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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Reds are in active discussions with the Reds about acquiring right-hander Mike Leake.
The Giants have been mentioned as possible suitors for nearly every starting pitcher on the market thus far, they simply haven't had the necessary pieces to land any of the top options. They could have enough to get Leake though, and he would certainly help to add stability to the back of their rotation as they attempt to defend their World Series title. Jul 31 - 12:00 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Leake is one of the starters the Blue Jays are considering.

Rosenthal says that the Jays' targets are "all at similar talent levels," which suggests that they aren't in the market for an ace if they're considering Leake. Toronto is "looking for the best acquisition cost," Rosenthal adds. Leake certainly didn't hurt his trade value with eight shutout innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 2:01 PM

Mike Leake threw eight shutout innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

In what was possibly his last start as a member of the Reds, Leake showed off for potential suitors. The right-hander scattered four hits and a walk over eight innings, striking out three. It was his fourth straight start allowing zero or one run, improving to 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the year. In the event Leake survives the trade deadline as a member of the Reds, he'll take on the Pirates on Sunday.
Jul 28 - 11:03 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Tigers have Reds right-hander Mike Leake on their radar.

The Tigers are three games under .500 at 48-51, but they are just 4 1/2 games out of the Wild Card and haven't given up on the possibility of contention. Leake would certainly help their rotation. The 27-year-old owns a 3.78 ERA over 20 starts this season and has been on a roll of late. The impending free agent figures to draw a lot of interest.
Jul 28 - 1:49 PM

Mike Leake tossed a superb game in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Cubs, scattering four hits and yielding just one run over eight innings.

Only the possibly-immortal Kyle Schwarber managed to put a dent in Leake's line, as the rookie's RBI single in the third would be the lone run-scoring hit allowed by the pitcher. Leake struck out six without walking a batter and has been on an absolute roll as of late. In his last 21 innings, he's given up just two runs. With the Reds taking on water at 42-50, he's a prime candidate for trade and his 3.78 ERA and 1.18 WHIP are likely to draw some interest from contending teams. He'll try to make it four straight dominant starts when he takes to the road against the Cardinals in his next scheduled start.
Jul 22 - 3:26 PM

Mike Leake tossed six innings of one-run ball in Friday's 6-1 win over the Indians.

The only run scored on a ground out from Carlos Santana in his final inning of work. Leake held the Indians to just four hits while walking two and striking out two. He also drove in three runs on the night, including a two-run double in the third inning. On the strength of three straight solid starts, his ERA is down to 3.95 for the year. He's an obvious candidate to be moved by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Jul 17 - 11:37 PM

Mike Leake racked up 10 strikeouts while twirling eight scoreless innings in an impressive victory over the Marlins on Friday.

Leake scattered just three hits on the evening and issued only one free pass. An increasingly popular name on the trade market, the right-hander wraps up the first half with a 4.08 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 79/31 K/BB ratio over 114 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 9:58 PM

Mike Leake notched a quality start but lost to the Brewers on Sunday, yielding three runs in six innings.

Leake allowed eight hits and three walks while striking out four. The Brewers weren't hitting him particularly hard, as six of the eight hits were singles, but they were hitting him often. Leake has earned a quality start in three of his last four outings, but still has a mediocre 4.39 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP and a 69/30 K/BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back into the win column in his next start on the road against the Marlins.
Jul 5 - 4:02 PM

Mike Leake gave up seven runs in four innings, taking a no-decision as the Reds slugged their way to an 11-7 victory on Monday against the Twins.

Leake was handed a 9-1 lead after three innings, but gave six of those runs back in the top of the fourth. He allowed nine hits and a walk overall while striking out five. Monday's outing breaks a streak of five consecutive starts in which he held the opposition to three runs or fewer. Leake owns a 4.38 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 65/27 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings. He'll start at home against the Brewers next.
Jun 29 - 11:13 PM

Mike Leake gave up two runs in seven innings, picking up the win as the Reds topped the Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday.

Leake scattered eight hits -- six of which were mere singles -- while striking out five and issuing no walks. In the month of June, the right-hander has compiled a 2.45 ERA, making inroads on an ERA that ballooned in May. Overall, he has a 3.91 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and a 60/26 K/BB ratio over 96 2/3 innings. Leake's next date will be with the Twins at home.
Jun 24 - 10:41 PM

Mike Leake hurled seven innings of shutout baseball as the Reds shut out the Marlins in Cincinnati on Friday.

Leake surrendered just two hits and three walks on the night while racking up seven strikeouts. Aside from Marcell Ozuna who reached base three times, Leake kept the Marlins hitters baffled all evening, as they never mounted a serious scoring threat. Now 4-4 on the season, he'll look to further improve upon his 4.01 ERA and 1.22 WHIP when he does battle against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Jun 19 - 9:50 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Giants president Brian Sabean and scout Lee Elder were scouting Mike Leake during his start on Saturday versus the Cubs.

Rosenthal notes that they were at Johnny Cueto's outing on Friday, as well, but the feeling is that Leake is a more likely trade target. Leake has had some clunkers over the last month but had pitched really well before that, posting a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 13 starts overall this season. He'll be a free agent after the season and is likely to be dealt somewhere before the deadline.
Jun 14 - 1:30 PM

Mike Leake won Monday's start against the Phillies, yielding only three runs (two earned) despite allowing 10 hits in six innings.

Leake certainly wasn't as sharp as he was his last time out, when he flirted with a no-hitter and then a shutout against the Phillies. The Reds broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth to put Leake in line for the win. Along with the 10 hits, Leake walked one and struck out four. He has a mediocre 4.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 47/23 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into a weekend start at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs.
Jun 8 - 10:22 PM

Mike Leake brought a shutout into the ninth inning, but settled for a no-decision, ultimately allowing two runs in eight-plus innings of work as the Reds lost an 11-inning affair to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Leake brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, losing it with two outs on a Maikel Franco single up the middle. He was shutting the Phillies out on one hit when he took the mound to begin the ninth, but allowed back-to-back singles before giving way to Aroldis Chapman, who allowed both of Leake's runners to score plus two more of his own to knot the game up at 4-4. All told, Leake allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out nine in a sterling effort. He'll carry a 4.40 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 43/22 K/BB ratio into another start against the Phillies, this time at home.
Jun 3 - 10:50 PM

Mike Leake was knocked around again Wednesday, surrendering six runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies.

He served up two home runs among nine hits while also walking a pair. Leake got off to a fantastic start this season but has fallen apart of late, allowing a whopping 20 runs over his last three starts to push his ERA from 2.36 to 4.66. He'll try to bounce back next week in Philadelphia.
May 27 - 3:46 PM

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C1Brayan Peña
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3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
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S1Mike Leake
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Michael Lorenzen
4Raisel Iglesias
5David Holmberg
6Jon Moscot
7Homer Bailey
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R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Keyvius Sampson
11Sean Marshall