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Mike Leake

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2018 Stats

W-L

4-3

ERA

6.00

WHIP

1.53

K

34

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It's cliche, but Leake is better for the real thing than fantasy. Consider this: since 2011, he's one of only five pitchers to throw at least 165 innings each season but has recorded an ERA below 3.40...

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2018 ADP:  350.39

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 170   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:

Signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Cardinals in December of 2015. Contract includes a mutual $18 million option ($5 million buyout) for 2021. Traded to the Mariners in August of 2017.

May 16, 2018  –  Mike Leake News

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Leake allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 5.1 innings Tuesday, striking out two and walking none in a no-decision against the Rangers.

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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
2015 27 MAJ CIN 21 21 0 136.7 123 54 14 90 34 9 5 0 0 0 3.56 1.15
2015 27 MAJ SF 9 9 1 55.3 51 25 8 29 15 2 5 0 0 0 4.07 1.19
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CIN/SF 30 30 1 192.0 174 79 22 119 49 11 10 0 0 0 3.70 1.16
2016 28 MAJ STL 30 30 0 176.7 203 92 20 125 30 9 12 0 0 0 4.69 1.32
2017 29 MAJ STL 26 26 0 154.0 169 72 19 103 35 7 12 0 0 0 4.21 1.32
2017 29 MAJ SEA 5 5 0 32.0 32 9 1 27 2 3 1 0 0 0 2.53 1.06
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ STL/SEA 31 31 0 186.0 201 81 20 130 37 10 13 0 0 0 3.92 1.28
2018 30 MAJ SEA 9 9 0 51.0 62 34 8 34 16 4 3 0 0 0 6.00 1.53
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3-Year Averages     30 30 0 184.9 192 84 20 124 38 10 11 0 0 0 4.09 1.24
Career  (View All)     247 242 1 1,497.3 1,568 674 182 1,019 358 87 80 0 4.05 1.29

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Mike Leake Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
May. 15 Tex 5.3 9 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.53
May. 10 @Tor 7.0 6 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.72 1.51
May. 4 LAA 5.3 7 3 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.28 1.60
Apr. 28 @Cle 6.0 6 4 4 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.48 1.53
Apr. 23 @CWS 3.3 12 8 8 2 0 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.59 1.61
Apr. 18 Hou 6.0 7 5 5 0 1 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.33
Apr. 13 Oak 6.0 7 3 3 2 2 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.50 1.33
Apr. 7 @Min 5.0 3 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 1.25
Apr. 1 Cle 7.0 5 2 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.57 1.14
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
12.3 15 8 7 2 1 8 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 5.11 1.30
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
27.0 40 23 22 5 6 19 1 1 0 2-2 0 0 0 7.33 1.70
Last 60 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
51.0 62 35 34 8 16 34 2 2 0 4-3 0 0 0 6.00 1.53

Mike Leake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018120139331013.303
2017390492410223110.288
201635259188717113.269

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201810621729815.299
201739281139919110.268
201640566121162227.304

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201829.7120211045.461.52
2017114.35707918163.381.22
201680.02705710114.501.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201821.331013646.751.55
201771.7560511944.771.38
201696.7750682094.841.44
Mike Leake vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Trevor Cahill OAK 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

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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
2015 27 MAJ CIN 21 21 136.7 5.93 2.24 2.65 0.92 2.37 72% 90.9 MPH 3.56 4.00 .270
2015 27 MAJ SF 9 9 55.3 4.72 2.44 1.93 1.30 2.11 70.7% 90.9 MPH 4.07 4.90 .253
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CIN/SF 30 30 192.0 5.58 2.30 2.43 1.03 2.29 71.6% 90.9 MPH 3.70 4.24 .265
2016 28 MAJ STL 30 30 176.7 6.37 1.53 4.17 1.02 2.39 66.2% 90.6 MPH 4.69 3.88 .329
2017 29 MAJ STL 26 26 154.0 6.02 2.05 2.94 1.11 2.52 71.4% 90.1 MPH 4.21 4.28 .312
2017 29 MAJ SEA 5 5 32.0 7.59 0.56 13.50 0.28 1.96 75.8% 90.1 MPH 2.53 2.29 .329
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ STL/SEA 31 31 186.0 6.29 1.79 3.51 0.97 2.41 72% 90.1 MPH 3.92 3.82 .314
2018 30 MAJ SEA 9 9 51.0 6.00 2.82 2.13 1.41 1.60 62.9% 89.0 MPH 6.00 4.96 .330
Today's Projections     0 1 5.9 6.73 2.01 3.35 1.26 71.4% 4.25 1.00 .311
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.8 6.70 2.07 3.24 1.17 70.6% 4.28 4.10 .313
Rest Of Season     0 23 138.4 6.28 1.88 3.33 1.06 69.4% 4.28 3.97 .311
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3-Year Averages     30 30 184.9 6.04 1.85 3.26 0.97 69.5% 4.09 3.88 .302
Career     247 242 1,497.3 6.12 2.15 2.85 1.09 71.8% 4.05 4.16 .302

