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Sam LeCure

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

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When a pitcher doesn't throw especially hard to begin with, a dip in velocity can portend negative results. That's what happened to LeCure in 2014 -- his average fastball dropped from 89.3 mph down to...

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2015 ADP:  686.71

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 211   DOB: 5/4/1984   BORN: Jefferson City, MO   COLLEGE: Texas   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Sam LeCure Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3.05 million deal with the Reds in January of 2014.

April 2, 2015  –  Sam LeCure News

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LeCure was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville as part of the Reds' final roster cuts.

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Sam LeCure 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
2006 22 A A 27 27 0 141.2 130 54 12 115 46 7 12 0 3.43 1.25
2007 23 A SAR 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 1.80 0.40
2007 23 AA CHA 21 21 0 110.0 119 51 12 104 46 7 5 0 4.17 1.50
2008 24 AA CHA 27 27 0 155.3 147 59 12 128 58 9 7 0 3.42 1.32
2009 25 AAA LOU 25 25 0 143.3 143 71 17 125 44 10 8 0 4.46 1.30
2010 26 AAA LOU 15 15 1 98.0 98 40 8 87 23 8 3 0 0 0 3.67 1.23
2010 26 MAJ CIN 15 6 0 48.0 50 24 6 37 25 2 5 0 0 0 4.50 1.56
2011 27 AAA LOU 4 0 0 6.2 5 1 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.35 1.13
2011 27 MAJ CIN 43 4 0 77.7 57 32 10 73 21 2 1 0 0 5 3.71 1.00
2012 28 MAJ CIN 48 0 0 57.3 46 20 3 61 23 3 3 0 1 7 3.14 1.20
2013 29 MAJ CIN 63 0 0 61.0 50 18 4 66 24 2 1 1 2 17 2.66 1.21
2014 30 MAJ CIN 62 0 0 56.7 62 24 6 48 24 1 4 0 1 17 3.81 1.52
2015 31 AAA LOU 3 0 0 3.1 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.29
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3-Year Averages     57 0 0 58.3 52 20 4 58 23 2 2 0 1 13 3.09 1.29
Career  (View All)     231 10 0 300.7 265 118 29 285 117 10 14 1 3.53 1.27

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Sam LeCure Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Sam LeCure Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014112241320413.215
201310533916400.167

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014139241142803.333
2013146331534704.264

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.0120231323.861.57
201335.3111391533.061.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.7020251143.771.47
201325.710027912.101.05
Sam LeCure 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
2006 22 A A 27 27 141.2 7.33 2.93 2.50 0.76 74.4% 3.43 3.78 .294
2007 23 A SAR 1 1 5.0 14.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 1.80 0.00 .247
2007 23 AA CHA 21 21 110.0 8.51 3.76 2.26 0.98 74.5% 4.17 4.09 .342
2008 24 AA CHA 27 27 155.3 7.42 3.36 2.21 0.70 75.6% 3.42 3.83 .303
2009 25 AAA LOU 25 25 143.3 7.85 2.76 2.84 1.07 68.2% 4.46 4.07 .311
2010 26 AAA LOU 15 15 98.0 7.99 2.11 3.78 0.73 71.7% 3.67 3.37 .322
2010 26 MAJ CIN 15 6 48.0 6.94 4.69 1.48 1.13 1.47 73.9% 88.6 MPH 4.50 5.16 .309
2011 27 AAA LOU 4 0 6.2 8.71 2.90 3.00 1.45 100% 1.35 4.33 .258
2011 27 MAJ CIN 43 4 77.7 8.46 2.43 3.48 1.16 1.17 67.6% 90.3 MPH 3.71 3.96 .243
2012 28 MAJ CIN 48 0 57.3 9.58 3.61 2.65 0.47 1.53 74.2% 89.6 MPH 3.14 3.01 .299
2013 29 MAJ CIN 63 0 61.0 9.74 3.54 2.75 0.59 1.28 80% 89.3 MPH 2.66 3.12 .303
2014 30 MAJ CIN 62 0 56.7 7.62 3.81 2.00 0.95 1.49 77.5% 87.4 MPH 3.81 4.31 .334
2015 31 AAA LOU 3 0 3.1 8.71 5.81 1.50 0.00 75% 2.70 3.20 .258
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     57 0 58.3 8.95 3.55 2.52 0.62 77.5% 3.09 3.29 .311
Career     231 10 300.7 8.53 3.50 2.44 0.87 74.8% 3.53 3.76 .295

