Leake proving he has the stuff to succeed 

May, 11, 2010
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"The reason you pick him in the top 10 is because you think he's going to be contributing in the big leagues by August. If he's not, maybe you made a bad pick."

Those were the words of one front office executive after the Cincinnati Reds made right-hander Mike Leake the eighth overall pick in last year's draft. Well, it's safe to say that it was not a bad pick: Leake beat that time frame by four months in jumping to a major league rotation directly out of college (with a quick stop at the Arizona Fall League).

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