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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date5-4-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12012
1.22013
-0.62014
0.12015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 CIN MLB 15 6 48.0 2 5 0 50 25 37 6 .254 96 9.4 4.7 1.1 6.9 46% .306 .291 1.56 5.06 4.50 110 4.43 102.9 0.4
2011 CIN MLB 43 4 77.7 2 1 0 57 21 73 10 .257 103 6.6 2.4 1.2 8.5 47% .236 .223 1.00 3.75 3.71 90 3.03 83.3 1.6
2012 CIN MLB 48 0 57.3 3 3 0 46 23 61 3 .260 102 7.2 3.6 0.5 9.6 48% .289 .228 1.20 2.94 3.14 91 3.18 90.8 1.1
2013 CIN MLB 63 0 61.0 2 1 1 50 24 66 4 .257 103 7.4 3.5 0.6 9.7 44% .295 .236 1.21 2.94 2.66 91 3.01 88.7 1.2
2014 CIN MLB 62 0 56.7 1 4 0 62 24 48 6 .263 100 9.8 3.8 1.0 7.6 45% .329 .293 1.52 4.21 3.81 112 5.38 117.9 -0.6
2015 CIN MLB 19 0 20.0 0 2 0 16 7 15 2 .259 96 7.2 3.1 0.9 6.8 59% .237 .262 1.15 4.01 3.15 102 4.15 101.2 0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 BIL Rk 13 6 41.3 5 1 0 43 15 44 2 .282 83 9.4 3.3 0.4 9.6 51% .363 .244 1.40 3.76 3.27 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 27 27 141.1 7 12 0 130 46 115 12 .260 77 8.3 2.9 0.8 7.3 40% .291 .235 1.25 3.82 3.44 88 0.00 0.0
2007 SAR A+ 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 2 0 8 0 .259 105 3.6 0.0 0.0 14.4 11% .222 .130 0.40 0.12 1.80 76 2.49 89.6
2007 CHT AA 21 21 110.0 7 5 0 119 46 104 12 .259 101 9.7 3.8 1.0 8.5 45% .339 .274 1.50 4.28 4.17 99 4.40 100.7
2007 gcr Wnt 7 0 13.0 1 2 0 15 4 12 0 .000 10.4 2.8 0.0 8.3 0% .349 .000 1.46 2.84 4.85 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CHT AA 27 27 155.3 9 7 0 147 58 128 12 .252 107 8.5 3.4 0.7 7.4 41% .297 .240 1.32 3.87 3.42 103 5.49 106.9
2009 LOU AAA 25 25 143.3 10 8 0 143 44 125 17 .246 111 9.0 2.8 1.1 7.9 40% .305 .244 1.30 4.02 4.46 0 0.00 0.0
2009 AGU Wnt 4 2 7.3 0 2 0 12 5 6 0 .000 14.8 6.2 0.0 7.4 0% .429 .000 2.33 3.67 8.63 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CIN MLB 15 6 48.0 2 5 0 50 25 37 6 .254 96 9.4 4.7 1.1 6.9 46% .306 .291 1.56 5.06 4.50 110 4.43 102.9
2010 LOU AAA 15 15 98.0 8 3 0 98 23 87 8 .254 100 9.0 2.1 0.7 8.0 54% .323 .223 1.23 3.46 3.67 75 2.00 76.9
2011 CIN MLB 43 4 77.7 2 1 0 57 21 73 10 .257 103 6.6 2.4 1.2 8.5 47% .236 .223 1.00 3.75 3.71 90 3.03 83.3
2011 LOU AAA 4 0 6.7 0 1 1 5 2 6 1 .254 90 6.8 2.7 1.4 8.1 59% .250 .204 1.05 4.29 1.35 95 4.31 101.7
2012 CIN MLB 48 0 57.3 3 3 0 46 23 61 3 .260 102 7.2 3.6 0.5 9.6 48% .289 .228 1.20 2.94 3.14 91 3.18 90.8
2013 CIN MLB 63 0 61.0 2 1 1 50 24 66 4 .257 103 7.4 3.5 0.6 9.7 44% .295 .236 1.21 2.94 2.66 91 3.01 88.7
2014 CIN MLB 62 0 56.7 1 4 0 62 24 48 6 .263 100 9.8 3.8 1.0 7.6 45% .329 .293 1.52 4.21 3.81 112 5.38 117.9
2015 CIN MLB 19 0 20.0 0 2 0 16 7 15 2 .259 96 7.2 3.1 0.9 6.8 59% .237 .262 1.15 4.01 3.15 102 4.15 101.2
2015 LOU AAA 41 0 60.0 5 4 1 63 24 44 7 .253 99 9.4 3.6 1.1 6.6 42% .304 .269 1.45 4.51 5.25 112 4.25 103.6
2016 OKL AAA 31 12 91.0 5 5 2 97 25 73 10 .266 99 9.6 2.5 1.0 7.2 50% .314 .274 1.34 4.44 4.55 100 3.21 95.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 849 0.4323 0.3922 0.8138 0.5668 0.2593 0.8942 0.6800 0.1862
2011 1187 0.4861 0.4246 0.7778 0.5737 0.2836 0.8520 0.6358 0.2222
2012 938 0.4520 0.4179 0.7730 0.5590 0.3016 0.8439 0.6645 0.2270
2013 1005 0.4567 0.4030 0.7383 0.5686 0.2637 0.8736 0.4931 0.2617
2014 966 0.4596 0.3913 0.7751 0.5563 0.2510 0.8583 0.6183 0.2249
2015 303 0.4884 0.3696 0.8393 0.4797 0.2645 0.8873 0.7561 0.1607
Career52480.46090.40470.77830.56030.2720.86470.62450.2217

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-11 2012-08-18 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-05-23 2011-06-22 15-DL 30 27 Right Forearm Strain -
2010-07-01 2010-07-15 Minors 14 0 Right Groin Strain -
2009-07-15 2009-07-24 Minors 9 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-06-28 2008-07-07 Minors 9 0 Left Knee Sprain - -
2007-05-11 2007-06-11 Minors 31 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 CIN $1,850,000
2014 CIN $1,200,000
2013 CIN $510,000
2012 CIN $487,500
2011 CIN $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,461,500
5 yrTotal$4,461,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 119 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/14/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 3/28/16. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/6/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 year/$3.05M (2014-15). Signed extension with Cincinnati 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). 14:$1.2M, 15:$1.85M. 2015 salary increases $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70 games in 2014. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 4/2/15. Contract selected 8/19/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 11/3/15. Elected free agency 11/10/15.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/08. Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/21/09.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2005 (4-122) (Texas). $0.26M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .186 .270 .298 .232
11 vs R (Multi) .284 .351 .450 .289
18 Split (Multi) -.098 -.081 -.152 -.056
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .138 .167 .207 .195
31 vs R (2015) .267 .346 .511 .302
38 Split (2015) -.129 -.179 -.304 -.107
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Sam LeCure is referenced in the following articles.

