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44 Mike Leake SP
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 11/12/1987 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: Arizona State | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $3,060,000 | Owned/Started%: 74/42 | Average Draft Position: 234.99
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Mike Leake winless over his last five starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake lost a second straight start and ran his winless streak to five starts during a 5-1 loss Wednesday at Milwaukee. He was charged with four runs on 11 hits and no walks, while striking out four in six innings.

Leake (7-9) was locked in a scoreless battle with Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse until Cincinnati went up 1-0 in the top of the fifth. Unfortunately, Leake couldn't hold the lead, as Milwaukee took a 2-1 advantage on an RBI triple from Carlos Gomez and an RBI single from Ryan Braun in the bottom of the fifth.

The Brewers added on two more runs after Mark Reynolds connected for a two-run homer off Leake in the sixth inning. It was the 15th home run Leake has allowed in 21 starts this season.

The right-handed hurler is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Leake is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in one start against Arizona this season.


Mike Leake allows four runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake allowed four runs Friday against the Yankees.

The Yankees chipped away at Leake multiple times throughout the game. Brian McCann knocked in an RBI double in the first, while Carlos Beltran singled in a run in the third inning. With the game tied at two, Leake gave up a two-run shot to Jacoby Ellsbury in the fifth. Leake would throw two more scoreless innings before being taken out of the game. 

Leake allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked two. The loss drops Leake to 7-8 on the year. His next start is slated to come against the Brewers. 


Reds set post-break rotation plans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) The Reds will kick off the second half by starting Mike Leake against the Yankees in New York Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Leake will be pitching on regular rest after making his last start Saturday. He'll be followed in the rotation by Alfredo Simon and Johnny Cueto before the team heads to Milwaukee, where Mat Latos and Homer Bailey are scheduled to start Monday and Tuesday, respectively.


Mike Leake can't factor into decision in final start before ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake was not at his best but escaped with a no-decision Saturday night at home against the Pirates. The right-hander pitched six innings and yielded four runs on nine hits, with three walks and two strikeouts. Of his 103 pitches, 64 were strikes.

Leake heads into the break with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 19 starts (127 innings). The Reds have yet to announce their post-break pitching plans, so his next start remains uncertain.

Mike Leake dazzles in win over Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake turned in a quality start and picked up his seventh win of the season Monday night against the Cubs.

A two-run home run allowed to Anthony Rizzo served as the bulk of the damage for the right-hander, who permitted three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven innings of work. Of his 113 pitches, 74 were strikes.

Leake owns a 3.42 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 18 starts (121 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at home against Pittsburgh.

Mike Leake gives up three runs in loss vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake was saddled with a loss Tuesday after giving up five earned runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 8-2 defeat against the Padres.

Leake (7-6) breaks a string of three straight wins with Tuesday's loss, in which he surrendered a solo home run in the first inning and an RBI single in the second before allowing another runner to come home on a fifth-inning single. He owns a 3.47 ERA and 88:23 K:BB ratio in 114 innings. Leake is scheduled to take on the Cubs Monday.


Mike Leake has value, but not for strikeouts


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/27/2014) Mike Leake's eight-inning gem at San Francisco Thursday shouldn't have been surprising in and of itself. He had pitched eight innings in four other starts this season, including his previous time out against Toronto. But the 12 strikeouts were quite literally something new. His previous career high was only eight.

So fine, don't read too much into them. You don't need me to tell you that. But even if Leake is destined to average closer to his career rate of 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings the rest of the way, he might be underowned at 61 percent.

He has outstanding control, his 1.9 walks per nine innings ranking 18th among qualifying starting pitchers, and as his knack for pitching deep into games should help him rank among the league leaders in innings pitched, particularly if he builds off the consistency he showed last year when his 3.37 ERA ranked 33rd among qualifying starting pitchers.

What exactly separates him from Rick Porcello, who's owned in 84 percent of leagues? Wins, yes, but what that he can actually control, that you can actually predict? The Tigers are better than the Reds, sure, but not by so much that you can safely assume Porcello will have more wins than Leake going forward.

Just food for thought if you've been passing up Leake because of his win-loss record so far.


Mike Leake fans career-high 12 batters in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake overpowered the Giants Thursday, in a 3-1 win.

