Mike Leake
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 165LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #8, Cincinnati Reds | Arizona State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 10 13 3.92 31 31 0 186 130 1.28
2018 10 10 4.36 31 31 0 185.2 119 1.30
2019 12 11 4.29 32 32 0 197 127 1.29
10 Seasons 105 98 4.05 301 296 0 1,829 1,231 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 31 10-13 3.92 186 130 1.28
2018 31 10-10 4.36 185.2 119 1.30
2019 32 12-11 4.29 197 127 1.29
10 Seasons 301 105-98 4.05 1,829 1,231 1.28
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 2754 607 32 5.3 4.1 88.8 114.0 6.9 31.0 .274 .432 .296 .330 .369 35.9 15.3 6.3 3.70 4.55
2016 28 2659 595 37 6.2 4.9 89.0 114.7 6.2 29.7 .280 .449 .323 .327 .375 36.8 16.5 4.0 4.69 4.55
2017 29 2779 606 31 5.1 4.0 87.6 114.0 6.1 30.9 .273 .433 .316 .320 .363 36.4 16.6 4.7 3.92 4.42
2018 30 2798 624 42 6.7 5.4 89.7 116.3 8.5 35.4 .298 .471 .326 .348 .394 39.6 15.2 4.3 4.36 5.26
2019 31 2975 671 59 8.8 7.1 90.7 114.4 11.6 31.4 .294 .519 .341 .355 .404 42.9 15.2 3.2 4.29 5.74
Player 13965 3103 201 6.5 5.1 89.2 116.3 8.0 31.7 .284 .462 .321 .336 .382 38.4 15.8 4.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Leake relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(26.1%) ,
Changeup
(20.7%) ,
Sinker
(18.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(14.4%) ,
Slider
(12.6%) ,
Curveball
(7.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 52.6 15.5 27.8 4.1 35.9 40.5 20.1 4.1 39.4 16.3 23.7 5.8 5.3 4.1
2016 55.1 18.0 23.9 3.0 34.8 40.7 24.0 3.0 41.3 15.5 25.7 4.7 6.2 4.9
2017 54.6 17.0 25.1 3.3 39.6 41.4 19.0 5.0 39.6 16.2 24.9 5.9 5.1 4.0
2018 49.7 19.7 25.8 4.8 43.9 36.5 19.4 2.2 34.9 19.9 29.2 6.6 6.7 5.4
2019 47.2 23.2 23.7 5.8 39.6 37.9 22.5 2.2 34.9 22.4 24.7 6.1 8.8 7.1
Player 51.7 18.8 25.2 4.3 38.8 39.3 21.0 3.3 37.9 18.1 25.7 5.8 6.5 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2019 Curveball AZ R 235 79.3 47.4 -2.5 -5 14.6 2.2 18
2019 Sinker AZ R 544 88.3 32.5 -0.2 -1 11.9 -4.0 -25
2019 Cutter AZ R 774 86.7 31.7 -0.5 -2 1.6 -0.6 -26
2019 Slider AZ R 373 80.3 45.7 0.6 1 9.5 -0.4 -4
2019 Changeup AZ R 615 84.0 41.2 4.5 12 12.5 -2.4 -16
2019 4-Seamer AZ R 427 88.6 27.6 -4.5 -19 8.1 -0.4 -5
2018 Curveball SEA R 304 78.4 53.8 -0.5 -1 15.8 5.3 50
2018 Changeup SEA R 523 83.7 40.8 4.9 14 14.4 0.4 3
2018 Cutter SEA R 617 87.3 30.1 -0.4 -1 0.6 -0.9 -58
2018 Slider SEA R 307 80.2 46.2 1.6 4 8.5 0.0 0
2018 Sinker SEA R 970 88.8 32.3 2.4 8 14.0 -1.8 -12
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 75 89.1 26.9 -6.1 -29 8.8 0.4 4
2017 Slider SEA R 380 81.0 45.0 1.0 2 6.9 -0.8 -10
2017 Sinker SEA R 1,230 90.2 29.7 2.6 9 15.7 -0.1 -1
2017 4-Seamer SEA R 86 90.6 24.7 -4.7 -24 6.3 -3.5 -36
2017 Curveball SEA R 181 78.4 55.8 -0.3 -1 13.6 3.9 40
2017 Cutter SEA R 520 88.9 27.5 0.1 0 1.9 -2.1 -762