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2015 Stat Review for Sam LeCure    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
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8.71 K/9
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5.81 BB/9
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0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
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0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.70 ERA
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1.29 WHIP
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3.20 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.258 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Sam LeCure: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

LeCure is among the relievers being considered for the primary set-up role, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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LeCure got the loss Saturday night against the Marlins, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while recording two outs.

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LeCure threw 1.1 scoreless innings in relief Sunday against the Yankees, including working out of a bases loaded jam that he inherited in the sixth inning.

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LeCure allowed three runs (one earned) in the eighth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. He gave up two hits and a walk while striking out two.

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LeCure put out a fire in Monday's win over the Nats, retiring the one batter he faced with a runner on in the seventh inning.

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LeCure still could be part of a closer committee until Jonathan Broxton comes off the DL.

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LeCure and the Reds avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year deal on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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LeCure picked up his first save of the year Thursday against Arizona, working around a couple hits for a scoreless ninth.

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LeCure allowed a rare inherited run to score as well as one of his own in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

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LeCure gave up the game-tying run in the eighth inning Thursday against the Cubs, making three times in the last four outings that he's allowed a run, and the second time in that span that he's blown a lead.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

LeCure has become the Reds' Swiss Army Knife in their bullpen, capable of pitching effectively in multiple roles. His strikeout rate has steadily improved, despite throwing a fastball that averaged just 89.3 mph, in part because he's added a knuckle-curve to his repertoire to great success. It's worth noting that LeCure has had a reverse split the last three seasons and held left-handers to a .167 BA in 105 plate appearances. With a new analytics-friendly manager in Bryan Price, LeCure could have a bigger role in 2014.

2013

LeCure once was a contender for a fifth starter's role, but now he's pretty well settled into a middle-to-long relief role, though he's proficient at that job. LeCure remains a four-pitch pitcher, though he relied more on his curveball than his slider last season, with positive results (4.9 runs above average when throwing the curve). He'll generate a decent number of groundballs and strikeouts, while keeping the ball in the ballpark, an important trait in Great American Ballpark. On that latter note, he ran a little lucky, allowing just three homers, thanks to a 6.5 percent HR/FB rate.

2012

LeCure is a bit of a throwback - an old-school swingman, sporting an old-school mustache. He grew into the role in 2011, striking out nearly a batter per inning while being able to max out his fastball a little higher in relief. This is the extent of his ceiling, however - at age 27, there's no more growth to be had.

2011

LeCure was serviceable for the Reds as an injury replacement starter and long reliever, but that's about the extent of his upside, particularly with a team as deep in starting pitching as the Reds. He has just average velocity, typically working in the high 80s, and relies more on pitchability than pure stuff to get opposing hitters out. He'll battle with the likes of Carlos Fisher for the Reds' final bullpen spot in spring training.

2010

Like organization-mate Carlos Fisher, Lecure isn't a high upside prospect, but rather projects to be a spot-starter or long reliever. He needed two years to get through Double-A, and it looks like he'll need a second season at Triple-A Louisville in 2010.

2009

In his second year at Double-A, Lecure improved nearly everything but his strikeout rate. He's not someone that projects to be an ace, but it's not too hard to envision him picking up a few spot starts in the case of injury, assuming that he doesn't implode with Triple-A Louisville.

2008

Besides elite prospects like Homer Bailey and Johnny Cueto, the Reds have a nice set of second-tier prospects like LeCure and Carlos Fisher that they hopefully can develop a useful fourth or fifth starter from. LeCure has an attractive strikeout rate but needs to cut down on his walks, particularly if he isn't going to become more of a groundball pitcher. He probably has a 2009 ETA, if he makes it.