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Mike Leake

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

W-L

5-4

ERA

4.38

WHIP

1.26

K

65

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Projection systems typically suggest that Leake overperforms his component stats, usually because he's a groundball pitcher (53.4% of batted balls against Leake in 2014 were on the ground) with a good...

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2015 ADP:  326.93

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/12/1987   BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: Arizona State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Leake Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $9.775 million contract with the Reds in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

June 29, 2015  –  Mike Leake News

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Leake was staked to 11 runs in the first three innings Monday against the Twins but failed to get the win, as he lasted just four innings and allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out five.

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Mike Leake Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 22 MAJ CIN 24 22 0 138.3 158 65 19 91 49 8 4 0 0 0 4.23 1.50
2011 23 AAA LOU 2 1 0 7.1 12 8 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 9.82 1.69
2011 23 MAJ CIN 29 26 0 167.7 159 72 23 118 38 12 9 0 0 0 3.86 1.17
2012 24 MAJ CIN 30 30 0 179.0 201 91 26 116 41 8 9 0 0 0 4.58 1.35
2013 25 MAJ CIN 31 31 0 192.3 193 72 21 122 48 14 7 0 0 0 3.37 1.25
2014 26 MAJ CIN 33 33 0 214.3 217 88 23 164 50 11 13 0 0 0 3.70 1.25
2015 27 MAJ CIN 16 16 0 100.7 100 49 14 65 27 5 4 0 0 0 4.38 1.26
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3-Year Averages     31 31 0 195.2 203 83 23 134 46 11 9 0 0 0 3.83 1.28
Career  (View All)     163 158 0 992.3 1,028 437 126 676 253 58 46 0 3.96 1.29

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Mike Leake Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 29 Min 4.0 9 7 7 1 1 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.38 1.26
Jun. 24 @Pit 7.0 8 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.91 1.21
Jun. 19 Mia 7.0 2 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.01 1.22
Jun. 13 @ChC 5.0 5 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.35 1.26
Jun. 8 Phi 6.0 10 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.29 1.27
Jun. 3 @Phi 8.0 3 2 2 0 2 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.40 1.23
May. 27 Col 5.0 9 6 6 2 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.66 1.30
May. 22 @Cle 4.0 7 5 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.14 1.23
May. 16 SF 5.0 11 9 9 3 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.62 1.10
May. 11 Atl 6.0 8 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.36 0.97
May. 6 @Pit 8.0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.47 0.87
Apr. 30 @Atl 8.0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.03 0.90
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 19 9 9 1 4 17 1 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 4.50 1.28
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
37.0 37 17 16 2 7 31 2 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 3.89 1.19
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
73.0 80 38 37 9 19 43 2 1 0 5-3 0 0 0 4.56 1.36

Mike Leake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201523536145912010.273
2014392542110530110.290
201340355249815311.263

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015186291341904.241
20145101102911222213.242
201339867249518210.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201545.7220381796.111.64
201499.3660922473.261.16
201390.06506521154.001.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201555.0320271052.950.95
2014115.05707226164.071.32
2013102.3820572762.811.27
Mike Leake Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 22 MAJ CIN 24 22 138.3 5.92 3.19 1.86 1.24 1.62 75.5% 88.7 MPH 4.23 4.80 .317
2011 23 AAA LOU 2 1 7.1 6.34 0.00 0.00 3.80 44.4% 9.82 7.28 .375
2011 23 MAJ CIN 29 26 167.7 6.33 2.04 3.11 1.23 1.56 71.8% 89.1 MPH 3.86 4.40 .277
2012 24 MAJ CIN 30 30 179.0 5.83 2.06 2.83 1.31 1.69 69.9% 89.6 MPH 4.58 4.53 .310
2013 25 MAJ CIN 31 31 192.3 5.71 2.25 2.54 0.98 1.71 76.8% 90.2 MPH 3.37 4.19 .290
2014 26 MAJ CIN 33 33 214.3 6.89 2.10 3.28 0.97 2.29 73.4% 90.7 MPH 3.70 3.95 .306
2015 27 MAJ CIN 16 16 100.7 5.81 2.41 2.41 1.25 2.58 69% 91.0 MPH 4.38 4.58 .282
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.3 6.29 2.18 2.88 0.93 72.5% 3.80 3.87 .302
Rest Of Season     0 17 107.1 6.29 2.19 2.87 1.00 73% 3.80 3.98 .300
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3-Year Averages     31 31 195.2 6.18 2.12 2.91 1.06 73.5% 3.83 4.07 .302
Career     163 158 992.3 6.13 2.29 2.67 1.14 73.1% 3.96 4.28 .298

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2015 Stat Review for Mike Leake    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.41 K/BB
WEAK
5.81 K/9
POOR
2.41 BB/9
AVERAGE
91.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.58 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.38 ERA
POOR
1.26 WHIP
WEAK
4.58 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.282 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
69.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Mike Leake: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leake (5-4) pitched very well Wednesday, giving up just two runs in seven innings in a win over the Pirates. He allowed eight hits and struck out five without walking a batter.

