Mark Leiter Jr.

Mark Leiter Jr.

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/210 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College: N.J.I.T.
Draft: 2013 22nd round by the
  • Chicago Sun-Times

    Cubs' Mark Leiter Jr.'s major-league education began in childhood: 'The standard that you're chasing'

    At 7 years old, Mark Leiter Jr. had yet to catch a major-league batting practice fly ball, but he'd been working up to it. “The year before, I was only allowed to go for ground balls and five-hoppers,” Leiter told the Sun-Times. For his father, the elder Mark Leiter, one of the perks of being a pitcher was getting to shag batting practice with his son. Young Mark reached up and caught a fly ball hit by Phillies shortstop Alex Arias.

  • Chicago Sun-Times

    Cubs' Craig Counsell explains bullpen decisions in 3-2 loss to Rays

    With the bottom half of the Rays batting order coming up, in a two-run game, Cubs manager Craig Counsell called for right-handed reliever Mark Leiter Jr. “They change out the bottom of their lineup quite a bit,” Counsell said after the Cubs' 3-2 loss Thursday to the Rays. The Rays rolled out a starting lineup with just one left-handed hitter, Brandon Lowe, against Cubs left-handed starter Justin Steele, who threw six scoreless innings.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Cubs veteran reliever Héctor Neris continues to navigate traffic on the bases

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When Héctor Neris is at his best, the veteran reliever is pounding the strike zone — and good things tend to happen for the Chicago Cubs. As Neris has taken over the closer role following right-hander Adbert Alzolay’s inconsistencies and subsequent arm injury, the ninth inning has become adventurous at times he is on the mound. Part of that can be traced to Neris falling ...