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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
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Mike Leake delivered a quality start in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits over his seven frames.
Leake punched out nine on the evening while issuing just one walk. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Anthony Rizzo blasting a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Chris Coghlan adding a solo shot in the seventh. Leake owns a 3.90 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings on the season. He'll take on the Brewers his next time out on Wednesday. Apr 24 - 11:00 PM

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Mike Leake delivered a strong performance against the Cardinals on Sunday Night, allowing two runs on four hits over eight innings in a complete game loss.

Leake struck out two on the night and didn't issue a walk, needing just 86 pitches to complete eight frames. After surrendering a leadoff homer to Matt Carpenter, he kept the Cardinals off the board until a Kolten Wong sacrifice fly in the eighth. Through three starts, he's now 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 13/7 K/BB ratio. He'll look for that elusive first win on Friday when he does battle against the Cubs.
Apr 19 - 10:11 PM

Mike Leake allowed four runs over seven innings in a no-decision Monday as the Reds lost 7-6 to the Cubs in 10 innings.

Leake was staked to a 3-0 lead before he took the mound, but immediately gave it back in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run Jorge Soler home run and a Starlin Castro RBI single. He allowed another home run in the sixth to Chris Coghlan. Overall, he gave up seven hits, walked one, and struck out four. Leake has been less than stellar in his first two starts but will try to turn things around in St. Louis against the Cardinals next.
Apr 13 - 11:40 PM

Mike Leake allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision versus the Pirates on Wednesday.

Leake had trouble locating his pitches, walking six on the evening. He also allowed five hits and struck out six. Leake typically has good control, so chalk this one up to a bad outing, perhaps due to the rain-delayed start. He'll try to rebound next week at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
Apr 9 - 1:53 AM

Mike Leake made his final start of the spring, limiting the Indians to two runs over six innings.

Leake puts a bow on an extremely productive spring, scattering seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out one. His Cactus League line includes a 1.35 ERA and an 11/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Leake registered the highest strikeout rate of his career and could be in for bigger and better things in his age-27 season just before heading into free agency.
Apr 2 - 5:32 PM

Mike Leake continued his Cactus League dominance in Sunday's start against the Athletics, surrendering just one run four hits over his five innings of work.

Leake fanned two on the afternoon without issuing a free pass.He has been outstanding through four spring starts, registering a 0.64 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio across 13 innings. The 27-year-old hurler could be ready for a major step forward this season.
Mar 22 - 7:46 PM

Mike Leake delivered a strong performance in Tuesday's Cactus League victory over the Indians, scattering two hits and a walk over four scoreless innings.

The 27-year-old right-hander racked up four strikeouts on the afternoon. He has now fired nine shutout innings to begin the spring while posting a stellar 9/1 K/BB ratio. He has an extremely secure spot atop the Reds rotation and is slowly inching up fantasy draft boards as the regular season nears.
Mar 17 - 11:06 PM

Mike Leake tossed three scoreless innings in his start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Leake is now up to five scoreless innings to start Cactus League action. He limited the D'Backs to two hits and a walk while striking out two. The 27-year-old right-hander, who could become a free agent after the season, has had the two best seasons of his career in 2013 and '14. He wrapped up last season with a 3.70 ERA and a 164/50 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings.
Mar 12 - 8:14 PM

Mike Leake faced the minimum over two innings in his Cactus League start against the Royals on Saturday.

The right-hander struck out three in the process. Leake has cemented his place in the Reds' rotation over the past two seasons, including with last year's performance in which he finished with a 3.70 ERA with a 164/50 K/BB ratio. He should once again prove dependable in 2015.
Mar 7 - 5:24 PM

Reds and RHP Mike Leake avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.775 million contract.

Leake was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. The solid right-hander posted a 3.70 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 164/50 K/BB ratio in 2014 and will be a big part of the Reds' rotation again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:42 PM

Mike Leake got a no-decision in Friday's loss to the Pirates, giving up just one run in seven innings.

Leake suffered through a tough September but ends his season on a high note. The right-hander scattered three hits (one was a solo home run to Gaby Sanchez) and two walks while striking out eight. Leake put together another solid season, ending 2014 with an 11-13 record, 3.70 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 164/50 K/BB ratio. The bump in his strikeout rate makes him an intriguing mixed league option next year.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Mike Leake allowed six runs (five earned) over five innings in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Cardinals.

Leake was mainly done in by two Cardinal home runs. Tony Cruz hit a three-run shot in the second and Kolten Wong smacked a two-run bomb in the third. In addition to the five earned runs and six hits on his line, Leake struck out four and walked two. He was pulled after five innings, having thrown just 70 pitches. Leake's record fell to 11-13 after the defeat. He holds an ERA of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. Leake will trot out against the Pirates for his last regular season start.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Mike Leake allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Leake gave up eight hits and walked three, so he was actually fortunate that only three runs crossed the plate. The loss was his first since August 13, dropping him to 11-12 on the year. He's had another strong year despite the Reds' struggles, owning a 3.65 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 152/46 K/BB ratio over 202 1/3 innings this season. He's got the Cardinals on deck in St. Louis Saturday.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Mike Leake turned in a quality start Tuesday, allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Cardinals.

Leake was arguably even better than his statline suggests, as two of the three runs against him scored after he left the game. He gave up eight hits in total, striking out six without walking a batter. The win pulled Leake's record even at 11-11, and the right-hander owns a 3.62 ERA through 30 starts this season. He's still got some work to do to reach the 14 wins he notched last season, and he'll look for another win Sunday at the Brewers.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Mike Leake was hammered, yielding seven runs in four innings, but took a no-decision in Thursday's defeat against the Orioles.

Leake, who entered the game having tossed 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings surrendered three home runs overall, including two to Nelson Cruz and Nick Hundley in a six-run first inning. The right-hander gave up seven hits and walked one while striking out two. Leake owns a 3.59 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 143/43 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound in a home start against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Jason Marquis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Kevin Gregg
8Sean Marshall