Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
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%: 69/38 | Average Draft Position: 227.42
CIN

Latest Updates

 

Reds' Homer Bailey, Mike Leake set for minor-league work


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Reds pitchers Homer Bailey and Mike Leake will see their next spring action in minor-league games, MLB.com reports.

Bailey is working his way back from September elbow surgery. He threw two innings in a minor-league game Sunday, and the team has decided to keep him in minor-league action in order not to restart his disabled-list clock.

"We're on top of that," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Wednesday. "Backdating, we have to be aware of that so we don't pitch him in a game and find out it would affect our ability to activate him when we want him to during the season."

Leake will pitch in a minor-league game Saturday to allow the team to have more control over his outing.

"Start No. 5 in spring training for most starters is the most important because you almost have to get your innings and pitch allotment in that start or you have to go into your last spring training start trying to accomplish all those things," Price said. "I've seen it before where a guy gets knocked out in the second inning and has to go to the bullpen to throw four simulated innings and it's not nearly as productive."


Reds pitcher Mike Leake throws five strong innings Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Reds pitcher Mike Leake gave up just one run on four hits in five innings of work in Sunday's game against the Athletics. Leake added two strikeouts and no walks on 75 pitches in the outing.

"A few balls that I probably rushed got elevated a little bit," Leake said to MLB.com. "But all in all, I'm pretty happy. Just a couple of more [outings] to get back into it. So I'm trying to maximize the pitching."


DeSclafani, Marquis, Iglesias join Cueto, Leake in Reds rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Reds starting pitchers Anthony DeSclafani, Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias have secured spots in the rotation to begin the season, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. They join Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.

Homer Bailey is still recovering from September elbow surgery and will start the season on the disabled list. Paul Maholm, who was also competing for a spot in the rotation, has been told he will now compete for a spot in the bullpen.

"I think we have a pretty good idea of where we're headed," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "That being said, we still have 2 1/2 weeks of spring training games to go to make sure, No. 1, that we're healthy, and No. 2, that how we feel now remains the same."


Reds pitcher Mike Leake throws four scoreless innings Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Reds pitcher Mike Leake rolled through four scoreless innings Tuesday against the Indians, allowing just two hits in the contest.

Leake, who could be slotted as the No. 2 pitcher in Cincinnati's rotation, was at least happy he found something to work on in the outing.

"Every first pitch was a ball except for one," Leake said, "so at least I got to work behind hitters and get out of bad counts, so that's a positive."

Leake finished with three strikeouts and one walk on the day.


Reds, Mike Leake avoid arbitration with $9.775 million deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Pitcher Mike Leake avoided arbitration with Reds, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $9.775 million deal prior to Friday's deadline, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Leake  logged 214 1/3 innings in 2014. He went 11-13 with a 3.70 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 164:50 K:BB ratio in 33 starts.

Reds more likely to trade Leake, Latos than Cueto, Chapman


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Although the Reds have received calls on the availability of pitchers Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman, it is more likely that Mike Leake or Mat Latos would be dealt this offseason instead, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said they were "close" to a couple of trades on Tuesday, but both fell through, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. When asked about rumors of a Chapman trade, Jocketty said, "I'll listen to anything that makes sense. It was not something we initiated."


Reds will likely trade one 2016 free-agent class starting pitcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday he suspects he will have to trade one of the four starting pitchers due to hit the free-agent market next offseason, according to the Boston Herald

Johnny Cueto, Alfredo Simon, Mat Latos and Mike Leake are all set to become free agents after the 2015 season. Jocketty said he would like to keep Cueto.


Rival execs say Reds willing to entertain offers for starters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Rival executives say the Reds are "listening" to what teams may offer for certain members of their starting rotation, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon all are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, though it's unlikely the team would trade its ace, Cueto, the report said.

Heyman noted that "Latos recent history of injuries might limit his value, Leake has a decent pay day coming as a fifth-year arbitration eligible player and Simon wasn't as good in the second half after a big beginning last year. So none of those pitchers would bring anything close to the kind of haul Cueto could potentially bring."


Mike Leake fans eight in final start of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake put together a dominant outing Friday night at home against the Pirates. However, he was unable to factor into the decision, as the Pirates scored two runs in the eighth inning to defeat Cincinnati 3-1.

Leake served up a solo home run in the fifth inning for his only blemish of the night. The right-hander permitted one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings of work. Of his 106 pitches, 69 were strikes.

Leake ends his 2014 campaign 11-13 with a 3.70 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 164:50 K:BB ratio over 33 starts (214 1/3 innings).


Mike Leake knocked around Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake got knocked around Saturday against the Cardinals.

Leake allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. After a scoreless first, the Cardinals were able to get to Leake. With two outs in the second inning, the team mounted a mini-rally. After a double and a walk, Tony Cruz belted a three-run shot to left. A home run sunk Leake in the third inning as well. After hitting the leadoff man, Kolten Wong smacked a two-run shot. Leake would give up another run in the fifth inning, but it was due to an error. The run would be unearned. 

With the loss, Leake dropped to 11-13. He’ll take on the Pirates in his next start. 


Mike Leake suffering from dead arm


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake offered an explanation for his so-so start Sunday at Milwaukee. According to MLB.com, he wasn't pitching at 100 percent.

"I had a little dead arm today," he said. "I didn't have the full ability to give full effort today. Dead arm can get you. It's one of those things that's hard to explain, but everybody understands what it is."

