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Mike Leake

#8 | RHP
Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners
Mike Leake
Name: Michael Raymond Leake
Born: Nov 12, 1987 in Fallbrook, Calif. USA
High School: Fallbrook (Calif.) HS
College: Arizona State
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2018244.501.333.755.62
Career1,470.13.991.282.156.12
Drafted in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2009 (signed for $2,270,000)
Few pitchers were as consistently good this season as Arizona State righthander Mike Leake. That shouldn't come as a surprise--he's been carving up the Pac-10 for three years. A seventh-round draft pick by the Athletics out of Fallbrook (Calif.) High in 2006, Leake instead headed for Tempe and has pitched his way into first-round consideration. Listed at 6 feet, 180 pounds, what he lacks in pure physicality, he makes up for in athleticism and results. In addition to baseball, Leake played soccer, football and basketball in high school and could be a position player at Arizona State if he wasn't so valuable on the mound. Leake pounds the strike zone with a fastball that sits 88-92 mph. He can dial it up to 94, but prefers to work at lower speeds to get more movement. Throwing from a lower three-quarters arm slot, he gets a lot of armside run and sink on his fastball that results in a lot of groundballs. He also throws a changeup, slider and cutter that grade out as above-average offerings. Leake is a smart pitcher with a bulldog mentality on the mound.
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