Mike Leake Stats

Mike Leake was born on Thursday, November 12, 1987, in San Diego, California. Leake was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 2010, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mike Leake baseball stats page.

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"I hope I never become a guy that plays the game for the money. I play the game because I love it. I'd love to be one of those guys that stays on the same team for 15 years. I'd love to win here." - Mike Leake in USA Today (Bob Nightengal, 06/2/2010, 'Rookie Mike Leake bypasses minors, pitching like Reds' ace', Source )

Mike Leake

Mike 'Sparky' Leake Autograph on a 2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball Card (#400/500)

Mike 'Sparky' Leake Autograph on a 2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball Card (#400/500)

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Birth Name:
Michael Raymond Leake
Nickname:
Mike or Mikey or Sparky
Born On:
11-12-1987  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Diego, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Fallbrook High School (Fallbrook, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-11-2010 (Age 22)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2009 : 1st Round (8th) / Signing Bonus = $2,270,000

Mike Leake

Mike Leake Pitching Stats

2010 23 Reds 24 22 0 8 4 .667 4.23 0 0 0 138.1 604 158 65 77 19 49 2 91 2 3 0 0
2011 24 Reds 29 26 2 12 9 .571 3.86 0 0 0 167.2 693 159 72 74 23 38 3 118 2 8 1 0
2012 25 Reds 30 30 0 8 9 .471 4.58 2 0 0 179.0 757 201 91 97 26 41 3 116 3 3 0 0
2013 26 Reds 31 31 0 14 7 .667 3.37 0 0 0 192.1 801 193 72 78 21 48 4 122 2 6 0 0
2014 27 Reds 33 33 0 11 13 .458 3.70 0 0 0 214.1 902 217 88 93 23 50 3 164 4 13 0 0
2015 28 Reds 21 21 0 9 5 .643 3.56 1 0 0 136.2 556 123 54 55 14 34 4 90 3 2 1 0
2015 28 Giants 9 9 0 2 5 .286 4.07 1 1 0 55.1 222 51 25 25 8 15 1 29 3 1 1 0
2016 29 Cardinals 30 30 0 9 12 .429 4.69 0 0 0 176.2 757 203 92 101 20 30 1 125 7 7 0 0
2017 30 Cardinals 26 26 0 7 12 .368 4.21 0 0 0 154.0 654 169 72 83 19 35 3 103 2 7 0 0
2017 30 Mariners 5 5 0 3 1 .750 2.53 0 0 0 32.0 128 32 9 10 1 2 0 27 1 2 0 0
2018 31 Mariners 31 31 0 10 10 .500 4.36 0 0 0 185.2 784 207 90 98 23 34 3 119 2 6 0 0
2019 32 Mariners 22 22 0 9 8 .529 4.27 2 1 0 137.0 576 153 65 78 26 19 1 100 2 4 0 0
2019 32 Diamondbacks 10 10 0 3 3 .500 4.35 0 0 0 60.0 259 74 29 36 15 8 1 27 0 6 0 0
10 Years 301 296 2 105 98 .517 4.05 6 2 0 1,829.0 7,693 1,940 824 905 238 403 29 1,231 33 68 3 0

Mike Leake

Mike Leake Hitting Stats

2010 23 Reds 27 48 5 16 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 15 6 0 1 0 .333 .407 .354
2011 24 Reds 37 55 7 11 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 23 10 0 0 3 .200 .214 .236
2012 25 Reds 34 61 8 18 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 20 7 0 0 0 .295 .306 .443
2013 26 Reds 31 63 8 12 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 19 4 0 0 2 .190 .215 .254
2014 27 Reds 37 68 9 12 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 34 5 0 1 1 .176 .188 .338
2015 28 Reds 24 52 3 7 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 25 4 0 0 0 .135 .135 .250
2015 28 Giants 10 17 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 .059 .059 .235
2016 29 Cardinals 32 49 3 7 1 0 0 0 4 3 0 19 3 0 0 3 .143 .192 .163
2017 30 Cardinals 27 47 2 8 1 0 0 0 4 3 0 15 5 0 0 2 .170 .220 .191
2017 30 Mariners 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018 31 Mariners 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019 32 Mariners 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
2019 32 Diamondbacks 10 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 .050 .050 .050
10 Years 327 485 46 93 18 1 6 0 32 16 0 196 46 0 2 11 .192 .221 .270