Leake tossed eight strong innings for the second start in a row, and the Giants could hardly touch him. He allowed just one run on a solo home run among his four hits, while striking out a career-high 12 batters in the win. He also walked just one batter on 109 pitches in his third straight win.

Leake is finally back to .500, as he evened his record at 6-6 Thursday. He lowered his ERA to 3.41 heading into his start against the Padres Tuesday.


Mike Leake tosses eight one-run innings in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake earned a win Saturday after giving up just one earned run on four hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out six in his team's 11-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

Leake (5-6) completed eight innings for the first time in his last seven starts, with the only damage coming on a solo home run in the seventh inning with his team already up big. He owns a 3.59 ERA and 72:22 K:BB ratio in 100 1/3 innings. His next start is scheduled for Thursday in San Francisco.


Mike Leake earns fourth win thanks to plenty of run support


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake didn't need to be at his best Sunday at Milwaukee as he got plenty of run support in a 13-4 win. He allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks in five innings, while striking out three.

Leake (4-6) was pitching well early and held a 3-0 lead for three innings before running into trouble in the fourth inning. The right-hander loaded the bases with two outs and couldn't escape the jam, as Marco Estrada had an RBI single and Scooter Gennett had a two-RBI double to tie the game at 3.

The Reds went back up 5-3 to start the fifth, but Leake then gave up a leadoff home run to Jonathan Lucroy to start the bottom of the inning. But that would be the last run Milwaukee would score, as the Reds pulled away in the late innings.

Leake won for the first time in three starts and second time in four starts. However, he's allowed three or more runs in four straight outings. He will be back on the hill Saturday against the Blue Jays.


Mike Leake drops sixth decision vs. Dodgers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Reds starter Mike Leake's struggles continued Tuesday, in a 6-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Leake dropped his second start in a row, as the Dodgers jumped on him for five runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. The Dodgers racked up nine hits, a season-high allowed by Leake, while he struck out seven batters and walked just one on 98 pitches in the loss.

Leake's record fell to 3-6, with his third loss in the last four starts. He carries a 3.61 ERA into his next outing, set for Sunday in Milwaukee. 


Mike Leake no match for Giants ace in Thursday defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Reds right-hander Mike Leake needed to be lights-out to hang with counterpart Madison Bumgarner on Thursday. Instead, he was knocked out by the Giants after five innings.

Leake gave up five runs on eight hits with one walk and six strikeouts. He had not given up a home run since April 26 entering the game, but he exited having yielded blasts to Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford. The result was a loss that lowered his record to 3-5 and elevated his ERA to 3.29.

He is set to start again Tuesday against the Dodgers.


Mike Leake snaps winless skid in win over Diamondbacks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Reds starter Mike Leake ended his seven-start winless streak Friday, in a 6-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Leake tossed his sixth quality start in a row, and finally got enough support to get the win. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits in six innings of work. He walked one batter and struck out four, while throwing just 90 pitches, as the offense and bullpen helped pick him up in the win.

Leake is now 3-4, after dropping his last three decisions. He lowered his ERA to 2.92, and will try to keep the winning ways going in his next outing, set for Thursday against the Giants.  


Mike Leake hit with tough-luck loss vs. Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake pitched well enough for the win, but was outdueled by Adam Wainright and the Cardinals for the loss Sunday night.

Leake (2-4) surrendered a run-scoring single to Kolton Wong in the second and then another run-scoring single to Tony Cruz in the sixth. He pitched six innings and yielded two runs on seven hits, with two walks and eight strikeouts. Of his 93 pitches, 62 were strikes.

Leake has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. His ERA has improved from 3.82 to 2.92 over that span. He'll look to get back to his winning ways Friday at Arizona.

Mike Leake stays sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake tossed another gem on Monday, but did not get enough run support and was forced to settle for a no-decision in his team's 4-3 win over the Nationals in extras. He allowed one run on seven hits and one walk while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 29 2/3 innings, Leake has surrendered only six earned runs. He will look to keep rolling Sunday at home against St. Louis. He pitched eight scoreless innings in his previous outing against the Cardinals on April 9.

Mike Leake gets little support in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake twirled one of his finest starts of the season Tuesday against the Padres and came away with nothing to show for it, in a 2-1 loss.

