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53 Dominic Leone RP

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
40.21015.534622
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018STL124.50290000224.027121230826
2019STL105.53400001240.2392825902246

Player Updates

January 23, 2020 05:32 PM
Indians' Dominic Leone: Inks NRI deal with Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone has signed a minor-league contract with the Indians. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

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.

November 25, 2019 06:16 PM
Dominic Leone: Let go by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was released by St. Louis on Monday.

Leone will become a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers. He didn't have much success last season, posting a 5.53 ERA in 40.2 innings while walking 12.2 percent of opposing batters.

November 20, 2019 05:52 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was designated for assignment Wednesday.

The Cardinals needed to protect several players from the Rule 5 draft, and Leone was a roster casualty. Acquired from Toronto after the 2017 season with the expectation that he would occupy a high-leverage relief role, Leone was middling in 2018 and downright bad in 2019 (5.53 ERA in 40.2 innings), splitting time between the majors and Triple-A.

August 22, 2019 03:52 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

Leone has a 7.14 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 29 MLB innings this season, but his numbers are dragged down somewhat by a May 5 outing when he gave up six earned runs while recording just two outs. He replaces Junior Fernandez, who was optioned to Triple-A, in the big-league bullpen.

July 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

He has given up two runs in 1.1 innings since the All-Star break. Tyler Webb was promoted from Triple-A to take the open spot in the bullpen.

July 1, 2019 10:48 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Earns second career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone picked up the save against the Padres on Sunday, retiring two batters -- one by strikeout -- in the 11th inning.

Leone entered the game with a 7.40 ERA, so few expected to see his number called in a save situation. However, after the Cardinals burned through five relief pitchers (including current closer Carlos Martinez), Leone got the opportunity and made the most of it, needing only 12 pitches to retire both batters he faced to close out the game. Despite the successful conversion, don't expect Leone to see additional save opportunities in the near future -- he still carries an unsightly 7.20 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 23 relief appearances this season.

June 25, 2019 01:20 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Recalled by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Leone has thrown 21.1 innings for the Cardinals this season, but they haven't been particularly good, as he's posted an 8.02 ERA. His 4.19 ERA in 19.1 innings for Memphis is better but not particularly encouraging. He's likely in line for a low-leverage bullpen role for now.

June 16, 2019 02:16 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Optioned back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone, who was called up from Triple-A Memphis as the 26th man for Friday's doubleheader, was sent back down to the Redbirds on Saturday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander ultimately wasn't utilized in the twin bill, and he'll now continue to toil away for Memphis. Leone has struggled at both the Triple-A and major-league levels this season, so he could well spend most of the balance of the campaign in the minors trying to right the ship.

June 14, 2019 09:36 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Up as extra man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was recalled to be the Cardinals' 26th man for Friday's games against the Mets.

The teams are eligible for an extra man as they'll be completing Thursday's suspended game before starting Friday's previously scheduled contest. Leone owns an 8.02 ERA in 21.1 innings for the Cardinals this season.

May 17, 2019 05:36 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.

Leone has struggled to an 8.02 ERA with a 27:11 K:BB over 21.1 innings this season, and his last outing against the Braves appeared to be the final straw (two runs allowed in 1.2 innings). Carlos Martinez was activated from the 10-day injured list and Ryan Helsley was recalled in corresponding moves.

May 15, 2019 07:08 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Uneven first month-plus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone, who fired a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a walk and recorded two strikeouts during a win over the Braves on Tuesday, has a 7.78 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 19.2 innings this season.

Leone already has a pair of six-run blowups on his 2019 ledger, the most recent coming four appearances ago versus the Cubs. He's bounced back from that meltdown to pitch four innings of two-hit, one-run ball over the subsequent trio of outings, although his numbers still have plenty of room for improvement. Leone has allowed multiple earned runs in four appearances overall, but he's countered that with 14 scoreless efforts, including three of the multi-inning variety.

March 30, 2019 01:04 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Works inning in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone fired a scoreless sixth inning in which he recorded a strikeout during a season-opening loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

Leone labored some during his sole frame, needing 22 pitches to get his three outs. The 27-year-old was limited to 24 innings across 29 appearances last season due to a biceps injury, finishing with a 4.50 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Leone can miss some bats with a fastball that clocks in the mid-90s, so he could be in for some setup work this season ahead of projected closers Jordan Hicks and Andrew Miller if his health endures.

January 11, 2019 04:24 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Agrees to deal with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone and the Cardinals reached agreement on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The terms of the deal are not yet public. Leone had some buzz last spring as a potential closer for the Cardinals but instead ended up with an injury-plagued season in which he posted a 4.50 ERA in 24 innings and did not record a single save.

