Mark Leiter Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/13/1991 (32)
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mark Leiter Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Mark Leiter Jr. News
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Mark Leiter Jr. was able to convert his fourth save of the season in Monday's 7-6 win over the Tigers. Leiter Jr. entered the game to pitch the bottom of the ninth up by two. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed a single, got the second out on a strikeout, gave up an RBI single, and got the final out on a flyout. The team's primary closer, Adbert Alzolay had pitched the previous two days, so Leiter Jr. got the call to close this one out. The 32-year-old has pitched well this season, converting four of six save opportunities with a 2.82 ERA, 11.60 K/9 rate, and 23 holds. While his save opportunities will likely remain limited, he does hold fantasy value in saves + holds roto leagues at this time.
Chicago Cubs right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. earned his third save of 2023 on Friday when his team defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1. He threw a clean ninth inning, allowing no hits or walks while striking out the side. Leiter Jr. has been lights out this year, pitching to a 2.66 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 38.3% strikeout rate. Although he only has three saves under his belt, the 32-year-old looks to be the favorite for ninth-inning opportunities in the Cubs bullpen. Leiter Jr. should be rostered in every format with double-digit save potential.
Chicago Cubs reliever Mark Leiter Jr. pitched a clean ninth inning to nab his second save of the season on Wednesday, safeguarding a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. He worked the eighth inning in Tuesday's 7-2 victory, but he was tasked to retire the top portion of the Mets order in that one. The 32-year-old might be the preference for stopper duties on the Cubs with both Michael Fulmer and Brad Boxberger (forearm) struggling to a 1.50 WHIP each. Leiter Jr. has an impressive 1.77 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 31 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings this year. The second-generation righty has emerged as the fantasy reliever to roster in the Chicago bullpen whether he sees the bulk of the save chances or not.