Leake limited the Padres to just one run in eight innings of work, but got little help from his teammates. Besides a first-inning run, the Reds offense managed nothing of consequence, and the bullpen wasn't much help either. He allowed his one run while striking out five batters and walking one, on 107 pitches.

Leake is now winless in his last five starts and is just 2-3 on the season, despite posting a 3.09 ERA in 58 1/3 innings of work. He will hope for better luck - and support -- in his next start, set for 


Bullpen lets Mike Leake down in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Reds starter Mike Leake tossed the ball well Wednesday, but the bullpen let him down in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox.

Leake limited the Red Sox to just two runs in seven innings of work, but had to settle for a no-decision, as successive relievers allowed the Red Sox to take a lead. He scattered eight hits and two walks in his seven innings of work, while striking out four batters.

Leake remains 2-3 through seven starts, despite a solid 3.40 ERA. He will try to get back on the winning side after four winless starts, with his next set for Tuesday against the Padres. 


Mike Leake suffers tough-luck loss Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake put together a dominant outing, but was outdueled by Wily Peralta Friday night against the Brewers.

Leake (2-3) allowed a two-run double to Peralta fifth inning, which proved to be the difference. He was charged with two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over eight innings of work, suffering his third loss of the season.

Leake has posted a 3.53 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 43 1/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Friday at home against Colorado.

Reds push starters back a day after rainout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon will have his start pushed from Monday to Tuesday after Monday's game against the Cubs was rained out. Tony Cingrani will move to Wednesday as a result, with Homer Bailey, Mike Leake and Johnny Cueto also being pushed back a day.

Mike Leake hit hard in second loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake struggled to keep the ball in the yard Saturday, as he fell to .500 in a 4-1 loss to the Braves.

Leake allowed four runs in seven innings of work, each of which came via the home run. He gave up a two-run homer in the first inning followed by solo shots in the third, finishing with four runs on eight hits without a walk. Leake struck out four batters, while throwing 58 of 83 pitches for strikes.

 Leake is now 2-2 on the season, with a 3.82 ERA in 35 1/3 innings of work. He will try to get back over .500 in his next start, scheduled for Thursday against the Brewers. 


Mike Leake gives up four runs in no-decision vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake surrendered four earned runs on eight hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out two Monday, but he didn't factor into the decision in his team's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.

Leake turned in back-to-back quality starts heading into Monday's outing but couldn't extend the streak after giving up a grand slam in the fourth inning. However, he was able to limit the damage by holding the Pirates scoreless thereafter. Leake owns a 3.49 ERA and 16:6 K:BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Braves in Atlanta Saturday.


Mike Leake homers, strikes out eight Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake turned in a quality start Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on five hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 7-5 win over the Pirates.

Leake (2-1) also did some damage at the plate, hitting a double and a two-run home run as part of a 2-for-3 night. He turned in his best strikeout rate of the season in the start after getting just three Ks in each of his first two starts.

Leake owns a 2.95 ERA and 14:5 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings. He's due to take on the the Pirates again Monday, this time in Pittsburgh.


Mike Leake stymies Cardinals over eight innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake was dominant against the Cardinals Wednesday.

Leake stayed out of trouble throughout most of the game. He faced the minimum of three batters in all but two of his eight innings. In both the fourth and fifth inning, Leake was able to erase early singles with double play balls later in the inning. 

Leake allowed just four hits and one walk during the appearance. He struck out three. It was a typical start for Leake. He induced weak contact, and was able to get hitters to hit into outs. The win brings him to 1-1 on the season. Leake's next start will come against the Pirates. 


Lucas Duda singlehandedly sinks Mike Leake


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake didn't put forth his best effort in his first start of the season Friday, a 4-3 loss to the Mets.

Leake only had trouble with one player on the Mets, however that was enough to sink him as all four runs came off the bat of Lucas Duda and his two home runs. Leake was tagged for four runs on five hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings, while striking out three.

Leake has allowed 20-plus home runs in three straight seasons, so he isn't a stranger to the longball. He will try to keep the ball in the park in his next outing, set for Wednesday in St. Louis. 


Mike Leake suffers first loss of the spring vs. Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake was knocked around on Sunday, suffering his first Cactus League loss against the Brewers in a 9-1 defeat.

Leake was charged with eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits and no walks while striking out two over four innings. He's posted a 6.92 ERA and 9:1 K:BB ratio over 13 innings pitched.