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Mike Leake
Popularity: ↓ 3%
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 165LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #8, Cincinnati Reds | Arizona State
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 12 11 4.29 32 32 0 197.0 127 1.29
10 Seasons 105 98 4.05 301 296 0 1829.0 1231 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 32 12-11 4.29 197.0 127 1.29
10 Seasons 301 105-98 4.05 1829.0 1231 1.28

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 2754 607 32 5.3 88.9 6.7 30.3 .278 .439 .296 .337 .379 35.6 15.3 6.3 3.70 4.57
2016 2659 595 37 6.2 89 6.2 29.7 .281 .453 .323 .333 .383 36.8 16.5 4.0 4.69 4.51
2017 2779 606 31 5.1 87.7 6.1 31.0 .277 .440 .317 .329 .375 36.3 16.6 4.7 3.92 4.48
2018 2798 624 42 6.7 89.7 8.5 35.4 .303 .481 .326 .356 .403 39.6 15.2 4.3 4.36 5.32
2019 2975 671 59 8.8 90.7 11.6 31.6 .298 .526 .341 .360 .410 42.9 15.2 3.2 4.29 5.69
ALL 13965 3103 201 6.5 89.2 7.9 31.6 .288 .470 .321 .343 .391 38.4 15.8 4.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Cutter 774 346 428 26.1 86.7 237 225 62 37 16 0 9 36 191 .276 .270 .467 .453 .321 .318 87.6 19 2232 16.2 14.8
2019 Changeup 615 157 458 20.7 84.0 199 194 58 39 13 1 5 20 175 .299 .318 .454 .475 .322 .347 92.8 1 1719 17.4 13.5
2019 Sinker 544 250 294 18.3 88.3 129 123 53 33 6 1 13 7 117 .431 .399 .813 .803 .517 .505 93.9 6 2023 7.2 9.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 427 258 169 14.4 88.6 112 106 25 13 5 1 6 13 93 .236 .307 .472 .628 .310 .404 90.0 21 2086 11.8 12.6
2019 Slider 373 204 169 12.6 80.3 99 90 19 12 1 0 6 36 55 .211 .217 .422 .394 .293 .290 90.7 14 2506 38.2 25.0
2019 Curveball 235 107 128 7.9 79.3 53 52 9 3 4 0 2 15 37 .173 .217 .365 .400 .228 .266 87.7 12 2572 27.1 19.2
2018 Sinker 970 579 391 34.7 88.8 262 242 79 51 19 3 6 16 229 .326 .357 .504 .553 .373 .413 92.6 7 2006 8.7 9.4
2018 Cutter 617 357 260 22.1 87.3 167 158 47 35 8 0 4 31 127 .297 .309 .424 .471 .330 .358 88.6 13 2200 16.4 15.9
2018 Changeup 523 183 340 18.7 83.7 162 155 39 31 6 0 2 17 138 .252 .273 .329 .405 .267 .310 88.7 3 1769 14.5 12.2
2018 Slider 307 270 37 11.0 80.2 101 98 20 7 6 1 6 33 66 .204 .217 .469 .401 .285 .271 85.4 10 2447 33.3 22.3
2018 Curveball 304 117 187 10.9 78.4 80 77 21 11 4 1 5 19 58 .273 .308 .545 .560 .357 .383 87.7 16 2560 26.4 24.4
2018 4-Seam Fastball 75 47 28 2.7 89.1 9 9 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 .111 .197 .222 .240 .139 .192 96.8 13 2121 24.2 9.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 4-Seamer ARI R 427 88.6 27.6 -4.4 -19 8.1 -0.3 -4
2019 Curveball ARI R 235 79.3 47.4 -2.7 -5 14.6 1.9 15
2019 Slider ARI R 373 80.3 45.7 1.9 4 9.5 -0.8 -8
2019 Changeup ARI R 615 84 41.2 4.2 11 12.5 -2.6 -17
2019 Cutter ARI R 774 86.7 31.7 -0.3 -1 1.6 -0.6 -25
2019 Sinker ARI R 544 88.3 32.5 -0.3 -1 11.9 -3.9 -25
2018 Slider SEA R 307 80.2 46.2 1.6 4 8.5 -0.3 -3
2018 Curveball SEA R 304 78.4 53.8 -0.3 0 15.8 5.3 51
2018 Changeup SEA R 523 83.7 40.8 4.9 14 14.4 0.4 3