August 30, 2018 02:16 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Perfect in two outings since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone has fired two perfect innings across two appearances since returning from the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 26.

The right-hander missed nearly four months with nerve damage in his right biceps, but he built his strength back up with 10 rehab appearances for Triple-A Memphis. The extra conditioning time seems to have worked like a charm, as Leone has mowed through the Rockies (Sunday) and Pirates (Wednesday) during his pair of outings on just 20 pitches overall. The 26-year-old should progressively see more work during September as a valued later-inning option for manager Mike Shildt.

August 26, 2018 12:17 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Returns from 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Leone has been on the disabled list since early May as he's dealt with nerve damage in his right upper arm. The 26-year-old made 10 rehab appearances with Triple-A Memphis and showed no issues throwing upwards of 20 pitches. Mike Mayers (shoulder) moves to the disabled list in a corresponding move.

August 11, 2018 01:56 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Grabs win in rehab appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) was credited with the victory in Triple-A Memphis' win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, firing a scoreless inning in which he allowed a hit.

Leone threw 12 pitches overall in what was his fourth rehab appearance, and his previously injured throwing arm seems to be holding up well. Given that he's now worked four innings overall with the Redbirds, Leone could be ready for activation at some point next week, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

August 5, 2018 11:40 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Solid second rehab appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) fired a scoreless sixth inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Fresno on Saturday, allowing a hit and a walk over 19 pitches.

The right-hander has put together back-to-back impressive outings with the Redbirds, and even some minor control issues Saturday worked in his favor to an extent by affording him additional work. Leone has now fired 19 pitches in each of his two minor-league appearances, but he's likely to still log additional time with Memphis before being considered for activation.

August 1, 2018 11:36 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Succesful in first rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Sacramento on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts.

Leone looked good in his first game action since May 4, getting through his sole frame by getting 15 of 19 pitches into the strike zone. The right-handed reliever is slated to make multiple appearances at the minor-league level as he builds his arm strength back up after a long layoff brought about by nerve damage.

July 31, 2018 11:40 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Rehab assignment set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) will head out on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The news comes on the heels of a second successful bullpen session for Leone on Sunday. The length of Leone's rehab stint hasn't yet been determined, but considering he's been out of action for almost three months, he's likely slated for more than just a pair of appearances.

July 31, 2018 12:32 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Throws another bullpen Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) threw a bullpen session Sunday afternoon and could soon head out on a minor-league rehab assignment, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The right-handed reliever got through his 25-pitch bullpen last Wednesday without any issues, particularly encouraging considering he was throwing at full strength. That led to Sunday's session, which also apparently went off without issue. Leone remarked that his next step is likely a rehab assignment that could begin sometime during this week. Whenever he does get back into game action, it will be his first time doing so since the May 4 appearance against the Cubs when he exited with bicep cramping.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Atlanta 2.200 6.75012
vs LHB 18.000 3.0001422
vs RHB 22.200 7.540824
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
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9/4SF0001.03001
9/13MIL0001.00011
9/21@CHC0000.12210
9/24@ARI0002.01022
9/25@ARI0001.00021
9/28CHC0000.20001
Fantasy Points By Week
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CLE00---00000000000000
2019STL105.53400001240.7392825902246
2018STL124.50290000224.027121230826
2017TOR302.56650001570.3512220602381
2016ARI016.33250000127.0452119711223
2015ARI058.40130000115.01915142199
2014SEA822.1800000266.3521816432570
Total13103.930000213243.023311610631599255
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CLE000---00000------0---
2019STL231420.7000001.2501.50018013.50
2018STL313320.4000200.2871.45810613.12
2017TOR356680.8000008.2021.0522799.47
2016ARI128221.3000004.3912.11113119.33
2015ARI218181.0000002.3021.8677417.40
2014SEA381412.0065104.2171.16527210.89
Total142272231.001563019.2531.366104212.48
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012ASX-Everett Aquasox 33.019003053919201.361.182
2013AFA-High Desert Maverick 39.229000112379312.531.020
2013AFX-Clinton Lumberkings 6.130000010460.001.639
2013AA-Jackson Generals 18.01600124175122.500.944
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers 9.180011185107.911.648
2015AA-Mobile Baybears 27.219001202812223.971.250
2016AAA-Reno Aces 35.033005213611253.341.029
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/195
Birthdate:
10/26/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Norwich, CT
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:
Clemson
MLB Experience:
6