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62 Daniel Ponce de Leon SP

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
33.00-212.733113
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018STL022.73114001133.0241010211331

Player Updates

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Cardinals' Daniel Ponce de Leon: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce de Leon was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The move is not surprising, as Ponce de Leon had been mostly ruled out of the rotation conversation earlier in March. The 27-year-old could return at some point this season and look to build on the 2.73 ERA he recorded in his 33-inning debut last year.

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Cardinals' Daniel Ponce de Leon: Still has outside shot at rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, Ponce De Leon technically remains in the mix for the final rotation spot despite sporting a 7.71 ERA across 11.2 spring innings, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

Ponce De Leon endured a rocky outing against the Astros on Friday, allowing three earned runs across four innings. However, manager Mike Shildt confirmed Saturday that Ponce De Leon will make his next scheduled spring start, giving him one final chance to make his case for a job that still appears likely to go to either Dakota Hudson or John Gant. Shildt is hoping that Ponce De Leon's next appearance will result in a much more even performance than the one the 27-year-old put together against Houston. "It was a long inning, short inning, longer inning, shorter inning," Shildt said. "We want to get more shorter innings, more consistency controlling counts. His stuff's more than fine, obviously."

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Cardinals' Daniel Ponce de Leon: Out of running for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce de Leon is out of the running for the final spot in the Cardinals' rotation, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

Either John Gant or Dakota Hudson will win the fifth starter's spot, while Carlos Martinez (shoulder) could join the rotation in May or June. Considering Ponce de Leon has minor-league options remaining, this likely means he is ticketed for the Triple-A rotation to start the season.

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Cardinals' Daniel Ponce de Leon: Working on developing curve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce de Leon, who allowed three earned runs on four hits over three innings in a 10-8 Grapefruit League loss to the Mets on Sunday, worked on developing his curveball this winter after using it sparingly last season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The promising right-hander used the curve occasionally in the minors, but he essentially kept it in mothballs during his 2018 big-league stint. Ponce de Leon only threw 18 curveballs across his 581 major-league offerings, but he focused on developing it this winter in an effort to enhance an arsenal that already includes a four-seam fastball, changeup and cutter. Ponce de Leon focused more on fastball command during his Sunday outing against the Mets, however, and his use of the power pitch helped lead to three strikeouts. Ponce de Leon is one of several candidates for the Cardinals' open rotation spot after generating a solid 2.73 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 31:13 K:BB across 33.0 innings over 11 appearances (four starts).

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Cardinals' Daniel Poncedeleon: Shifted to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poncedeleon will work out of the bullpen moving forward, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

With an off day Thursday, the Cardinals will move to a four-man rotation until Adam Wainwright (elbow) makes his return to the rotation next Monday against the Pirates. As a result, Poncedeleon and Luke Weaver will be shifted back to the bullpen for the final month of the season, though both will remain options to start down the stretch should an opportunity arise. The 26-year-old owns a 3.38 ERA across 10.2 innings of relief this season (five appearances).

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 16.100 1.650817
vs RHB 15.200 4.020513
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/18MIL0001.00001
8/21@LAD0004.05118
9/1CIN0103.15314
9/8@DET0002.01011
9/12PIT0105.05217
9/13LAD00000000
9/30@CHC0001.00001
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018STL02 2.731140011 33.0241010211331
2019STL00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 02 2.731140011 33.0241010211331
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018STL12901010400 .111 .333 .111
Total 12901010400 .111 .333 .111
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018STLP114106311 .900
Total  114106311 .900
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2018STL02637 0.8100000 .205132 10.4 .3080
2019STL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 02637 0.8100000 .205132 10.4 .3080
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014ASX-State College Spikes33 2.441210000 44.1381312011452
2015AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals50 1.4976000 42.1299712825
2015AFX-Peoria Chiefs62 2.471313100 76.2722721432262
2016AA-Springfield Cardinal98 3.522727100151.01287159101556122
2017AAA-Memphis Redbirds20 2.1766000 29.02077221325
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/205
Birthdate:
1/16/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Anaheim, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
1