Mark Leiter

Mark Leiter

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in December of 2021.
Posts 2.1-inning save Thursday
PChicago Cubs
September 22, 2022
Leiter picked up the save Thursday in Pittsburgh, striking out four in 2.1 innings while walking two and hitting a batter in a 3-2 win.
ANALYSIS
Leiter entered the game in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and two outs and struck out Rodolfo Castro to end the inning. He walked a batter in the eighth and had runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth but escaped both situations unscathed. It was his third save of the season and second in September. In the second half, he's posted a 1.75 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB in 25.2 innings across 18 relief appearances.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
31
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
22
How many pitches does Mark Leiter generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Mark Leiter generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .176 144 43 11 23 3 1 5
Since 2020vs Right .248 138 30 14 29 4 1 5
2022vs Left .176 144 43 11 23 3 1 5
2022vs Right .248 138 30 14 29 4 1 5
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
2021
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.24 1.06 34.0 2 2 0 9.8 2.6 1.3
Since 2020Away 3.74 1.22 33.2 0 5 3 9.6 4.0 1.3
2022Home 4.24 1.06 34.0 2 2 0 9.8 2.6 1.3
2022Away 3.74 1.22 33.2 0 5 3 9.6 4.0 1.3
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Mark Leiter compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.92
 
K/9
9.7
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.1 mph
 
ERA
3.99
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.263
 
GB/FB
1.68
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
79.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
1744 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
After he posted some decent peripherals in 2017, a forearm strain and poor performance limited Leiter to just 23.1 innings last season. The 27-year-old spent time with both Philadelphia and Toronto but failed to impress for either organization, finishing with an ugly 7.71 ERA. His numbers fell across the board, with his strikeout rate falling to 17.9% while his walk rate rose to 9.8%. He surrendered a home run on a full 25% of opposing hitters' flyballs. That number -- along with his .350 BABIP and 53.6% strand rate -- can be taken as a sign of bad luck, but even with some positive regression, Leiter looks like a low-leverage reliever at best. The Blue Jays outrighted him off the 40-man roster in November. He could eventually work his way into a long-relief role this season, but his odds of producing fantasy-relevant numbers are slim.
Leiter started 11 games and appeared in another 16 out of the bullpen in his rookie season. He put up a somewhat poor 4.96 ERA in his 90.2 innings, though the underlying numbers suggest that he should be a roughly league-average pitcher going forward. His 8.3 K/9 exactly matched the league average, while his 3.1 BB/9 and 48.9 percent groundball rate were both slightly above average. His poor ERA looks to be mostly a result of an unlucky HR/FB rate, as 21.7 percent of the flyballs he gave up left the park. If that number falls back, as it should, Leiter could put up an ERA closer to what his xFIP said it should have been last year (4.19), making him a viable but low-ceiling back-end starter. The Phillies have a number of young starters with similar track records, but Leiter has a better shot than most to provide acceptable production if given the opportunity.
More Fantasy News
Earns second save Wednesday
PChicago Cubs
September 14, 2022
Leiter pitched a clean ninth inning to record the save in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Mets.
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Takes loss Thursday
PChicago Cubs
September 8, 2022
Leiter (2-7) allowed two runs on two hits while retiring just two batters to take the loss Thursday against the Reds. He walked one and struck out one.
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Takes sixth loss
PChicago Cubs
August 29, 2022
Leiter (2-6) allowed an unearned run on one hit across 1.1 innings of relief to take the loss in extra innings Monday against the Blue Jays. He walked two and had no strikeouts.
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Records first MLB save
PChicago Cubs
August 16, 2022
Leiter pitched a scoreless 11th inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Nationals.
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Brought back from Triple-A
PChicago Cubs
July 30, 2022
Leiter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
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