AquaMan2342 wrote:Why is everyone so high on Leake over Braden? Am I missing something? Braden has a better FIP and xFIP, pitches in a pitching haven, not a bandbox and has a walk rate that's less than half of what Leake's is. Anybody really think Leake is going to continue to sport a 7.3 HR/FB while pitching in Cincinnati, especially when his K/BB ratio is less than 2? I know he's pitched well as a rookie, but seriously?
Plus if we face a LHP, Braden could pitch till he's blue in the face and still not get the W.