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  Matt Leaf
Matt Leaf

Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Peoria, Ariz.

High School:
Sunrise Mountain

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 193

Position:
Pitcher

Experience:
SQ

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

WHAT TO KNOW: Sat out the 2002 season as a redshirt after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late October, 2001... also had offseason knee surgery prior to start of 2002 season... appears to be healthy heading into the 2004 season and is looking to be a big contributor on the mound... has the potential to be one of ASU's premier pitchers... before having arm problems in high school, was labeled as one of the top two high school pitchers in the state behind eventual first-rounder Mike Jones... could be the surprise of the ASU pitching staff this year as he has worked tremendously hard to return from his injury.

2003 (RS-Freshman): Redshirt freshman who made six pitching appearances in 2003, including one start... came back after having Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2001... made first career appearance in a start vs. Hawaii-Hilo (1/18)... finished the year 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA... struck out four and gave up five hits in 6.2 innings... played with Northern Ohio in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.

High School: A 2001 graduate of Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Ariz... played for coach Eric Gardner... played four years of varsity baseball, compiling a career 22-6 record on the mound... 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 54 strikeouts to earn All-West Valley Region honors during his sophomore season... was 6-1 with a 1.48 ERA to earn All-Arizona honors in 2000... was ranked as the No. 81 prospect by Baseball America prior to his senior season and the No. 61 prospect by TeamOne Baseball... was 8-3 with a 170 ERA during senior year to earn second-team all-state honors... also hit .435 with 40 RBI at the plate... played for Team Zona in the summer and helped lead team to sixth place finish at AAU Nationals.

Personal: Interested in an Sociology degree... parents are Alan and Irene Leaf of Peoria, Ariz... has two brothers; Paul (22) and Sean (19)... Sean is a sophomore pitcher at Scottsdale Community College... enjoys listening to music and fashion... participated in the 2000 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.... Born March 13, 1982..

Career Stats at ASU:

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA
2003....  2.70   0-0     6   1   0   0/1     0    6.2    5    2    2    3    4   1   0   0    31   .192   0   1   0   1
TOTAL...  2.70   0-0     6   1   0   0/1     0    6.2    5    2    2    3    4   1   0   0    31   .192   0   1   0   1
Career Highs at ASU:
Innings: 2.0 (UHH; 1/17/03)
Runs Allowed: 2 (UHH; 1/17/03)
ER Allowed: 2 (UHH; 1/17/03)
K's: 2 (SDSU; 1/26/03)
BB: 2 (UHH; 1/17/03)
Hits Allowed: 3 (UHH; 1/17/03)
WP: None
HBP: 1 (SUU; 3/7/03)
#22 Matt Leaf -- 2003 Game-by-Game
Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP  DP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Jan 17, 2003 at Hawaii-Hilo-1           *   2.0   3   2   2   2   0     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-5     0-0   0   9.00
Jan 26, 2003    San Diego State             1.0   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   24-9     0-0   0   6.00
Feb 07, 2003    BYU                         1.0   1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   17-6     0-0   0   4.50
Feb 16, 2003 vs Oregon State                1.0   1   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    9-4     0-0   0   3.60
Mar 07, 2003    Southern Utah               1.0   0   0   0   1   1     0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   19-0     0-0   0   3.00
Apr 07, 2003    Grand Canyon                0.2   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-2     0-0   0   2.70
Totals                                  1   6.2   5   2   2   3   4     1   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   89-26    0-0   0   2.70

Situation B/Avg AB H BF BB SO 2B 3B HR HBP WP BK SH SF GDP Fly Gnd BB/G SO/G vs leadoff.......... .167 6 1 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5.4 5.4 with runners........ .167 12 2 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 4.9 4.9 w/runners & 2-out... .000 6 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4.5 4.5 rnrs in scoring pos. .286 7 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0 5.4 scoring pos & 2-out. .000 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.0 6.8 bases empty......... .214 14 3 16 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3.0 6.0

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