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Wade LeBlanc | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 202
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Blue Jays signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
LeBlanc didn't exactly re-establish his value with a one-year detour to Japan, posting a 4.23 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 26/18 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League. He'll be organizational depth for the Jays. Thu, Dec 17, 2015 05:18:00 PM

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Wade LeBlanc has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.

He can earn an additional $500,000 through incentives. LeBlanc was non-tendered by the Angels earlier this month after posting a 3.45 ERA over 10 appearances in 2014 but has managed to land a nice little deal overseas.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Angels non-tendered LHP Wade LeBlanc.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected LeBlanc to make just $800,000 in arbitration, but that's apparently more than the Angels were willing to spend. The left-hander will surely have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:07:00 PM

MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports that the Angels are expected to non-tender Wade LeBlanc.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected LeBlanc to make just $800,000 in arbitration, but that's apparently more than the Halos want to spend on him. LeBlanc pitched pretty well in 10 appearances for the Angels this past season, posting a 3.45 ERA. It's possible they'll look to retain him at a lesser rate.
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Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Wade LeBlanc hurled 5 1/3 shutout innings against the A's in Tuesday's 2-0 win.

This was the second consecutive game that LeBlanc fired 5 1/3 scoreless innings (he also did so in a no-decision against the Mariners on Thursday). It's doubtful that any fantasy player has benefited from it, but the 30-year-old has yielded only one run across 17 frames (0.53 ERA) this month, including five relief appearances and two starts. It's possible that this was LeBlanc's last start of the season. The Angels could also elect to rest C.J. Wilson for the playoffs and give LeBlanc his scheduled start against the Mariners in the regular season finale Sunday. Either way, your money is generally on the wrong side when you bet on LeBlanc.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:16:00 AM

Wade LeBlanc will get another start next Tuesday in Oakland.

LeBlanc earned the nod after tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Thursday. It could conceivably set him up to start the regular season finale, as well, though the Angels aren't thinking that far ahead yet. LeBlanc can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Wade LeBlanc had by far his best showing of 2014 on Thursday, tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings in a no-decision against the Mariners.

This start was pushed up -- LeBlanc was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the Rangers -- because the Angels scratched Jered Weaver after clinching the AL West on Wednesday. Don't look now, but LeBlanc is pitching well in September, allowing only one run across 11 2/3 frames (0.77 ERA), including five relief appearances and this start. We still wouldn't trust him in fantasy if the Angels call his number again. After all, the journeyman entered this month with a 10.13 ERA.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:19:00 AM

Wade LeBlanc will start Thursday against the Mariners.

LeBlanc was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the Rangers, but the Angels decided to scratch Jered Weaver after wrapping up the AL West on Wednesday night. The southpaw is not a fantasy option.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Wade LeBlanc has been confirmed as the Angels' starter for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

That was confirmed after the Halos clinched the American League West championship on Wednesday night. LeBlanc owns a rough 6.88 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 17 innings this season for Anaheim. He's filling in for Matt Shoemaker, who remains sidelined with an oblique strain.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Wade LeBlanc is the most likely candidate to start for the Angels on Saturday.

Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said he wouldn't announce his starter until after Wednesday night's game, but LeBlanc is the most logical choice. With a 6.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio through his 17 frames, he isn't a good streaming option in mixed leagues.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 07:38:00 PM

The Angels will make a "bullpen start" on Saturday against the Rangers in place of the injured Matt Shoemaker (oblique).

It will be either Wade LeBlanc or Michael Roth who will start the game, but the Angels will utilize many of the 18 pitchers they're carrying. Shoemaker might miss more than just the one start, so LeBlanc and/or Roth could be needed for another start next week.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of LHP Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Salt Lake.

LeBlanc got hammered for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings in a spot start last week against the Marlins. He will work in a mop-up role down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Angels sent LHP Wade LeBlanc outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

LeBlanc was hammered in a start Monday against the Marlins and successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He has agreed to go to Triple-A.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Angels designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

It comes as no surprise after he was pummeled for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings on Monday. The Angels will now have to find another starter for Saturday, with Randy Wolf or Michael Roth looking like the favorites if they don't get someone from outside the organization.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 06:11:00 PM

In his first start of the season, Wade LeBlanc was detonated by the Marlins for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings in Monday's loss.

Los Angeles has less than a week to acquire Garrett Richards' replacement from outside the organization. They hadn't shown much resolve to do so over the past several days, but perhaps tonight's game will expedite their resolve. LeBlanc (making his first major league start since May 6, 2013) has been given numerous opportunities over the years -- and in great pitcher's parks -- and proven time and time that he isn't a major league-caliber starting pitcher. He's got a 10.13 ERA in limited action this year, but his 4.56 career ERA, accrued mostly during stints with the Padres and Marlins, tells you all you need to know. If LeBlanc gets another start, don't mimic the Angels' mistake by trotting him out in an AL-only league.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy