SP,RP - BAL
Wade LeBlanc tossed 3 and 1/3 innings on Thursday against the Marlins, giving up six runs on seven hits. Jonathan Villar led off with a homer, and the damage continued after that. He struck out just one and walked one in the no-decision.
LeBlanc will carry a 6.91 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start against the Phillies on the road. He remains only a deep AL-only option at this point.
Wade LeBlanc pitched 5 and 1/3 innings Saturday against the Rays, allowing one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out three in the outing, and the Orioles won in extras.
LeBlanc provides volume, at least in what 2020 considers volume, but his ratios won't be decent enough to roster. He will take a 4.09 ERA and too-good-to-be-true 0.82 WHIP into his next start against the Marlins, who figure to be quite rusty.
Wade LeBlanc tossed 5 and 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Red Sox, surrendering four runs on four hits while striking out four. Of those hits, two were solo homers by Kevin Pillar and Christian Vazquez. He picked up his first win in the 7-4 victory.
LeBlanc was sitting around 86-87 MPH on Sunday, but earned a combined 27 called and swinging strikes. He will get the Rays at home the next time around, which is not an optimal streaming matchup.
Wade LeBlanc had his contract selected by the Orioles, and is expected to be the third starter.
LeBlanc pitched to a 5.71 ERA over 121+ innings last year, and his 11.5% K-BB rate significantly limits any fantasy appeal. He's only an option as a streamer or in AL-only leagues.
Wade LeBlanc is set to be third in the rotation, per Orioles' pitching coach Doug Brocail.
LeBlanc struggled with the Mariners last year, posting a 5.71 ERA in 121 innings. He simply does not strike out enough batters, and had trouble with the 2019 juiced ball. The 35-year old is only a fantasy option in AL-only leagues at this point.