The Dodgers drafted their 13th consecutive pitcher to begin the MLB Draft. In the 14th round with the 432nd overall pick, LA drafted right-handed pitcher Jordan Leasure from the University of Tampa (FL).
In 2021, Leasure was named the Sunshine State Conference’s Pitcher of the Year. He appeared in 12 games, throwing 26 1⁄3 innings with posting an impressive ERA of 94 and a WHIP of 0.60. He also struck out 60 (14.1 SO/9) and allowed only 4.1 hits per nine innings.
In his four seasons for Tampa, he posted a 3.04 ERA and appeared in 48 games (10 starts). In 124 1⁄3 innings, he struck out 165 and walked 40.
He’s currently spending his summer pitching in the Appalachian League, where he was recently named the June Pitcher of the Month.
Leasure pitched in five games in June, owning a 0.82 ERA and posting a 2-0 record. He tossed 11 innings and allowed just two hits and one earned run. He issued zero walks, posting a 0.19 WHIP while also striking out 19.
Statement from 2021 #MLBDraft selection Jordan Leasure, who went in 14th round to @Dodgers. In 4 years as a Spartan, went 9-4 with 8 saves and 3.04 ERA. Had 165 Ks in 124.1 IP. Also graduated with 3.5-plus GPA. #TampaBaseball ⚾️ #StandAsOne ⚔ pic.twitter.com/yXuAEXFpMn— Tampa Baseball (@UT_Baseball) July 13, 2021
RHP Jordan Leasure (@JLeasure8) of @UT_Baseball was efficient in his inning of work, running his FB up to 93 multiple times. Mostly 91-92, mixed in an 81-82 SL. Shows athleticism as well. #StandAsOne pic.twitter.com/psVG2twtCZ— Diamond Prospect Media (@DiamondProMedia) November 13, 2019