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Mike Leake 2014 Outlook


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#1 umarjibril

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:26 PM

This guy has been quietly putting up decent numbers this year. Thoughts?

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:31 PM

no k's, boring
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

Good reliable streamer target for 2-start weeks. Doesn't seem like he gets blown up very often. Very nice start against the Padres tonight. Seems like he could be a Tim Hudson-type pitcher this year.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:34 PM

Figured I would start a thread for this guy.

I just traded for him and am happy with his start today. 8 innings 1 run 1 BB 5 Ks

He has pitched well so far but is stuck with only 2 wins as the Reds struggle to give him run support.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:40 PM

yea he's actually a pretty solid pitcher. I have owned him all year and he's been pretty steady for me. He mixes his stuff well and can throw any pitch on any count; He keeps batters guessing..not a "sexy" pitcher but he's becoming a must start for me even with a bad matchup

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:45 PM

yea he's actually a pretty solid pitcher. I have owned him all year and he's been pretty steady for me. He mixes his stuff well and can throw any pitch on any count; He keeps batters guessing..not a "sexy" pitcher but he's becoming a must start for me even with a bad matchup


I agree. I figured he was/still is a good buy low as he could easily have 4 or 5 wins right now.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:51 PM

I was wanting to pick him up for his two start this week, but forgot. Good to see him go out and dominate the lowly Pads.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:53 PM

damn, added and dropped Leake for his 2 starts this week only.

now with the rain PPD and Cingrani returning Sunday, he loses that 2nd start

I guess he'll get 2 next week now, but less appealing for sure.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:55 PM


damn, added and dropped Leake for his 2 starts this week only.

now with the rain PPD and Cingrani returning Sunday, he loses that 2nd start

I guess he'll get 2 next week now, but less appealing for sure.


Are you sure about that? ESPN currently shows Leake starting on Sunday and Cingrani on Monday.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:01 PM

damn, added and dropped Leake for his 2 starts this week only.

now with the rain PPD and Cingrani returning Sunday, he loses that 2nd start

I guess he'll get 2 next week now, but less appealing for sure.


Are you sure about that? ESPN currently shows Leake starting on Sunday and Cingrani on Monday.


I'm sure


Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Sunday versus the Phillies.

He was either going to get the ball on Sunday or Monday, and now we have a definitive day. Cingrani missed a couple weeks with a minor shoulder ailment, but fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to stick him back into their lineups immediately. He boasts a 3.34 with 32 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings this season.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:06 PM

damn, added and dropped Leake for his 2 starts this week only.

now with the rain PPD and Cingrani returning Sunday, he loses that 2nd start

I guess he'll get 2 next week now, but less appealing for sure.


Are you sure about that? ESPN currently shows Leake starting on Sunday and Cingrani on Monday.


I'm sure


Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Sunday versus the Phillies.
He was either going to get the ball on Sunday or Monday, and now we have a definitive day. Cingrani missed a couple weeks with a minor shoulder ailment, but fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to stick him back into their lineups immediately. He boasts a 3.34 with 32 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings this season.

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May 16 - 3:22 PM


Dang that sucks. Picked up Leake for the same reason.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:27 PM

So far having a nice game against the Nationals, don't know too much about him. How come he's not owned in most leagues?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:29 PM

^ he's a good solid pitcher but his K/9 is below average as he really doesn't have a "swing and miss" pitch

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

For being FA fodder, if I swung that way I would honestly give him a reacharound for being hot in his own way.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:43 PM

Yeah he plays a lot of innings,


For being FA fodder, if I swung that way I would honestly give him a reacharound for being hot in his own way.


Yeah he plays a ton of innings which is key.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

3 bad starts in a row. Is this the end of Leake's run?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

Leake is an enigma.

Good moving fastball and good curve, but doesn't K as many as he should and is hit more than he should be.

Edited by jwblue, 19 June 2014 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

First time I sat Leake all year because of the match up and he's been rotten lately. Ugh Making the Blue Jays look easy some how.

Edited by MrPositive, 21 June 2014 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:23 PM

The real problem with him as a fantasy pitcher is how damned unpredictable he is. When he's on, he looks like a good #2 or #3, but when he's not, your ratios get creamed and you don't get K either. He's good when on a roll, and makes a nice 5th/6th option then.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:34 PM

Leake is a finesse pitcher, doesn't have electric stuff to blow hitters away with but has great command and can really spot his pitches. Kind of like Bartolo Colon, he can variate his fastball a bit with some good off-speed stuff. Leake can eat innings. Doesn't really K guys. But like Bartolo, when he doesn't spot his pitches he gets blown away hard because he fastball that averages at 90 MPH isn't blowing by any hitters.

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