2017 Changeup SEA R 324 84.5 37.5 3.8 11 15.8 2.0 15
2016 Changeup STL R 223 85.6 35.3 4.9 16 14.1 1.3 10
2016 4-Seamer STL R 174 90.1 27.1 -9.0 -50 1.6 -6.1 -80
2016 Curveball STL R 157 79.1 55.5 2.4 5 13.4 3.1 31
2016 Sinker STL R 1,359 91.2 27.9 5.0 22 12.2 -2.3 -16
2016 Cutter STL R 437 89.8 26.6 -1.2 -5 2.6 1.1 75
2016 Slider STL R 233 81.6 45.7 3.5 8 10.5 2.8 37
2015 Cutter SF R 466 90.3 -- -- 2.6 1.1 73
2015 Slider SF R 242 81.7 -- -- 12.2 5.4 79
2015 Sinker SF R 1,212 91.5 -- -- 11.8 -2.8 -19
2015 4-Seamer SF R 138 90.9 -- -- 1.8 -6.0 -77
2015 Changeup SF R 179 86.1 -- -- 13.1 0.3 2
2015 Curveball SF R 343 80.4 -- -- 14.9 5.2 53
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Cutter -0.3 -2 774 26.0 237 .276 .467 .338 16.2 15.2 14.8 .265 .440 .312 31.4
2019 Changeup -0.1 -1 615 20.7 199 .299 .454 .343 17.3 10.1 13.5 .317 .473 .344 48.6
2019 Sinker -3.1 -17 544 18.3 129 .431 .813 .548 7.1 5.4 9.3 .397 .797 .501 53.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 2 427 14.4 112 .236 .472 .327 11.7 11.6 12.6 .298 .614 .394 48.4
2019 Slider 0.5 2 373 12.5 99 .211 .422 .309 38.0 36.4 25.0 .217 .391 .287 45.5
2019 Curveball 1.6 4 235 7.9 53 .173 .365 .234 27.1 28.3 19.2 .217 .404 .268 27.0
2018 Sinker -0.8 -8 970 34.7 262 .326 .504 .394 8.6 6.1 9.4 .351 .541 .404 46.7
2018 Cutter -0.2 -1 617 22.1 167 .297 .424 .340 16.4 18.6 15.9 .306 .465 .352 32.3
2018 Changeup 1.1 6 523 18.7 161 .252 .329 .288 14.5 10.6 12.2 .270 .399 .306 37.7
2018 Slider 0.3 1 307 11.0 101 .204 .469 .312 33.3 32.7 22.3 .206 .384 .258 31.8
2018 Curveball -2.0 -6 304 10.9 80 .273 .545 .358 26.2 23.8 24.4 .300 .549 .375 37.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 1 75 2.7 9 .111 .222 .139 24.2 33.3 9.7 .196 .243 .198 66.7
2017 Sinker -0.3 -4 1,230 44.3 331 .324 .497 .385 10.0 7.9 12.4 .321 .505 .376 43.5
2017 Cutter 2.9 15 520 18.7 159 .182 .286 .218 19.8 22.0 23.6 .225 .369 .261 23.3
2017 Slider 0.7 3 380 13.7 111 .190 .267 .222 41.8 43.2 23.8 .175 .277 .208 32.2
2017 Changeup -0.8 -3 324 11.7 88 .294 .482 .362 16.9 9.1 12.3 .314 .504 .355 38.5
2017 Curveball -3.0 -5 181 6.5 46 .395 .651 .464 11.6 6.5 8.1 .334 .513 .381 32.5
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 0 86 3.1 23 .250 .250 .287 20.0 26.1 18.2 .190 .271 .263 21.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 597 2,105 -3 9 -10 -11 -15
2011 688 2,536 2 25 -13 -11 3
2012 774 2,767 -16 26 -21 -6 -17
2013 797 2,893 -4 30 -13 -8 5
2014 898 3,204 5 17 -10 -11 1
2015 773 2,734 6 20 -10 -6 9
2016 756 2,654 1 12 -15 -7 -9
2017 759 2,722 -3 34 -15 -11 5
2018 780 2,796 -6 16 -8 -10 -7
2019 829 2,968 0 11 -15 -8 -13
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,754 48.2 65.8 91.8 29.1 68.2 45.4 61.3 46.8 14.5 6.6 82.5
2016 2,659 48.6 66.7 90.0 30.1 67.9 43.6 62.1 47.9 15.9 6.1 73.9
2017 2,779 50.0 68.3 88.6 27.8 62.8 44.2 63.3 48.4 18.4 6.9 79.3
2018 2,798 51.4 68.3 89.2 30.2 68.1 44.9 65.3 49.7 16.7 7.2 77.5
