Scouting the prospects the Reds acquired for Leake

BY foxsports • July 31, 2015

The Cincinnati Reds traded starting pitcher Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for two prospects, first baseman Adam Duvall and right-handed pitching prospect Keury Mella. 

Headlining the deal is Mella, the No. 5 overall prospect in the San Francisco Giants system according to MLB Pipeline. Signed out of the Dominican Republic, Mella "has best combination of stuff and pitchability among Giants mound prospects," according to

The right-hander was 5-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 16 starts at the Giants Class A Advanced California League affiliate. In 81.2 innings pitched, Mella struck out 83 while walking just 26. 

Also included in the deal for Leake, first baseman Adam Duvall. The Giants selected Duvall with the No. 23 pick in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB Draft and since he has advanced through the Giants minor league system. 

Last season, Duvall played 28 games with the major league club, hitting .192 with a .234 OBP and .342 SLG. This season, with the Giants Triple A affiliate, Duvall is hitting .279 with a .323 OBP and .545 SLG. In 402 at-bats, the first baseman has 112 hits, 25 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs and 80 RBI. 


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