2018 Sinker SEA R 970 88.8 32.3 2.4 8 14 -1.8 -11
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 75 89.1 26.9 -5.9 -28 8.8 0.4 5
2018 Cutter SEA R 617 87.3 30.1 -0.5 -2 0.6 -0.8 -55
2017 Slider SEA R 379 81 45 0.9 2 6.9 -1.1 -14
2017 Sinker SEA R 1230 90.2 29.7 2.5 9 15.7 -0.1 -1
2017 Curveball SEA R 181 78.4 55.8 -0.2 0 13.6 3.8 39
2017 Changeup SEA R 324 84.5 37.5 3.8 11 15.8 2 15
2017 Cutter SEA R 520 88.9 27.5 0.1 0 1.9 -2.2 -718
2017 4-Seamer SEA R 86 90.6 24.7 -4.6 -23 6.3 -3.5 -36
2016 4-Seamer STL R 174 90.1 27.1 -9.3 -52 4.1 -4.8 -54
2016 Changeup STL R 223 85.6 35.3 4.9 16 15.5 2.4 18
2016 Sinker STL R 1361 91.2 27.9 5.3 23 13.9 -1 -6
2016 Cutter STL R 437 89.8 26.6 -1.3 -5 0.1 0.5 -90
2016 Slider STL R 233 81.6 45.7 3.1 7 7.1 1.6 29
2016 Curveball STL R 157 79.1 55.4 1.7 3 10.4 2.7 36
2015 Sinker SF R 1179 91.5 25.9 3.4 15 13.5 -1.5 -10
2015 Slider SF R 240 81.6 44 1.9 5 8.8 4 82
2015 4-Seamer SF R 136 90.9 24.9 -7.5 -43 4.3 -4.7 -53
2015 Changeup SF R 174 86.1 28 -2.4 -8 14.7 1.2 9
2015 Cutter SF R 449 90.4 25.5 -1.4 -6 0.1 0.6 -87
2015 Curveball SF R 325 80.4 53.6 1.6 3 11.9 4.2 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 Curveball -1.6 -4 235 7.9 53 .173 .365 .234 27.1 28.3 19.2 .217 .400 .265 27.0
2019 Slider -0.8 -3 373 12.5 99 .211 .422 .309 38.2 36.4 25.0 .217 .394 .289 45.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 427 14.4 112 .236 .472 .327 11.8 11.6 12.6 .307 .628 .404 48.4
2019 Sinker 3.1 17 544 18.3 129 .431 .813 .541 7.2 5.4 9.3 .399 .803 .506 53.0
2019 Changeup 0.1 1 615 20.7 199 .299 .454 .338 17.4 10.1 13.5 .318 .475 .347 48.6
2019 Cutter 0.4 3 774 26.0 237 .276 .467 .338 16.2 15.2 14.8 .270 .453 .319 31.4
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -1 75 2.7 9 .111 .222 .139 24.2 33.3 9.7 .197 .240 .192 66.7
2018 Curveball 1.9 6 304 10.9 80 .273 .545 .358 26.4 23.8 24.4 .308 .560 .383 37.9
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 307 11.0 101 .204 .469 .312 33.3 32.7 22.3 .217 .401 .271 31.8
2018 Changeup -1.0 -5 523 18.7 162 .252 .329 .290 14.5 10.5 12.2 .273 .405 .313 37.7
2018 Cutter 0.3 2 617 22.1 167 .297 .424 .340 16.4 18.6 15.9 .309 .471 .358 32.3
2018 Sinker 0.9 8 970 34.7 262 .326 .504 .394 8.7 6.1 9.4 .357 .553 .413 46.7
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 0 86 3.1 23 .250 .250 .287 20.0 26.1 18.2 .191 .282 .271 21.4
2017 Curveball 2.8 5 181 6.5 46 .395 .651 .464 11.6 6.5 8.1 .334 .526 .392 32.5
2017 Changeup 0.9 3 325 11.7 89 .291 .477 .358 16.9 9.0 12.1 .323 .513 .370 38.0
2017 Slider -0.9 -3 379 13.6 110 .192 .269 .224 42.1 43.6 23.8 .176 .280 .212 32.8
2017 Cutter -2.8 -15 520 18.7 159 .182 .286 .218 19.8 22.0 23.6 .230 .373 .268 23.3
2017 Sinker 0.4 5 1230 44.3 331 .324 .497 .385 10.0 7.9 12.4 .323 .512 .385 43.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 731 2564 1 -9 15 5 12
2017 749 2703 3 -33 15 9 -5
2018 775 2786 6 -14 8 8 9
2019 819 2953 4 -11 14 6 12
