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Mike Leake

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

2.95

WHIP

0.89

K

14

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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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, $5.925 million deal with the Reds in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 15, 2014  –  Mike Leake News

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Leake allowed three runs on five hits and a walk Tuesday, but fanned eight Pirates in 6.2 innings to help secure his second win of the season.

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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 3 3 0 21.3 14 7 2 14 5 2 1 0 0 0 2.95 0.89
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mike Leake
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 29 0 179.7 184 78 23 118 42 11 8 0 0 0 3.91 1.26
Career  (View All) MAJ   117 112 0 698.7 725 307 91 461 181 44 30 0 3.95 1.30

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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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
Apr. 15 Pit 6.7 5 3 3 0 1 8 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.95 0.89
Apr. 9 @StL 8.0 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.45 0.89
Apr. 4 @NYM 6.7 5 4 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
21.3 14 7 7 2 5 14 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.95 0.89
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
21.3 14 7 7 2 5 14 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.95 0.89
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
21.3 14 7 7 2 5 14 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.95 0.89

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Mike Leake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201340355249815311.263
2012416632311424213.297
201133161217915111.262

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201339867249518210.263
201234153188722313.275
201136257178015212.240

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201390.06506521154.001.23
201287.74505815175.541.43
201196.39506621113.921.22

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013102.3820572762.811.27
201291.3440582693.651.28
201171.33405217123.791.11
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 3 3 21.3 5.91 2.11 2.80 0.84 3.50 70.6% 90.2 MPH 2.95 3.95 .206
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Mike Leake
3-Year Averages MAJ   30 29 179.7 5.91 2.10 2.81 1.15 72.9% 3.91 4.25 .293
Career MAJ   117 112 698.7 5.94 2.33 2.55 1.17 73.5% 3.95 4.38 .296

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2014 Stat Review for Mike Leake    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.80 K/BB
AVERAGE
5.91 K/9
POOR
2.11 BB/9
GOOD
90.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
3.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.95 ERA
GREAT
0.89 WHIP
ELITE
3.95 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.206 BABIP
LOW
70.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Mike Leake (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lucas Duda NY-N 8 6 2 5 2 1 0 .750 1.625 2.425
Dan Uggla ATL 10 4 3 5 1 4 0 .400 1.400 1.817
Pablo Sandoval SF 14 8 2 3 1 1 0 .571 1.143 1.743
Rickie Weeks MIL 12 5 2 3 0 2 0 .417 1.167 1.583
Tyler Colvin SF 17 6 4 8 1 3 0 .353 1.059 1.448
Buster Posey SF 8 4 1 3 0 0 1 .500 .875 1.375
Gaby Sanchez PIT 8 3 1 3 2 0 0 .375 .875 1.375
David Freese ANA 16 8 1 4 1 1 0 .500 .813 1.342
Andre Ethier LA 12 5 2 5 0 3 0 .417 .917 1.333
Nyjer Morgan CLE 11 5 0 2 0 2 0 .455 .818 1.318

Best Matchups for Mike Leake (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Aramis Ramirez MIL 24 3 0 0 1 4 0 .125 .167 .327
Ike Davis PIT 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 .091 .182 .273
Travis Snider PIT 10 1 0 1 1 2 0 .100 .100 .267
Daniel Descalso STL 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Paul Goldschmidt AZ 9 1 0 1 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Jason Kipnis CLE 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Freddie Freeman ATL 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Humberto Quintero SEA 8 0 0 2 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
James McDonald CHI-N 10 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Amarista SD 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Leake allowed four runs on five hits, walking three and striking out three over 6.2 innings of a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Friday night.

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Leake will pitch the Reds' fourth game of the year.

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Leake (abdomen) pitched two innings in his spring training debut Friday, allowing one run on two hits, while striking out one. "Luckily, I got into a couple of full counts so I could get more pitches," he said.

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Leake (abdomen) had a solid bullpen session Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Leake (abdomen) will resume throwing Monday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Leake is dealing with an abdominal injury and has been scratched from Sunday's scheduled start, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Leake and the Reds avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.925 million deal on Friday, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.

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Leake gave up four earned runs on eight hits and zero walks with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings Tuesday against the Mets.

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Leake (14-6) shut out the Astros for eight innings Tuesday, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out six in a 10-0 win.

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Leake held the Cubs scoreless over 5.2 innings Wednesday to record his career-best 13th win of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.