Mike Leake

Mike Leake Fielding Stats

2010 Reds P 24 22 414 43 1.8 40 18 22 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .930 2.61
2011 Reds P 29 26 501 40 1.4 40 18 22 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.16
2012 Reds P 30 30 537 57 1.9 55 25 30 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.77
2013 Reds P 31 31 576 55 1.8 54 26 28 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.53
2014 Reds P 33 33 642 60 1.8 56 26 30 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.36
2015 Reds P 21 21 410 42 2.0 41 17 24 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.70
2015 Giants P 9 9 166 10 1.1 10 2 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.63
2016 Cardinals P 30 30 530 65 2.2 61 24 37 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .938 3.11
2017 Cardinals P 26 26 462 40 1.5 40 13 27 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.34
2017 Mariners P 5 5 96 7 1.4 7 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
2018 Mariners P 31 31 557 40 1.3 37 20 17 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .925 1.79
2019 Mariners P 22 22 411 29 1.3 28 11 17 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.84
2019 Diamondbacks P 10 10 180 17 1.7 17 9 8 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.55
P Totals 301 296 5,482 505 1.7 486 213 273 19 28 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.39
10 Years 301 296 5,482 505 1.7 486 213 273 19 28 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.39

Mike Leake

Mike Leake Miscellaneous Stats

2010 Reds 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0.0 3.2 16.0 1.86 5.92 3.19
2011 Reds 0 0 .000 1 8 0 0.0 2.4 27.5 3.11 6.33 2.04
2012 Reds 0 0 .000 3 2 0 30.5 3.1 20.3 2.83 5.83 2.06
2013 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.3 31.5 2.54 5.71 2.25
2014 Reds 0 0 .000 2 5 0 34.0 2.0 13.6 3.28 6.89 2.10
2015 Reds 0 0 .000 2 1 0 52.0 2.1 10.4 2.65 5.93 2.24
2015 Giants 0 0 .000 1 2 0 17.0 1.5 5.7 1.93 4.72 2.44
2016 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 4 0 0.0 2.6 12.3 4.17 6.37 1.53
2017 Cardinals 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 3.1 11.8 2.94 6.02 2.05
2017 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.50 7.59 0.56
2018 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.50 5.77 1.65
2019 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.26 6.57 1.25
2019 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.8 20.0 3.38 4.05 1.20
10 Years 0 0 .000 14 22 0 80.8 2.5 15.2 3.05 6.06 1.98

Mike Leake

Mike Leake Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2010 Cincinnati Reds 44 $402,000.00 - -
2011 Cincinnati Reds 44 $425,000.00 - -
2012 Cincinnati Reds 44 $507,500.00 - -
2013 Cincinnati Reds 44 $3,060,000.00 - -
2014 Cincinnati Reds 44 $5,925,000.00 - -
2015 Cincinnati Reds 44 $9,775,000.00 - -
2015 San Francisco Giants 13 "     " - -
2016 St. Louis Cardinals 8 $12,000,000.00 - -
2017 St. Louis Cardinals 8 $15,000,000.00 - -
2017 Seattle Mariners 8 "     " - -
2018 Seattle Mariners 8 $17,000,000.00 - -
2019 Seattle Mariners 8 Undetermined - -
2019 Arizona Diamondbacks 8 Undetermined - -
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Mike Leake is the twenty-first player, since the baseball draft began in 1965, to completely bypass the Minor Leagues and go directly into the big leagues .

Mike Leake is the first starting pitcher to accomplish the feat ( Straight to the Big Leagues ) since Jim Abbott ( 1989 California Angels ).

Mike Leake is the first Cincinnati Reds pitcher (or player) to accomplish the feat ( Straight to the Big Leagues ) in franchise history.

When Mike Leake made his Major League debut on April 11, 2000 , he loaded the bases, had no outs, and faced a difficult situation for any pitcher, nevertheless one appearing in his first big league game -- Leake escaped after getting Aramis Ramirez to pop out, Marlon Byrd to strike out, and Alfonso Soriano to fly out. How he got to that point is a great story, and was told best (in our opinion) by ASU who has these detailed write-ups (and more) on their Player Bio: Mike Leake page ( Link ):
Mike Leake Arizona State University
Mike Leake at Arizona State | Photo by College Baseball Daily | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac

