Daniel Ponce de Leon
Daniel Ponce de Leon
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Poncedeleon is Italian for swingman. The young righty has been a starter throughout his minor-league career, but the Cardinals used him both in the rotation and out of the bullpen over a small sample of 33 innings last season. His strikeout rate inexplicably soared in Triple-A last season despite the fact it was his second time in Memphis and he had not added a new pitch. He is an extreme flyball pitcher at the upper levels who has a full repertoire of pitches, but not one great pitch in the bunch. Poncedeleon is mostly a fastball/cutter guy these days as his other pitches are easier for hitters to pick up out of his hand. He is best known, so far, for taking a no-hitter into the 8th inning in his major-league debut, but overall made more trips between Memphis and St. Louis than he did starts for the big-league club. He is single-league material and back-end material at that. His stuff simply lacks life. Read Past Outlooks
Still has outside shot at rotation
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 16, 2019
Updating a previous report, Ponce de Leon technically remains in the mix for the final rotation spot despite sporting a 7.71 ERA across 11.2 spring innings, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.
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Ponce de Leon endured a rocky outing against the Astros on Friday, allowing three earned runs across four innings. However, manager Mike Shildt confirmed Saturday that Ponce de Leon will make his next scheduled spring start, giving him one final chance to make his case for a job that still appears likely to go to either Dakota Hudson or John Gant. Shildt is hoping that Ponce de Leon's next appearance will result in a much more even performance than the one the 27-year-old put together against Houston. "It was a long inning, short inning, longer inning, shorter inning," Shildt said. "We want to get more shorter innings, more consistency controlling counts. His stuff's more than fine, obviously."
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-48%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .140 65 18 8 8 1 0 1
Since 2016vs Right .267 67 13 5 16 5 0 1
2018vs Left .140 65 18 8 8 1 0 1
2018vs Right .267 67 13 5 16 5 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-90%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-90%
ERA on Road
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 5.06 1.31 16.0 0 2 0 9.6 2.8 1.1
Since 2016Away 0.53 0.94 17.0 0 0 1 7.4 4.2 0.0
2018Home 5.06 1.31 16.0 0 2 0 9.6 2.8 1.1
2018Away 0.53 0.94 17.0 0 0 1 7.4 4.2 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Daniel Ponce de Leon compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.38
 
K/9
8.5
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
2.73
 
WHIP
1.12
 
BABIP
.262
 
GB/FB
0.91
 
Strand %
77.1%
 
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Out of running for rotation spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 12, 2019
Ponce de Leon is out of the running for the final spot in the Cardinals' rotation, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Working on developing curve
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 4, 2019
Ponce de Leon, who allowed three earned runs on four hits over three innings in a 10-8 Grapefruit League loss to the Mets on Sunday, worked on developing his curveball this winter after using it sparingly last season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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Fans seven in loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 12, 2018
Poncedeleon (0-2) took the loss Wednesday against the Pirates, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk across five innings. He struck out seven.
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Scheduled to start Wednesday
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 10, 2018
Poncedeleon will return to the rotation to start Wednesday against the Pirates, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
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Shifted to bullpen
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 3, 2018
Poncedeleon will work out of the bullpen moving forward, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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