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Leake turned in a gem Friday night, tossing seven shutout innings in a 5-0 win over Miami. He allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out seven.

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Leake will start Friday against the Marlins.

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Leake's start Thursday has been postponed due to rain, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Leake gave up three runs on five hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Saturday night.

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Leake scattered 10 hits in a quality start victory Monday against Philadelphia, as he allowed three runs (two earned) with four strikeouts and one walk.

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Leake struck out a season-high-tying nine Phillies through eight innings Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in a no-decision.

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Leake (2-4) gave up six runs on nine hits and a pair of walks in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

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Leake was shelled for five runs on seven hits, while walking five without recording a strikeout over four innings of a 7-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

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Leake got pounded to the tune of nine earned runs in five innings pitched in the 11-2 loss to the Giants on Saturday.

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Leake had another dominant outing Monday against the Braves, allowing just one run in six innings but only striking out one batter.

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2015

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2014

Despite multiple calls for manager Dusty Baker to pull Leake from the rotation, Baker persisted and kept Leake in there and was rewarded with a solid bounce back season, as Leake posted a 3.37 ERA and 1.25 WHIP while making 31 starts. However, there are some warning signs for those looking to invest for 2014. Leake is a pitch-to-contact hurler, cut out of the Bronson Arroyo mold. His strikeout rate remained perilously low (15.2%) and he struggled down the stretch with an extended workload, posting a 4.39 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over the last 60 days. Because he's well below league-average for a fantasy starting pitcher in strikeouts, Leake relies on the team context to provide value, and chances are the Reds will decline a little from the last two years, so he may not match the 14 wins he netted in 2013.

2013

Leake has become a poor man's Bronson Arroyo on the mound, striking out just 5.8 K/9 last year while allowing 1.3 HR/9. By the time September rolled around, it was clear that Homer Bailey's spot in the rotation was secure for the playoffs and that Leake was the fifth starter and thus the odd man out in the playoffs. Johnny Cueto's ill-timed oblique injury pressed Leake into service and he was woefully inadequate against the Giants. The 2013 season presents a big challenge to Leake in saving his rotation spot, as prospects Anthony Cingrani and Daniel Corcino are knocking at the door. At least Leake can hit, though the value of that skill is diminished considerably if he's working out of the bullpen.

2012

After an embarrassing shoplifting incident and a brief demotion in May, Leake once again outperformed expectations (and his component numbers) before getting shut down in mid-September. He's still not a dominant starter (6.33 K/9IP), but he has excellent control and ended up with modest improvements in his component numbers. He's unlikely to ever become an ace, but he could maintain a reasonable career as a third or fourth starter. When looking at his numbers, keep in mind that he has just two minor league appearances in his professional career.

2011

Leake helped keep the Reds afloat early in the season when they were scuffling with Aaron Harang's slow start, but he declined sharply in the second half with a 6.91 ERA after the All-Star break. His drop-off can in part be attributed to fatigue, having never pitched as many innings as he did in his rookie season after bypassing the minors, and in part because he was overachieving to begin with - his xFIP ERA for April and May was nearly two runs higher than his actual ERA, and he faced only two above-average NL offenses in that stretch. Leake will have to earn his spot in the rotation in spring training, following the emergence of Travis Wood last season. He might very well begin 2011 in Triple-A Louisville.

2010

The Reds drafted Leake with the eighth pick in the 2009 draft, with the expectation that he'll advance fairly rapidly. Leake sits between 88-92 mph with his fastball, but he has a complete four-pitch arsenal that also includes a curveball, slider and changeup. Further, he commands his pitches well and didn't show any hesitation to throw any of his pitches regardless of the count during a very successful collegiate career at Arizona State. His ceiling isn't as high as others in this draft class, but he'll ultimately profile as a No. 3 starter type. Look for him to debut in 2011.