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Prospectus Feature: A Short History of Reds and Pirates Hitting One Another With BaseballsRob Mains2016-05-16
Transaction Analysis: The Many Moves of Friedman and ZaidiBryan Grosnick2016-04-11
The BP Wayback Machine: Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting PitchersSam Miller2015-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: NL CentralDoug Thorburn2015-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 17, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 5, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 21Ben Carsley2014-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 23, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Five Hours and CountingChris Mosch2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/23Daniel Rathman2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Does Baseball Have a Pace Problem?Ben Lindbergh2014-04-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Three Murky Closer SituationsMauricio Rubio2014-03-27
The Week in Quotes: March 17-23Morris Greenberg2014-03-24
The Week in Quotes: March 17-23Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-03-24
The Week in Quotes: March 17-23Chris Mosch2014-03-24
Understanding the Umpire-Manager Arguments of 2013: A Lipreader Deciphers the Second Half's Angriest ExchangesEvan Brunell2014-03-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
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Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseDan Brooks2014-03-03
Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseHarry Pavlidis2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game PreviewBen Lindbergh2013-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: A Test of Wil'Mike Gianella2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Russell Martin and Ryan HaniganBen Lindbergh2013-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Movin' on UpMike Gianella2013-05-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Introducing TiersMike Gianella2013-05-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting PitchersSam Miller2013-03-15
Wezen-Ball: Happy Pi (Pi) Day, 2013!Larry Granillo2013-03-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Tuesday, November 27Daniel Rathman2012-11-27
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Transaction Analysis Blog: Reds Get Bailey and Cueto BackR.J. Anderson2011-05-09
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys worth a look in an NL only 4x4 standard league? Trevor Rosenthal, Tony Cingrani, Arodys Vizcaino, Christian Garcia, J.J. Hoover, or Sam Lecure.
(Johnny T from The Hills)
Rosenthal is definitely worth a $2-3 bid in NL-only. His stuff is legitimate and even if he's only a set-up man, his Ks mean that he could put up sneaky $10-12 value. (Mike Gianella)
2012-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)PECOTA seems extremely down on Reds pitchers. 24 year old Mike Leake is projected to have a worse year than either of his previous (and only) 2. The skill and performance changes we've seen from 26 year old Johnny Cueto are projected to disappear. Same with Sam LeCure. There just seems to be a massive regression across the board. I'm wary of simply being a homer and wearing rose color glasses, but this seems "off", even accounting for reasonable levels of regression based on performance of year's past and to the mean. What am I missing?
(Rick from Chicago)
Leake is a guy whose outpitched his FIP for two straight seasons. One season he did this by having a really low BABIP, another season he did this by giving up unearned runs at twice the league average. PECOTA doesn't just look at what a guy's done, but how he's done it - some things carry with them a higher predictive value than others, and so Leake's ERAs are maybe not the best reflection of the underlying skills he has. (Colin Wyers)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who the hell is Sam LeCure, where did he come from, and why is he pitching so well?
(Jordan from DC)
A pitcher; the University of Texas; I have no idea. You have to love that he is missing bats, while keeping runners off base. He snuck up on me as well. I need to go back and watch some of his work. (Jason Parks)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez, Homer Bailey, Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, Aroldis Chapman. That's 9 guys for 5 rotation spots in Cincinnati. How can Jocketty best capitalize on that depth?
(RMR from Chicago)
A few of the brighter bulbs 'round these parts (where there isn't much call for cheddar, by the way)have made a few suggestions. IIRC, SG recommended they trade Volquez, while CK opted for shipping out Maloney, I think. Me, I'd find out what sort of a market there is for Mike Leake -- maybe he's already at his peak trade value. It's really, really hard to predict trades that actually get made, because you almost always look like you're way over- or under-valuing someone in retrospect. That being said, sitting on all that pitching is like sitting on a pot of gold, and Jocketty is sure to be a very popular man next week. (Ken Funck)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.
(Joe from Cincy)
I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sam LeCure has thrown 5,560 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (84mph).