t at least trying to delay his arb clock a bit.

    • baseball1 5 years ago

      Dusty is just lickin’ his lips with that young pitcher to mess all up!

      Joking haha, I wish the kid luck he’s gonna need it without minor league experience

    • Generally I would agree with you on a pitcher needing time in the minors, but this kid isn’t the stereotypical power pitcher who has command issues or needs to develop another pitch. Leake can throw 4 pitches for strikes and he throws them all with command and confidence. His ceiling is probably a #2/3 starter if he reaches full potential and confidence is not an issue with this guy. He is close to being as good as his body will allow so I expect him to have a fairly successful year. He has a very quiet confidence that he has portrayed since he was drafted. He is fit to handle the ups and downs of the majors imo

      • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

        All of that may be so, but a young player going down to the minors is just a part of the game. That’s how it works. That’s why there hasn’t been a pitcher who has skipped the minors since 94 and that pitcher was Dreifort who ended up being a complete and total trainwreck. When it comes down to it even the best pitchers spend time in the minors.

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    Having Dreifort mentioned in the same sentence is never good. EVER! Why did the M’s front office not listen to Lou and draft him? :)

  6. JaY_Patel 5 years ago

    WHat was Mike Leake Spring Training Numbers (Giants fan here)

  7. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    mike leake aka christmas tree coming soon!!!

  8. Yankees10 5 years ago

    Wow very suprising that Leake made the rotation.

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