44. Al Leiter
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 23, 1965 in Toms River, NJ USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 15, 1987
  • Final Game: October 02, 2005
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • Branch Rickey Award - 1999
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 2000
  • Cy Young - 1996
  • Cy Young - 1998
 
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Oft-injured with the Toronto Blue Jays, Al Leiter bolted from the Jays as a Free Agent in 1996 for the sunnier skies of Florida.  It was there where he was finally healthy and showed what he was capable of all along.

Leiter posted a 16-12 Record with an ERA of 2.93 in his first Marlins year, and he was an All-Star for the first time in his career.  The year after, Leiter was not as good (11-9 4.324 ERA), but he was part of a rotation that took Florida all the way to the World Series, which they won by beating the Yankees.

Like so many 1997 Championship Marlins players, Leiter was part of the biggest baseball fire sale until the team did it again after their 2003 Title.  He was traded to the Mets, though he returned as a Free Agent for an ineffective year in 2005.  With the Marlins, Leiter won 30 Games against 28 Losses with a 4.07 ERA.

If Leiter's rank comes across as low, he was prone to walk too many batters and had a Marlins WHIP well over 1.4.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 12/14/95.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the New York Mets with Ralph Millard for A.J. Burnett, Jesus Sanchez, and Rob Stratton 2/6/98.

    Acquired (2):  Signed as a Free Agent 12/8/04.

    Departed (2):  Sent to the New York Yankees as part of a Conditional Deal 7/16/06.

  • Games Played: 77
  • Notable Statistics:

    30 Wins
    28 Losses
    4.07 ERA
    76 Games Started
    2 Complete Games
    1 Shutout
    446.2 Innings Pitched
    384 Strikeouts
    4.46 FIP
    1.442 WHIP
    1.42 SO/BB
    4.1 bWAR

    5 Playoff Games
    0 Wins
    1 Loss
    5.48 ERA
    23 Innings Pitched
    19 Strikeouts
    1.96 WHIP

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1997)
    All-Star (1996)
    Lowest H/9 (1996)

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