|Leake is looking down the barrel of another promising season|
And to help give a better idea of what this upcoming season may hold for him I've dug up projections from four different sources. They are as follows:
And here are their respective projections for Leake:
BG: 8 wins, 127 IP, 4.50 ERA, 2.5 K/BB, 1.13 WHIP
RC: 11-8, 3.81 ERA, 175 IP, 1.26 WHIP, 121 Ks
ZiPS: 9-9, 4.42 ERA, 159 IP, 1.314 WHIP, 113 Ks
ESPN: 11 wins, 4.02 ERA, 188 IP, 1.29 WHIP, 133 Ks
Career avg (2 yrs): 10-6, 4.03 ERA, 151 IP, 1.320 WHIP
From the looks of it, these sources aren't expecting another increase in production this season from Leake. But the good thing for Cincinnati is that they don't necessarily need a dynamite year from their youngster in order to be successful. They'll gladly take 160 innings, 10-12 wins, and a sub-4.20 ERA from their fifth starter with no questions asked. However, I'm fully confident that the ASU alum is capable of more.
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