Leake, who has a 7.31 ERA in three September starts, has thrown 202 1/3 innings this season, eclipsing 200 for the first time.

"Certainly not his best stuff, or more importantly, his best command," Reds manager Bryan Pricesaid. "He was behind a lot, yanking a lot of pitches off the plate. That doesn't happen very often with Leaker."

Leake's next start is scheduled for Saturday at St. Louis.


Mike Leake pitches decently in losing effort


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake allowed three runs over six innings and took the loss in Sunday's 9-2 defeat at Milwaukee. Leake (11-12) yielded eight hits and three walks while striking out three.

It was Leake's first loss since Aug. 13. He'll try to bounce back Sunday at St. Louis.


Mike Leake strikes out six in win vs. Cardinals Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake earned a win Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on eight hits in six-plus innings while striking out six in his team's 9-5 victory over the Cardinals.

Leake (11-11) held the Cardinals to one run in his first six innings of work but got into trouble in the seventh, leaving the game with runners on the corners and no outs. The bullpen eventually allowed both runs to score. Leake owns a 3.62 ERA and 149:43 K:BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Sunday.


Mike Leake gets roughed up in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake was roughed up in a no-decision Thursday night against the Orioles in Baltimore. He permitted seven runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over four innings of work.

Leake did not allow an earned run in each of his previous two starts before Thursday's meltdown. He owns a 3.59 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 29 starts (190 1/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against St. Louis.

Mike Leake turns in excellent start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake turned in an excellent start Friday against the Pirates. 

Leake allowed six hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out one and did not issue a walk during the appearance. Leake didn’t really put himself in a bad situation all night. The only inning where he fell into some trouble was the sixth. After getting the first two outs, Leake gave up a double and a single. He was able to pitch out of it, though. It was the only inning Leake put more than one man on base. 

Leake was matched by Edinson Volquez throughout the start. Despite the strong performance, he picked up a no-decision. Leake will take on the Orioles in his next start.


Report: Reds place two starters on revocable waivers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) The Reds have placed starters Mat Latos and Mike Leake on revocable waivers, per MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal, who is further reporting that both should be claimed, but neither is likely to be traded.

The Reds have fallen virtually out contention for a playoff spot with a 2-8 slide, which could have led to the decision to test the interest in Latos and Leake.


Mike Leake tosses six scoreless innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake turned in a strong start Saturday against the Braves.

Leake allowed two hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out six and issued three walks during the outing. Leake gave up a hit against the first batter he faced, but managed to pitch around it. He had his two-seam fastball working, getting 10 ground ball outs during the course of the start. Leake got himself in trouble during his final inning of work. After a leadoff double, Leake struck out the next two hitters. With two outs, he proceeded to walk the bases loaded. Leake was pulled from the game at that point. Jumbo Diaz managed to record an out, ensuring the scoreless start for Leake.

With the win, Leake improved to 10-11. He’ll take on the Pirates in his next start. 


Mike Leake picks up no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake avoided the loss Monday against the Cardinals.

Leake allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings of work. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Leake had some struggles early. The Cardinals started a bit of a rally with two outs in the first inning. Leake allowed a walk, a double and a single, driving in two runs. They struck again in the third, after a single drove in Matt Carpenter. Leake was able to get through the next three innings unscathed, but allowed a fourth earned run in the seventh inning. 

Leake left with the game tied, earning a no-decision. He’ll take on the Braves in his next start. 


Red Sox cool off Mike Leake


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) A strong three-start stretch ended Wednesday for Reds starter Mike Leake.

Leake gave up two runs in the first and three in the fifth against Boston before departing and taking his second straight loss. He finished with five runs allowed on eight hits in five innings with one walk and three strikeouts. He was knocked out after a two-run homer by Mike Napoli.

The right-hander had been 2-1 in his previous three starts with just three runs allowed in 20 2/3 innings. He will attempt to bounce back Monday in St. Louis.


Mike Leake strikes out seven in loss vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake was stuck with a loss Friday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and four walks in seven innings and striking out seven in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Marlins.

Leake (9-10) loaded the bases with one out in the sixth after five scoreless innings, but he was able to escape the inning with just one run on the board. He then served up a solo home run in the seventh. Leake has turned in three straight quality starts, but he's battled control issues in his last two outings. He owns a 3.42 ERA and 126:37 K:BB ratio in 160 2/3 innings. Leake is scheduled to face the Rockies Thursday.


Mike Leake picks up ninth win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake earned a win Sunday, surrendering just one earned run on three hits and four walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 7-3 victory over the Marlins.

Leake (9-9) has given up just one earned run in his last two starts combined after surrendering four earned runs in each of his previous three starts. His only damage Sunday came on a fourth-inning RBI single with his team's up 5-0. Leake owns a 3.48 ERA and 119:33 K:BB ratio in 153 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Marlins again Friday.


Mike Leake shines in win vs. Diamondbacks Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Reds pitcher Mike Leake dominated in a win Tuesday, giving up just five hits in 7 2/3 scoreless innings and striking out eight in his team's 3-0 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Leake (8-9) also managed to drive in a run with a second-inning single while recording his first win and quality start in four outings. He owns a 3.53 ERA and 114:29 K:BB ratio in 147 2/3 innings. Leake is on track to face the Marlins Sunday.


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.