Dominic Leone
Dominic Leone
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Indians
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dominic Leone in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Indians in January of 2020.
Inks NRI deal with Indians
PCleveland Indians  NRI
January 23, 2020
Leone has signed a minor-league contract with the Indians. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
ANALYSIS
Leone has found a new home after being let go by the Cardinals following the 2019 season, The reliever struggled during his two years in St. Louis, posting a combined 5.15 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 72:30 K:BB in 64.2 innings. Leone will look to break camp with the Indians in a middle-relief role.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Dominic Leone generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Dominic Leone generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .236 230 63 28 47 8 1 8
Since 2017vs Right .230 335 90 25 70 18 2 10
2019vs Left .243 85 22 14 17 4 0 3
2019vs Right .256 95 24 8 22 5 0 6
2018vs Left .319 53 13 5 15 0 0 2
2018vs Right .255 53 13 3 12 1 0 1
2017vs Left .183 92 28 9 15 4 1 3
2017vs Right .211 187 53 14 36 12 2 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.82 1.19 70.2 4 1 1 9.9 2.5 1.1
Since 2017Away 3.78 1.34 64.1 1 1 1 10.5 4.6 1.3
2019Home 5.30 1.39 18.2 1 0 0 10.6 3.4 1.9
2019Away 5.73 1.59 22.0 0 0 1 9.8 6.1 2.0
2018Home 4.73 1.50 13.1 1 1 0 10.1 2.7 0.7
2018Away 4.22 1.41 10.2 0 1 0 9.3 3.4 1.7
2017Home 2.79 0.98 38.2 2 0 1 9.5 2.1 0.9
2017Away 2.27 1.14 31.2 1 0 0 11.4 4.0 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Dominic Leone 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
2.09
 
K/9
10.2
 
BB/9
4.9
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
5.53
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.304
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
68.2%
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
12.6%
 
Spin Rate
2354 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.7%
 
Swinging Strike
14.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
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Leone appeared to have the inside track on the closer job at the end of spring training, but some early struggles plus a lengthy absence due to a biceps injury resulted in him finishing the season with zero saves and a 4.50 ERA in 24 innings. His peripherals didn't match those from his breakout 2017 campaign, but he did at least beat the league average with both his strikeout rate (24.5%) and walk rate (7.6%), leading to a solid 3.62 FIP. He didn't pitch particularly well in 11 innings after his return from the disabled list, recording a 4.91 ERA with a 21.6% strikeout rate and a 9.8% walk rate. A bounce-back month could have made Leone an interesting sleeper again heading into this season, especially with the Cardinals' closer situation again unresolved, but as things stand, there are too many question marks to put Leone on the list of top speculative options.
Where did that come from? After a dismal season with the Diamondbacks in 2016 (6.26 FIP), Leone transformed into a back-end relief stud in his first season with the Blue Jays. He gained a tick of velocity on his fastball and upped his cutter usage nearly seven percentage points to 36.0 percent, at the expense of his slider. The right-hander in turn upped his strikeout percentage from 17.6 to 29.0 percent and improved his K/BB from 1.92 to 3.52. His walk rate figures to slide back again given his track record (3.5 BB/9 for career), and his .266 BABIP is ripe for correction, but if Leone can keep the strikeouts, he could eventually challenge for saves following an offseason trade that sent him to St. Louis. He has appeal in holds leagues right out of the gates in 2018 as well as some appeal in deeper standard-scoring formats over less skilled starting pitchers, even when factoring in ratio regression.
Leone bounced between Triple-A Reno and the majors last season, and he posted ugly numbers when he was with the Diamondbacks. He is only entering his age-25 season and has a solid four-pitch mix as a reliever, so he could develop into a quality big league reliever. In 2014 with Seattle, Leone looked promising while striking out 70 across 66.1 innings. He has failed to maintain that level of success in the two seasons since his debut, but Leone continues to intrigue big league teams seeking a young reliever with growth potential. Claimed off waivers by the Jays in November, Leone will be in the mix for a bullpen job during spring training, competing as a dark horse to replace Brett Cecil.
Leone was a nice addition to the Mariners' bullpen last season after his callup in early April. The hard-throwing right-hander mixed as many as four pitches, averaging 94.6 mph on his fastball. He led the bullpen in ERA, though his FIP was nearly a run higher (3.07). Leone had a strong strikeout rate, and excluding his intentional walks drops his walk rate to 3.0 BB/9. He'll be back again this season to pitch in middle relief.
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Let go by Cardinals
PFree Agent  NRI
November 25, 2019
Leone was released by St. Louis on Monday.
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Removed from 40-man roster
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
November 20, 2019
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Back in majors
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
August 22, 2019
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Sent to Triple-A
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
July 21, 2019
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Earns second career save
PSt. Louis Cardinals  NRI
June 30, 2019
Leone picked up the save against the Padres on Sunday, retiring two batters -- one by strikeout -- in the 11th inning.
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