Reggie Leslie

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Reginald Buchannon Leslie Jr.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Reggie Leslie played professionally on-and-off from 1987 to 2008. A strikeout artist in the early going, he was burdened by poor control and never played beyond Double-A in affiliated ball.

He began his career in the San Diego Padres system in 1987 and remained there through 1988. In the initial campaign, he had 43 strikeouts and 25 walks in 36 innings for the Spokane Indians. Between two clubs in 1988, he struck out 55 batters and walked 25 in 46 1/3 frames; his ERAs, respectively, were 5.50 and 5.24. Joining the Milwaukee Brewers system for 1989, he went 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA and a 10.6 K/9 IP ratio in 22 appearances for the AZL Brewers.

He played in the Cincinnati Reds system from 1990 to 1992, also playing in the Mexican League in 1990. It was in the Reds chain that he began to find greater success, posting ERAs of 3.95, 2.58 and 4.31, respectively. On December 9, 1992, he was traded with fellow minor league pitcher Jason Satre to the Baltimore Orioles for infielder Rod Lofton. He never played in the Orioles system, and didn't play professionally again until 1995, in the independent Western Baseball League. He had a 2.43 ERA in 63 innings for the Long Beach Barracudas in 1995 and also played with them in 1996. He again took a hiatus, returning to the WBL in 1999 as a starting pitcher. He led the league with 123 Ks that year. After a year playing with Italy's T&A Factory Outlet San Marino of Serie A1 in 2000, he came back to play in the WBL in 2001 and 2002. He also played for Italy's T & A Technologie Ambiente in 2001. He didn't play from 2003 to 2007, but returned with the Reno Silver Sox of the Golden Baseball League in 2008 to wrap up his career.

In the affiliated minors, Leslie went a combined 23-11 with a 3.59 ERA in 155 games (11 starts). In 308 innings, he allowed 269 hits and 156 walks, while striking out 318 batters. In indy ball, he was 26-31 with a 5.21 ERA in 119 games (56 starts). In 466 2/3 innings, he allowed 523 hits and 218 walks, while striking out 382 batters. He was 6-12 with a 2.60 ERA in Italy.