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Sam LeCure

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

1.80

WHIP

1.40

K

4

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ju...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 206   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 3, 2014  –  Sam LeCure News

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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 4 0 0 5.0 4 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 1.80 1.40
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Sam LeCure
3-Year Averages MAJ   51 1 0 65.3 51 23 5 66 22 2 1 0 1 9 3.17 1.12
Career  (View All) MAJ   173 10 0 249.0 207 95 23 241 96 9 11 1 3.43 1.22

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

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Sam LeCure Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 14 Pit 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 1.80 1.40
Apr. 13 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 11 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 5 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 3 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 1 1.80 1.40
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 3 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 1 1.80 1.40
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 3 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 1 1.80 1.40

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Sam LeCure Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310533916400.167
2012112291220511.208
2011116311319505.186

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013146331534704.264
2012125321126412.232
201119142838635.216

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201335.3111391533.061.33
201233.3210371032.700.90
201137.7110291273.351.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201325.710027912.101.05
201224.0120241303.751.63
201140.010044934.050.90
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 .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 4 0 5.0 7.20 5.40 1.33 0.00 1.00 85.7% 86.4 MPH 1.80 3.40 .284
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Sam LeCure
3-Year Averages MAJ   51 1 65.3 9.09 3.03 3.00 0.69 73.5% 3.17 3.18 .280
Career MAJ   173 10 249.0 8.71 3.47 2.51 0.83 74.3% 3.43 3.66 .285

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

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2014 Stat Review for Sam LeCure    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.20 K/9
WEAK
5.40 BB/9
TERRIBLE
86.4 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.80 ERA
ELITE
1.40 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.40 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.284 BABIP
AVERAGE
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Worst Matchups for Sam LeCure (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Roberts BOS 4 3 2 3 0 0 0 .750 2.250 3.000
Jayson Werth WAS 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Kelly Johnson NY-A 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Billy Butler KC 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 .667 1.667 2.333
Pablo Sandoval SF 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Troy Tulowitzki COL 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Jedd Gyorko SD 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Ronny Cedeno PHI 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Sam LeCure (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zack Greinke LA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Alvarez PIT 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Tabata PIT 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Roger Bernadina CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Amarista SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Brantley CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Schafer ATL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Reyes TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Morneau COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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LeCure pitched a scoreless inning against the Cubs on Saturday, picking up his seventh hold of the season.

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LeCure (general soreness) is available out of the bullpen Sunday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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LeCure was unavailable to pitch Saturday because he was "sore," the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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LeCure struck out the side in the eighth inning against the Angels on Thursday while protecting a one-run lead.

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LeCure has pitched well so far this spring, with a 2.00 ERA in nine innings with a 10:1 K:BB and one homer allowed.

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LeCure did not pitch well again Monday as he allowed two runs, one hit and one walk while recording only two outs.

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LeCure, who has been battling shoulder soreness, threw a bullpen session Wednesday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.