Mark Leiter, Relief Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
Date of Birth: 3/31/1991
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mark Leiter, relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, was drafted by the Phillies in 2013. He pitched in the Phillies' minor league system from 2013 through 2016. He was primarily a relief pitcher in 2013 and primarily a starting pitcher from 2014 through 2016.
As a minor league pitcher from 2013 through 2016, Leiter had 27 wins and 22 losses in 69 games as a starter and 24 games as a reliever. He struck out 406 batters and walked 114 in 440.1 innings. He gave up 420 hits, including 27 home runs, and 188 runs (166 earned runs).
Leiter was first called up to the Phillies on April 18, 2017.
Leiter's father, also named Mark, was a major league pitcher from 1990-1999 and in 2001. He played for eight different teams. His uncle, Al Leiter, pitched in the major leagues from 1987 through 2005.