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Jose De Leon

Jose De Leon

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 220 | Age: 27
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 24, #724, Los Angeles Dodgers) - Southern A&M
Isabela, Puerto Rico
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 2.25 3 0 0 4.0 7 1.50
3 Seasons 4 0 6.08 8 4 0 23.2 24 1.65
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 3 1-0 2.25 4.0 7 1.50
3 Seasons 8 4-0 6.08 23.2 24 1.65

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 LAD NL 80 2 0 6.35 4 4 0 17.0 19 17 12 5 7 15 1.53
2017 TB AL 15 1 0 10.13 1 0 0 2.2 4 3 3 1 3 2 2.63
2019 TB AL 21 1 0 2.25 3 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 3 7 1.50
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

The Dodgers signed De Leon for $35,000 as a 24th-round pick in 2013 after he had spent three years in Southern University's starting rotation. He broke out the next year, when he was the Rookie-level Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year and broke Clayton Kershaw's Class A Great Lakes single-game strikeout record with 14. He led the Minors in whiffs per nine innings (12.8) in 2015, then dominated Triple-A and made his big league debut with the Dodgers in '16, only to be traded to the Rays in exchange for Logan Forsythe during the offseason. Though he would make his Rays debut in May, De Leon spent much of 2017 on the shelf with right forearm and lat strains and had his entire '18 campaign wiped out by Tommy John surgery. He made a healthy return to the mound in the Florida State League this May before joining Triple-A Durham's starting rotation and returned to the big leagues in August. He was sent to the Reds for cash and a player to be named later in November.

De Leon's rash of injuries impacted his velocity, and he was sitting in the 88-92 mph range upon joining the Rays after previously working at 92-94 and bumping 96. Since returning from TJ surgery, the right-hander was consistently 91-95 mph and throwing his heater with late life up in the zone. De Leon's changeup is still his his best secondary pitch, a legitimate plus offering that plays nicely off of his fastball, and he also throws a slider that's effective when he gets right-handers to chase it off the plate.

De Leon had a strong track record as a strike-thrower, though it likely will take him some time to regain the control and command he had before his myriad injuries. He still has the upside of a big league starter, at this point likely a No. 4 or No. 5, though he'll need to stay healthy in order to achieve such potential.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2016 302 55 6 10.9 85.2 12.5 .279 .544 .392 .385 .441 29.1 18.8 8.8
2017 69 10 1 10.0 86.5 5.0 .205 .450 .470 .356 .325 10.0 13.3 20.0
2019 80 9 0 0.0 85.9 8.9 .171 .232 .271 .276 .299 11.1 33.3 14.3
ALL 451 74 7 9.5 85.5 11.0 .251 .479 .381 .361 .407 24.3 20.7 11.2
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/20/2019 Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Jose De Leon to Cincinnati Reds for Player To Be Named Later and cash.
11/07/2019 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Criollos de Caguas.
10/11/2019 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Jose De Leon.
10/02/2019 Tampa Bay Rays reassigned RHP Jose De Leon to the minor leagues.
09/14/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Durham Bulls.
08/30/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Durham Bulls.
08/28/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose De Leon from Durham Bulls.
08/15/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Durham Bulls.
08/14/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose De Leon from Durham Bulls.
08/01/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Durham Bulls.
07/31/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose De Leon from Durham Bulls.
07/03/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Durham Bulls.
05/15/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Jose De Leon on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
05/04/2019 Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Jose De Leon on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
04/19/2019 Tampa Bay Rays transferred RHP Jose De Leon from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Tommy John surgery.
03/28/2019 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 10-day injured list. Tommy John surgery.
11/02/2018 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Jose De Leon from the 60-day injured list.
04/10/2018 Tampa Bay Rays transferred RHP Jose De Leon from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Recovery from Tommy John surgery.
03/28/2018 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 10-day disabled list. Tommy John surgery.
10/02/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
08/14/2017 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 7-day disabled list.
08/04/2017 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Durham Bulls.
08/03/2017 Durham Bulls sent RHP Jose De Leon on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
07/17/2017 Durham Bulls sent RHP Jose De Leon on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
06/11/2017 Durham Bulls placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 7-day disabled list.
05/30/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Durham Bulls.
05/29/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Jose De Leon from Durham Bulls.
05/21/2017 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Durham Bulls from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
05/11/2017 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Durham Bulls.
04/04/2017 Durham Bulls placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 7-day disabled list.
03/15/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Jose De Leon to Durham Bulls.
01/23/2017 Tampa Bay Rays traded 2B Logan Forsythe to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Jose De Leon.
10/23/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Jose De Leon.
10/07/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned RHP Jose De Leon to the minor leagues.
09/04/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of RHP Jose De Leon from Oklahoma City Dodgers.
06/07/2016 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Jose De Leon from the 7-day disabled list.
05/16/2016 Oklahoma City Dodgers placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 14, 2016.
05/03/2016 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Jose De Leon from the 7-day disabled list.
04/07/2016 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers.
01/25/2016 Los Angeles Dodgers invited non-roster RHP Jose De Leon to spring training.
09/15/2015 Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Jose De Leon from the temporarily inactive list.
09/04/2015 Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Jose De Leon on the temporarily inactive list.
08/06/2015 Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Jose De Leon from the 7-day disabled list.
07/17/2015 Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 7-day disabled list.
05/22/2015 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
04/24/2015 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes activated RHP Jose De Leon from the 7-day disabled list.
04/16/2015 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes placed RHP Jose De Leon on the 7-day disabled list.
04/07/2015 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons.
08/12/2014 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Ogden Raptors.
10/31/2013 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Criollos de Caguas.
10/31/2013 Criollos de Caguas placed RHP Jose De Leon on the reserve list.
08/15/2013 RHP Jose De Leon assigned to Ogden Raptors from AZL Dodgers.
06/21/2013 Jose De Leon assigned to AZL Dodgers.
06/20/2013 Los Angeles Dodgers signed RHP Jose De Leon.