Can Wade LeBlanc Be Successful? Milton Bradley Suspended, Astros Fire Manager

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Daniel Gettinger in MLB
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This article originally appeared on Friar Forecast. * With today’s victory over the Pirates, Wade LeBlanc is 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA in 34.1 innings. Unfortunately, he has also walked 17 batters, while striking out only 19. LeBlanc’s average fastball speed is under 85 miles per hour. It is rare that a pitcher finds success in the big leagues with such a slow fastball, but it is nearly impossible to do so while also walking a batter every other inning.  In the minors, LeBlanc has never had a control problem, but because his stuff is so mediocre, he might feel like he has to nibble at the major league level.   * The Cubs have suspended Milton Bradley for the rest of the season. I feel sorry for the guy. He played inspired ball for the Padres in 2007 ...

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