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Mike Leake Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 136.7 5 7 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 55.3 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 176.7 4 14 4 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 32 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 154 6 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 33.3 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Mike Leake    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.13 K/BB
WEAK
6.00 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.82 BB/9
AVERAGE
89.0 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.4 HR/9
POOR
1.60 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.53 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.96 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
62.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Leake (4-3) allowed two earned runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Blue Jays.

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Leake (3-3) took the loss against the Angels on Friday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings, striking out four and walking four as the Mariners fell 5-0.

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Leake (3-2) allowed four earned runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Indians.

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Leake (2-2) allowed eight runs on 12 hits with no walks across 3.1 innings while suffering the loss Monday against the White Sox. He recorded one strikeout.

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Leake (2-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk despite seven strikeouts over six innings to take the loss Wednesday to the Astros.

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Leake (2-0) gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four in a no-decision against the A's on Friday.

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Leake (2-0) picked up the win over the Twins on Saturday, giving up two runs on three hits and four walks over five innings. He failed to strike out a batter.

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Leake (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings with four strikeouts to pick up the win Sunday against Cleveland.

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Leake (1-1) allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings in Wednesday's 7-4 Cactus League win over the Brewers. He struck out four.

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Leake's spring ERA is up to 5.19 following a Cactus League outing Friday against the Rangers in which he surrendered six earned runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- and a hit batsman over four innings.

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2017

Coming off back-to-back seasons with a 3.70 ERA, Leake struggled en route to his first losing season since 2014. Fueling the fire was an uncharacteristically poor showing against right-handed hitters. After holding them to a batting average below .265 for three straight years, his luck ran out and they put up a .304 average and .752 OPS against him in 2016. Meanwhile, he continued freely allowing home runs. In all seven of his seasons, he's allowed at least 0.97 per nine. A slight rebound isn't out of the question, and at his best, Leake can gobble up plenty of innings with a passable WHIP, but he continues to work with a low strikeout rate (16.2 percent for his career), which limits his value in most mixed formats.

2016

Leake's skill set is pretty firmly established: he is a groundball control pitcher with modest strikeout rates and a bit of a homer issue. His ERA vacillates based on hit and home run suppression, which is how he was able to have his best (3.37) and worst (4.58) ERAs a year apart with virtually identical strikeout, walk, and groundball rates in those two seasons. The strikeout deficiency - even in this strikeout-happy era, he has never topped 7.0 K/9 - puts a firm cap on his fantasy potential as a back-end starter if you have rigid roster management rules. If you can curate his season to include only the pitcher-friendly ballparks, he becomes more valuable. His work in parks with an above-average home park factor for pitchers includes a 2.70 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 283 innings thanks in large part to a 0.73 HR/9. Be careful, even after he cashed in with an $80 million five-year deal with the Cardinals in free agency.

2015

Projection systems typically suggest that Leake overperforms his component stats, usually because he's a groundball pitcher (53.4% of batted balls against Leake in 2014 were on the ground) with a good defense behind him. However, Leake genuinely improved in 2014, raising his strikeout percentage from 15.2% to 18.2%, while retaining low walk and HR rates. While he'll never be a great source of strikeouts, if he can maintain a semblance of his 2014 strikeouts, solid results should follow. As is the case with ace Johnny Cueto, Leake is eligible to become a free agent after the 2015 season.

2014

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 1.25 WHIP while making 31 starts. However, there are some warning signs for those looking to invest for 2014. Leake is a pitch-to-contact hurler, cut out of the Bronson Arroyo mold. His strikeout rate remained perilously low (15.2%) and he struggled down the stretch with an extended workload, posting a 4.39 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over the last 60 days. Because he's well below league-average for a fantasy starting pitcher in strikeouts, Leake relies on the team context to provide value, and chances are the Reds will decline a little from the last two years, so he may not match the 14 wins he netted in 2013.

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.