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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 2754 48.3 64.6 93.2 28.9 68.7 45.5 61.3 46.2 14.7 6.6 81.4
2016 2659 48.7 65.8 91.3 29.7 68.5 43.7 62.1 47.3 16.1 6.1 73.3
2017 2779 50.0 67.6 89.3 27.7 63.1 44.2 63.3 48.0 18.5 6.9 77.2
2018 2798 51.3 67.9 89.6 30.3 68.0 44.9 65.2 49.6 16.8 7.2 76.6
2019 2975 51.1 69.1 88.4 30.4 66.5 45.1 63.5 50.2 18.1 7.8 78.9
ALL 13965 49.9 67.1 90.3 29.4 67.0 44.7 63.1 48.3 16.9 7.0 77.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 52.6 15.5 27.8 4.1 37.2 41.2 21.6 3.8 38.4 16.0 23.4 5.4 5.3
2016 55.1 18.0 23.9 3.0 35.3 40.7 24.0 2.7 41.3 15.5 25.7 4.7 6.2
2017 54.6 17.0 25.1 3.3 39.9 41.1 19.0 4.6 39.6 16.2 24.9 5.9 5.1
2018 49.7 19.7 25.8 4.8 44.1 36.5 19.4 2.2 34.9 19.9 29.2 6.6 6.7
2019 47.2 23.2 23.7 5.8 39.6 37.9 22.5 2.2 35.0 22.4 24.9 6.1 8.8
ALL 51.7 18.8 25.2 4.3 39.3 39.4 21.3 3.1 37.8 18.1 25.6 5.8 6.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 20 13 19 30 26 7 41 25 26 16 69 3 20 29 29 88
2016 33 10 22 34 53 8 44 34 30 18 97 4 33 20 23 74
2017 39 17 33 48 54 11 66 36 21 16 96 12 39 14 17 70
2018 9 1 7 26 21 2 42 12 15 6 97 2 9 4 17 63
2019 11 5 5 8 40 0 18 6 7 5 99 3 11 2 20 60
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.4 41 37.9 3.1 14 26 18 43.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 41 44 41 40 47 37 36 41 40 36 45 40 24 31 35 43 28 43 34 43 22 34 34 43 39 43 39 35 39 33 49
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 90.8 -0.4 89.8 -1 88.2 -1.6 -0.6 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 86.1 85.6 -0.5 84.5 -1.1 83.7 -0.8 0.3 undefined
Breaking Velocity 80.9 80.6 -0.3 80.2 -0.4 79.4 -0.8 0.5 undefined
Exit Velocity 88.9 89 0.1 87.7 -1.3 89.7 2 1 undefined
Launch Angle 6.7 6.2 -0.5 6.1 -0.1 8.5 2.4 3.1 undefined
Barrel % 5.3 6.2 0.9 5.1 -1.1 6.7 1.6 2.1 undefined
Hard Hit % 35.6 36.8 1.2 36.3 -0.5 39.6 3.3 3.3 undefined
Sweet Spot % 30.3 29.7 -0.6 31 1.3 35.4 4.4 -3.8 undefined
xBA .278 .281 0.003 .277 -0.004 .303 0.026 -0.005 undefined
BA .243 .288 0.045 .278 -0.01 .28 0.002 0.006 undefined
xwOBA .337 .333 -0.004 .329 -0.004 .356 0.027 0.004 undefined
wOBA .296 .323 0.027 .317 -0.006 .326 0.009 0.015 undefined
xSLG .439 .453 0.014 .44 -0.013 .481 0.041 0.045 undefined
SLG .393 .437 0.044 .424 -0.013 .447 0.023 0.059 undefined
K% 15.3 16.5 1.2 16.6 0.1 15.2 -1.4 0 undefined
BB% 6.3 4 -2.3 4.7 0.7 4.3 -0.4 -1.1 undefined
Swing % 46.2 47.3 1.1 48 0.7 49.6 1.6 0.6 undefined
Whiff% 14.7 16.1 1.4 18.5 2.4 16.8 -1.7 1.3 undefined
In Zone Swing % 48.3 48.7 0.4 50 1.3 51.3 1.3 -0.2 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 51.7 51.3 -0.4 50 -1.3 48.7 -1.3 0.2 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 28.7 1.6 28 -0.7 27.2 -0.8 2 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 62.1 0.8 63.3 1.2 65.2 1.9 -1.7 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 738 .325 392 1 0.3 346 59 17.1
2017 759 .311 377 2 0.5 382 53 13.9
2018 781 .326 427 10 2.3 354 123 34.7
2019 833 .341 379 14 3.7 454 166 36.6

Pitch Distribution