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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Mike Leake surrendered three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Leake had been on a nice roll with Seattle since coming over from the Cardinals in an August waiver trade, but he couldn't quite contain the AL Central champs on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field. The right-hander yielded seven hits, including a Jose Ramirez solo homer in the top of the sixth inning. Leake will finish the 2017 campaign with a road start versus the Angels.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 07:15:00 PM

Mike Leake allowed just one earned run, six hits and no walks with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Leake has been tremendous since coming over from the Cardinals before the Aug. 31 trade deadline. He is 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA across four outings with three quality starts. Leake has been solid over his 25 1/3 innings, as he hasn't allowed a home run while issuing just two walks with 22 strikeouts.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 02:27:00 AM

Mike Leake beat the Rangers by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

He was unscored upon through the first five innings before faltering a bit in the sixth. He notched five strikeouts against one walk and five hits in the contest and fell one out short of a quality start. It was his third strong outing in a row since being traded from the Cardinals to the Mariners a couple weeks ago. For the season he is 10-12 with a 4.01 ERA in 29 starts.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:05:00 AM

Mike Leake yielded three runs -- two earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the Angels.

Leake is 2-for-2 for the Mariners, both in the win and the quality start departments. It's a very nice change from where he was at in St. Louis recently. Leake's tour of the AL West will continue next week, as he's slated to face the Rangers on Wednesday.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:48:00 AM

Mike Leake won his Mariners debut after allowing two runs in seven innings against the A's on Friday.

Leake struck out seven in his first quality start in five tries and first win since July 24. It's just the second time he's struck out seven this season, with the other occurrence taking place on April 12. We're not sure that this means he's fixed -- he was facing a weak offense -- but the Mariners have to be pretty thrilled.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:23:00 AM

Mariners acquired RHP Mike Leake and $750,000 in international spending money from the Cardinals for INF Rayder Ascanio.

St. Louis will also send cash to Seattle to cover part of the $55 million that Leake is still owed on his five-year, $80 million free agent agreement. The 29-year-old right-hander got off to a great start in 2017, but he had been fading badly in the second half and will end his Cardinals tenure having registered a 4.46 ERA in 330 2/3 innings. He's under contract through 2020 with an $18 million mutual option for 2021.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners have acquired Mike Leake from the Cardinals.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale was first to report that a deal was in motion, and now we know the destination. Leake got a full no-trade clause in his five-year, $80 million free agent agreement with the Cardinals, so he had to OK this move. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the 29-year-old right-hander wanted to be a little closer to his West Coast roots. He's owed around $55 million through 2020.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:25:00 AM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Cardinals are "moving close to trading" starter Mike Leake.

The deadline to get a waiver trade completed is Thursday. Leake got off to a promising start this season in St. Louis, but he has an 8.88 ERA in five outings this month and the 29-year-old right-hander is owed around $55 million on a contract that runs through 2020. This will likely be a salary dump, if it gets done.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Mike Leake allowed three home runs and four runs overall in seven innings of work Saturday, settling for a no-decision against the Rays.

Leake, whose start was in question all week before the Cards confirmed on Friday that he'd get another turn, served up a two-run homer to Lucas Duda in the first, and solo shots to Corey Dickerson and Aideny Hechavarria in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively, before exiting. Those mistakes aside -- if it's possible to look past three homers -- Leake actually pitched pretty well, allowing just three other hits without walking a batter and striking out three. Is that enough to earn him another start? He's been largely bad in the season's second half, but the team isn't swimming with better options. That next start would likely come Friday against the Giants.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 10:25:00 PM

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