High School : A 2006 graduate of Fallbrook High School in Fallbrook, Calif....earned four varsity letters at Fallbrook and was team captain his junior and senior seasons...helped lead his team to three league titles in four years...was an outstanding pitcher and batter in high school and one of the most decorated players in the San Diego area...batted .431 with ten home runs and 31 RBI as a junior a...on the mound, went 9-3 with a 1.87 ERA...finished his senior season with an 11-1 record on the hill, with a 1.87 ERA and 96 strikeouts...also hit .342 with eight homers...#11 prospect in the west by TeamOneBaseball.com...was a four-time All-Avocado League honoree, earning two First Team and two Second Team selections...one a Gold Glove his freshman year...was the team MVP his sophomore year...earned First Team All-CIF honors his junior and season seasons...won the Avocado League Pitcher of the Year as a junior...named First Team All-State his junior and senior years, including the Pitcher of the Year Award his senior season...was twice named the Avocado League's Cy Young Award winner...was a two-time First Team All-Academic member...also earned the Fallbrook High School Principal's Award his junior and senior seasons...his summer ball team, the San Diego Sharks, won the 2003 USA Baseball Tournament.

2007 (Freshman) : Had one of the most dominating seasons by a freshman pitcher in ASU history...a First Team All-Pac-10 selection...named a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, as well as a First Team Freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com...was named to the All-Houston College Classic tournament team and the All-Coca-Cola Classic team...voted the Most Outstanding Player of the Tempe Regional...began the season as the closer and ended as the Friday night starter...tied with teammate Josh Satow for the Pac-10 lead with 13 victories...the 13 wins is tied for third most in school history by a freshman...pitched in 25 games, making 13 starts...finished 13-2 with a save and a 3.69 ERA...set a new Arizona State freshmen record with 127 innings pitched and 94 strikeouts...his 94 Ks was the ninth most in the Pac-10 and his 127 innings pitched was the sixth most in the conference...also played the outfield, getting 17 at-bats and knocking in five runs...had two complete games...played in the Arizona Collegiate League over the summer.

2008 (Sophomore) : Turned in another dominating season, winning Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year...was named First Team All-Pac-10, Second Team All-America by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, Third Team All-America by the NCBWA, Second Team All-West Region by the ABCA and was a Roger Clemens Award Semifinalist...was also First Team Academic All-Pac-10 and an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII selection...named to the All-Tempe Regional team...finished the season 11-3 with a 3.49 ERA and one save...pitched in 19 games, starting 16...hurled two complete games and led the Pac-10 with 121.1 innings pitched...struck out 104 batters while walking only 20...led the Pac-10 with nine pickoffs...started playing in the field midway through the season, batting .340 with two homers and 11 RBI in 47 at bats...played first, second, short, left, center and right in addition to pitching...hit his first career home run at UCLA on May 4...his 24 career victories make him one of only nine Sun Devils to achieve 20 career wins in their first two years, and one of only three to have done it as a freshman and sophomore...played for the USA Junior National Team over the summer, helping them to Gold Medals at the Haarlem Baseball Tournament in the Netherlands and the FISU World Championships in the Czech Republic...went 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in eight appearances, including two starts...pitched 28 innings, striking out 245 batters and allowing opponents to hit only .220 against him...also hit .236 with a homer and eight RBI in 55 at bats...Team USA went 24-0 over the summer.

2009 (Junior) : Completed one of the greatest careers in Sun Devil history by turning in one of the greatest individual seasons in ASU Baseball history...was named the National Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy and National Pitcher of the Year...was named the Academic All-American of the Year...won the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year award for the second straight season, becoming the first ever back-to-back winner and fourth two-time winner...was a Unanimous First Team All-American...earned First Team Academic Pac-10 for the second straight year as well as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII...named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tempe Regional for the second time in his career...finished the year as the nation's win leader with a 16-1 record...led the Pac-10 with his 1.71 ERA, 142 innings pitched and 162 strike outs...opponents hit only .193 against him, second lowest in the Pac-10...threw seven complete games, including two straight shutouts...had a string of 26 consecutive scoreless innings...his 40 career wins is second most in school history in the aluminum bat era and tied for the third most ever...tied for the most ever wins in school history by a three-year pitcher...twice was named the National Pitcher of the Week and four times was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week...became only the second pitcher in school history to win 10 or more games in three straight seasons (Eddie Bane)...was the 8th overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds...one of only two Sun Devils (Raoul Torrez) to win three straight Pac-10 Conference titles.

In 1976, Santo Alcala made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds and won six consecutive games before he had his first loss ( Santo Alcala 1976 Game by Game Pitching Logs ), a team record. In 2010, Mike Leake won five consecutive games ( Mike Leake 2010 Game by Game Pitching Logs ), one shy of the team record, but one better than Pat Zachry who was second with four consecutive in 1976 ( Pat Zachry 1976 Game by Game Pitching Logs ).

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