2019 2,975 50.9 69.6 87.8 30.4 66.6 45.1 63.5 50.4 18.0 7.9 78.5
Player 13,965 49.9 67.8 89.4 29.5 66.8 44.7 63.1 48.7 16.8 6.9 78.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 20 13 18 29 26 7 41 27 22 16 69 3 46 29 25 86 1
2016 30 8 21 33 52 8 44 34 30 18 97 4 64 23 19 72 1
2017 40 17 32 46 56 11 67 39 20 16 96 12 55 15 10 68 1
2018 11 1 7 27 24 2 42 12 15 7 97 3 77 5 7 62 2
2019 11 4 5 8 38 1 18 7 7 5 99 3 64 3 11 57 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 20 20.6 -1 9 17 8 40.0
2017 22.7 20 21.6 -2 6 21 8 40.0
2018 23.5 23 23.1 0 14 12 13 56.5
2019 23.4 41 40.0 1 13 31 16 39.0
Player 23.1 104 105.3 -1 42 81 45 43.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 20 22 16 25 20 17 21 20 18 16 19 23 22 17 20 22 14 17 21 21 23 17 30 27 21 19 19 30 25 22 15
2017 20 23 18 18 21 21 28 18 16 18 23 28 20 23 20 20 17 17 26 21 24 23 27 26 21 19 18 29 27 24 14
2018 23 32 18 20 23 21 25 22 20 17 22 28 26 21 20 27 22 20 26 25 27 26 27 27 18 19 20 24 30 22 18
2019 41 46 33 43 41 39 48 43 34 27 34 41 49 39 36 39 35 33 42 43 43 40 50 45 36 35 37 45 51 40 32
Player 104 123 85 106 105 98 122 103 88 78 98 120 117 100 96 108 88 87 115 110 117 106 134 125 96 92 94 128 133 108 79
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 90.8 -0.3 89.8 -1.0 88.2 -1.6 87.6 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 86.1 85.4 -0.7 84.5 -0.9 83.7 -0.8 84.0 0.3
Breaking Velocity 80.9 80.5 -0.4 80.2 -0.3 79.4 -0.8 79.9 0.5
Exit Velocity 88.8 89.0 0.2 87.6 -1.4 89.7 2.1 90.7 1.0
Launch Angle 6.9 6.2 -0.7 6.1 -0.1 8.5 2.4 11.6 3.1
Barrel % 5.3 6.2 0.9 5.1 -1.1 6.7 1.6 8.8 2.1
Hard Hit % 35.9 36.8 0.9 36.4 -0.4 39.6 3.2 42.9 3.3
Sweet Spot % 31.0 29.7 -1.3 30.9 1.2 35.4 4.5 31.4 -4.0
xBA .274 .280 0.006 .273 -0.007 .298 0.025 .294 -0.004
BA .243 .288 0.045 .278 -0.010 .280 0.002 .286 0.006
xwOBA .330 .327 -0.003 .320 -0.007 .348 0.028 .355 0.007
wOBA .296 .323 0.027 .316 -0.007 .326 0.010 .341 0.015
xSLG .432 .449 0.017 .433 -0.016 .471 0.038 .519 0.048
SLG .393 .437 0.044 .424 -0.013 .447 0.023 .506 0.059
K% 15.3 16.5 1.2 16.6 0.1 15.2 -1.4 15.2 0.0
BB% 6.3 4.0 -2.3 4.7 0.7 4.3 -0.4 3.2 -1.1
Swing % 46.8 47.9 1.1 48.4 0.5 49.7 1.3 50.4 0.7
Whiff% 14.5 15.9 1.4 18.4 2.5 16.7 -1.7 18.0 1.3
In Zone % 48.2 48.6 0.4 50.0 1.4 51.4 1.4 50.9 -0.5
Out of Zone % 51.8 51.4 -0.4 50.0 -1.4 48.6 -1.4 49.1 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 30.1 1.0 27.8 -2.3 30.2 2.4 30.4 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 28.1 29.5 1.4 28.9 -0.6 27.6 -1.3 29.6 2.0
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 62.1 0.8 63.3 1.2 65.3 2.0 63.5 -1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 736 .325 392 1 0.3 344 99 28.8
2017 Shifts 757 .312 377 2 0.5 380 77 20.3
2018 Shifts 780 .326 427 12 2.8 353 164 46.5
2019 Shifts 833 .341 379 28 7.4 454 210 46.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo