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Mike Leake

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

W-L

11-13

ERA

3.70

WHIP

1.25

K

164

SV

0

2014 Preseason 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.

September 26, 2014  –  Mike Leake News

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Leake struck out eight and walked two while giving up one run on three hits over seven innings against the Pirates on Friday.

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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
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3-Year Averages     30 29 0 179.7 184 78 23 118 42 11 8 0 0 0 3.91 1.26
Career  (View All)     147 142 0 891.7 928 388 112 611 226 53 42 0 3.92 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
Sep. 26 Pit 7.0 3 1 1 1 2 8 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.70 1.25
Sep. 20 @StL 5.0 6 6 5 2 2 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.78 1.26
Sep. 14 @Mil 6.0 8 3 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.65 1.26
Sep. 9 StL 6.0 8 3 3 0 0 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.62 1.24
Sep. 4 @Bal 4.0 7 7 7 3 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.59 1.23
Aug. 29 @Pit 7.0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.22
Aug. 23 Atl 6.7 2 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.51 1.24
Aug. 18 @StL 7.0 7 4 3 0 1 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.25
Aug. 13 Bos 5.0 8 5 5 1 1 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.59 1.26
Aug. 8 Mia 7.0 5 2 2 1 4 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.42 1.24
Aug. 3 @Mia 6.0 3 1 1 0 4 5 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.46 1.24
Jul. 29 Ari 7.7 5 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.53 1.24
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 17 10 9 3 7 15 2 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 4.50 1.33
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
35.0 38 20 19 6 8 24 3 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 4.89 1.31
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
74.3 68 32 30 8 21 58 6 4 0 4-4 0 0 0 3.63 1.20

Mike Leake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014392542110530110.290
201340355249815311.263
2012416632311424213.297

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145101102911222213.242
201339867249518210.263
201234153188722313.275

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201499.3660922473.261.16
201390.06506521154.001.23
201287.74505815175.541.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014115.05707226164.071.32
2013102.3820572762.811.27
201291.3440582693.651.28
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
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3-Year Averages     30 29 179.7 5.91 2.10 2.81 1.15 72.9% 3.91 4.25 .293
Career     147 142 891.7 6.17 2.28 2.70 1.13 73.5% 3.92 4.25 .300

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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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3.28 K/BB
GOOD
6.89 K/9
WEAK
2.10 BB/9
GOOD
90.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
2.29 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.70 ERA
AVERAGE
1.25 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.95 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
73.4% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Leake allowed six hits, two walks, and five runs in five innings against the Cardinals on Saturday. He struck out four in the loss.

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Leake allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers and afterward suggested he had a dead arm in the start. "I was trying to find the zone and trying to hit spots, but it was not easy today," Leake said. "I had a little dead arm today. I didn't have the full ability to give full effort today. Dead arm can get you. It's one of those things that's hard to explain, but everybody understands what it is."

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Leake gave up three earned runs on eight hits and no walks with six strikeouts in six innings Tuesday against the Cardinals, picking up his 11th win of the season.

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Leake was torched for seven runs and seven hits in just four innings at Baltimore on Thursday.

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Leake was brilliant on Friday night tossing seven shutout innings while allowing six hits and striking out one, but was left with a no-decision as the Reds bullpen gave up a pair of runs late.

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Leake pitched into the seventh inning, giving up a pair of hits and three walks while striking out six to pick up the win against the Braves on Saturday.

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Leake gave up four runs on eight hits while striking out five over seven innings Monday against the Cardinals.

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Leake (9-11) was roughed up for five runs over five frames in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox. He gave up eight hits and walked one while striking out three batters.

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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.