mike leake goes to giants— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2015
The Giants will reportedly send RHP Keury Mella to the Reds in exchange for Leake, and he's no slouch of a prospect. Baseball America ranked him as the 4th best prospect in the Giants' system prior to the 2015 season, and the 21 year old has backed that up by pitching to a 3.31 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.1 K/9 for A+ San Jose (in a league Reds fans may know as the same bloated offensive one the Bakersfield Blaze play in). In fact, in their recent mid-season prospect ranking update, MLB.com ranked Mella the top prospect in the entire Giants system.
Joining Mella will be Adam Duvall, a Louisville, KY native who is a 26 year old with 126 career minor league dingers who splits time between 1B/3B.
That'll wrap Leake's career with the Reds after being their 1st round pick in 2009. He finishes his Reds career with a 62-47 record, a 3.87 ERA, an even 100 ERA+, and the reputation of having a bat good enough for a few yay-hoos a year calling for him to be the SS/LF/leadoff hitter.
Best of luck back in California, Mike.