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Wade LeBlanc | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 209
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
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Wade LeBlanc has been shifted to the bullpen.
But that could change next week as the Mariners navigate an eight-day span with three off days. LeBlanc has registered a cool 3.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 16/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings (four starts) this year for Seattle. Jul 20 - 4:02 PM

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Wade LeBlanc surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 3 1/3 innings against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out only two.

The veteran left-hander was making his third start of the season and this was his first bad one. His ERA climbs to 3.52 with 10 strikeouts and three walks in 15 1/3 innings. He was set to lose his slot in the Mariners' rotation when Felix Hernandez comes off the disabled list, but now that Taijuan Walker is hurt LeBlanc may get to stay.
Jul 7 - 12:28 AM

Wade LeBlanc pitched six innings of two-run ball in defeating the Orioles on Friday.

The Mariners surprised us in going with LeBlanc over Nate Karns in the rotation, but LeBlanc followed up his strong debut last week with another fine showing against one of the game's best offenses. He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five tonight. He's still very risky in fantasy leagues, and he might yet lose his spot when Felix Hernandez comes off the DL.
Jul 2 - 1:47 AM

Wade LeBlanc will remain in the Mariners starting rotation to start against the Orioles on Friday.

He's taking the place of Nate Karns who is being shifted to the bullpen for the time being. LeBlanc returned to the big league in impressive fashion on Friday, shutting out the Cardinals over six innings of work. He should at least get a few more chances to start until Felix Hernandez is ready to return from the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 7:24 PM

Wade LeBlanc shut out the Cardinals for six innings Friday in his return to the majors.

LeBlanc, who spent last year pitching in Japan, was just acquired by the Mariners from the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He'll probably get a chance to make additional starts after the strong outing tonight, but he's not to be touched in AL-only leagues.
Jun 25 - 1:23 AM

Mariners acquired LHP Wade LeBlanc from the Blue Jays for a player to be named later.

He will start in place of Taijuan Walker (foot) this Friday against the visiting Cardinals. LeBlanc hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since 2014, but the 31-year-old southpaw had a promising 1.71 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 85/21 K/BB ratio through 89 2/3 innings this season with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate.
Jun 22 - 10:34 AM

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

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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Mike Zunino
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Shawn O'Malley
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
2Nori Aoki
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5James Paxton
6Wade LeBlanc
7Adrian Sampson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Edwin Diaz
3Charlie Furbush
4Tony Zych
5Nick Vincent
6Vidal Nuno
7Nate Karns
8Tom Wilhelmsen
9Drew Storen
10Evan Scribner
11Ryan Cook