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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher | #8

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (8) / CIN
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Mike Leake gave up two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Athletics in a no-decision on Tuesday.
Leake didn't put anyone on via walk, and he struck out three. It's one of the better efforts of the year for the veteran right-hander, and with some better defense it could have been a shutout effort. Because Leake misses so few bats -- 37 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings -- he's still very difficult to trust in fantasy circles. He'll be back on the mound on Sunday against the Twins in Safeco Field. May 23 - 12:59 AM

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Mike Leake gave up six runs in his 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday in a no decision against the Rangers.

Leake gave up nine hits against the Texas lineup in the start, and he walked none while fanning two. It's more of the same for the struggling right-hander, who now owns an ERA of an even 6.00 in his nine starts and 51 innings pitched on the 2018 season. Leake's inability to miss bats makes him tough to trust in fantasy, and he isn't a good streaming option for his start next Tuesday against the Athletics in Oakland.
May 16 - 2:40 AM

Mike Leake allowed two runs over seven innings in a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Leake bent but rarely broke, scattering six hits and a walk over his seven frames. Only a two-run home run by Russell Martin in the second inning counted against him. Leake also did well to strike out six in the outing. The win improved him to 4-3 on the year despite a 5.72 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through eight starts. The right-hander will try to improve upon those numbers in Tuesday's matchup with the Rangers.
May 10 - 10:07 PM

Mike Leake allowed four runs in six innings and took home a win against the Indians on Saturday.

He served up a two-run bomb to Yonder Alonso in the fourth inning but was able to protect a big early lead long enough to snare the victory. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Leake after getting trounced by the White Sox in his last outing. He improves to 3-2 with a scary 6.48 ERA and 1.53 WHIP after six starts.
Apr 28 - 7:44 PM

Mike Leake was lit up for eight runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings by the White Sox on Monday.

Leake gave up hits to the first seven batters he faced, leading to a five-run first, but the Mariners left him in anyway and threw away any shot they might have had of coming back tonight. Leake has gotten worse every time out this year; his ERAs by outing are 2.57, 3.60, 4.50, 7.20 and now 21.60. His rotation spot is safe, and he still has some value in AL-only leagues.
Apr 23 - 11:35 PM

Mike Leake took his first loss after giving up five runs in six innings Wednesday against the Astros.

Leake did solid work in his first three starts, though he posted an 8/9 K/BB ratio to go along with his 3.50 ERA in 18 innings. Tonight, he struck out seven and walked just one, yet he was roughed up pretty good by one of the league's best offenses. He'll get the White Sox next.
Apr 19 - 1:07 AM

Mike Leake surrendered two runs on three hits over five-plus innings in Saturday's win over the Twins.

Leake kept the Twins from touching home until the sixth inning, when he surrendered an RBI double to Miguel Sano. He was subsequently lifted from the contest, with the final run on his line scoring inherited after he exited stage left. The veteran right-hander finished the afternoon with nary a strikeout to his name. He walked four. In two starts to date, Leake has allowed four runs on eight hits across 12 innings. His next start will come against the Athletics in the friendly confines of Safeco Field.
Apr 7 - 5:53 PM

Mike Leake allowed two runs over seven innings in a win over the Indians on Sunday.

Leake gave up a solo homer among five hits allowed, also walking three while striking out four. It was a forgettable year in 2017 for Leake, who was basically given away by the Cardinals in the middle of a five-year, $80 million contract, but the Mariners are counting on a rebound. A date with the Twins is on tap Sunday.
Apr 1 - 7:37 PM

Mike Leake gave up four runs on 10 hits in his six innings of work against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Leake has been hit hard this spring, and now owns an ERA in the Cactus League of 5.40. The right-hander has obvious value for the Mariners as he's the rare Seattle pitcher that isn't hurt, but his fantasy value is iffy, at best. He can probably be avoided in mixed redraft leagues.
Mar 21 - 11:26 PM

Mike Leake got knocked around for six runs in four innings by the Rangers in Friday's Cactus League contest.

He gave up nine hits, including home runs by Shin-Soo Choo, Jurickson Profar and Drew Robinson. He struck out three and walked none. Luckily this game will be forgotten in a couple weeks when the regular season starts with Leake solidly entrenched in the Mariners' rotation.
Mar 16 - 7:24 PM

Mike Leake allowed eight hits in his 4 1/3 innings against the Reds, but allowed just one run on Sunday in his Cactus League start.

Leake gave up plenty of baserunners against the Cincinnati lineup, but as he often does, he was able to limit the damage to the bare minimum. Leake has been excellent since being acquired by the Mariners last summer, but his fantasy value is limited because he'll never put up quality WHIPs or miss many bats. That being said, as long as he keeps the ball in the park, he might have enough value to be a worth a late-round flyer.
Mar 11 - 7:08 PM

Mike Leake surrendered three earned runs over four innings in his third Cactus League appearance Tuesday versus the Rockies.

Leake worked two scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut against the White Sox and he held the Royals off the scoreboard for three innings in his second start of the spring, but things didn't go as smoothly on Tuesday night in Arizona. Leake gave up five total hits, including a Mike Tauchman two-run triple in the top of the third inning and a Tom Murphy solo home run in the top of the fourth. The 30-year-old right-hander should be mostly off the radar in standard mixed fantasy leagues. He could have some streaming appeal in his starts against weaker opponents at Safeco Field.
Mar 6 - 9:43 PM

Mike Leake struck out four across three scoreless innings Thursday against the Royals.

Leake yielded a double and a pair of singles, but he didn't walk a batter and has now put up five scoreless frames to kick off this year's Cactus League showing. He should be a fairly reliable innings-eater for the Mariners this season but isn't going to have much fantasy value.
Mar 1 - 5:43 PM

Mike Leake fired off two scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

A nice scoreless opening to spring training for Leake, who allowed just one hit on the afternoon. Splitting time between the Cardinals and Mariners a year ago, the veteran right-hander posted a 3.92 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 130/37 K/BB ratio across 186 innings. He was sharp sharp sharp after being traded over to the M's at the end of August -- 2.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 27/2 K/BB ratio in five starts -- and will hope for similar success this upcoming season.
Feb 24 - 7:06 PM

Mike Leake won't make another start this year.

Leake has been dealing with a minor lat issue for the past few weeks and the out-of-contention Mariners have no reason to push him. The 29-year-old right-hander made a great first impression with Seattle, posting a 2.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 27/2 K/BB ratio over 32 innings following the August 30 trade with the Cardinals.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 07:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
2Gordon Beckham
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Denard Span
2Ben Gamel
3Guillermo Heredia
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Alex Colome
3Juan Nicasio
4Nick Vincent
5James Pazos
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Dan Altavilla
8Wade LeBlanc
9Chasen Bradford
10David Phelps
11Ryan Cook