Graduated from Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri...is the youngest of 8 children...parents Marvin and Ann Lecure have been married for 52 years...follow on Twitter at @mrLeCure.
Led the pitching staff with 62 apps, 1 shy of his career high (2013)...stranded 26-34 inherited baserunners (76%)...4 times inherited the bases loaded and stranded all 12 runners...on 9/16 at Chi recorded a season-high 4 strikeouts...on 5/4 vs Mil celebrated his 30th birthday by earning the 10-inning, 4-3 win...on 6/28 at SF made his 200th career appearance...on 4/15 vs Pit pitched the seventh and eighth innings in a "start" to the game suspended by rain on 4/14.
Made a career-high 63 apps...as the Reds battled for a playoff spot posted a 0.69era in his last 14 apps of the season...11 times threw more than 1.0 inning and 5 times threw 2.0 innings...the Reds went 42-21 in games in which he pitched...in the 2-1 win on 8/22 vs Ari recorded his first Major League save and second professional save...stranded 24-27 inherited baserunners...entered 4g with the bases loaded but stranded 11 of those 12 inherited runners...on 8/4 vs StL allowed a season-high 5 hits and 4 runs (1ip)...in his other 62 apps of the season posted a sterling 2.10era...produced a pair of season-high 10-appearance scoreless streaks (5/7-6/1, 6/14-7/12)...pitched a scoreless eighth inning in the 6-2 Wild Card playoff loss at Pit.
Established career highs in apps and wins ... in his last 13 apps posted a 1.93era (14ip, 3er) and allowed only 2 hits over his last 10 apps (11ip) ... in 20 of his 48 apps threw more than 1.0 inning and 12 times threw at least 2.0 innings ... on 6/8 vs Det threw perfect ninth and 10th innings to earn the 6-5 win ... threw scoreless fifth and sixth innings to earn the 12-9 win on 6/2 at Hou ... on 7/14 vs StL threw a perfect 10th inning (2k) to earn the 3-2 win ... retired the first batter 35-48 times (73%), stranded 26-31 baserunners (84%) and had 1 blown save ... made 2 plate apps, was hit by an Enerio Del Rosario pitch on 7/23 at Hou and struck out on 7/31 vs SD ... in the Division Series vs SF pitched in Games 1, 4 and 5 and didn't allow a run ... entered Game 1 at SF in the first inning after starter Johnny Cueto was injured and threw 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the 5-2 win ... was followed in Game 1 by Mat Latos (4ip, 1er), who made his first career relief appearance.
In his first full season in the MajorLeagues made 43 apps for the Reds, including 4starts...among all National League rookies ranked10th in both innings pitched and strikeouts...retired the first batter 32-39 times (82%), best on the staff...from5/29-6/21 was on the disabled list with a strained right forearm...posted a 3.18era in 4 starts and 8 relief appsbefore he went on the DL and a 4.12era in 31 apps, all in relief, after he came off the DL...overall posted ERAsof 4.79 in his 4 starts and 3.32 in his 39 relief apps...in his first 20 relief apps (5/5-7/28) posted a 0.61era(29.1ip, 2er)...in the 12-4 loss on 5/22 at Cle threw 3.1 innings in relief, a career high...from 6/9-6/18 made 4rehab apps for Louisville...while on rehab with the Bats, in the 3-1 win on 6/18 vs Toledo threw 3.0 scorelessinnings to earn his first professional save.
Was 1 of 10 Reds players to makehis Major League debut...spent most of the season atLouisville (15gs, 8-3, 3.67, 1sho, 98ip, 98h, 23bb, 87k, 8hr, 6hbp, .262oba)...from 7/1-7/15 was on the Bats'disabled list with a strained right groin...in his first stint for Cin, from 5/28-6/26, made all 6 of his apps as a starter(1-4, 4.86)...was promoted again on 8/24 and made his last 9 apps for the Reds in relief (3.38era)...posted a2.31era in his last 8 apps of the season...originally joined the Reds' rotation on 5/28 to fill the spot vacated bydisabled Homer Bailey...that night vs Hou, in the 49th game of the season, made his Major League debut witha 15-6 win vs Hou and became only the sixth pitcher to start for the Reds in 2010...was their longest streak tobegin a season with a 5-man rotation since a 79-game start in 1992...struck out his first career batter faced(Michael Bourn)...became the first Reds pitcher to win his Major League debut since Carlos Fisher (5/24/09vs Cle, 4-3 win in 11 innings) and the first Reds starter to win his debut since Johnny Cueto (4/3/08 vs Ari,3-2 win)...the 15 runs in his debut win were the most scored by the Reds in a game in which their startingpitcher made his big league debut since a 19-5 win over the Pirates on 4/10/1900 in a game started by DocNewton...had 2 quality starts...in his 6 starts the Reds went 2-4 and scored 26 runs (4.33 r/g)...in 4 straightstarts from 6/2-6/19 opposed aces Chris Carpenter, Matt Cain, Zack Greinke and Felix Hernandez...on 8/24at SF, in his first appearance after his second promotion, made his first professional relief appearance since2005, his first season...was the International League's Pitcher of the Week for 5/17-5/23 (2gs, 2-0, 0.00,16ip, 9h, 0r, 3bb, 13k)...in his 5-0 complete-game win on 5/22 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowed only ChadHuffman's single with 1 out in the eighth inning...was Louisville's first 1-hit complete game shutout since LeeTunnell no-hit Maine on 6/21/88.
In his first season at Class AAA led Louisville in starts (25), wins (10) and innings (143.1) andtied Matt Maloney for the staff lead in strikeouts (125)...was fourth in the organization in wins and strikeouts...pitched for Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League (4g, 2gs, 0-2, 8.59, 7.1ip, 12h, 5bb, 6k).
At Class AA Chattanooga was a Southern League All-Star...led the Lookouts' pitching staff ininnings pitched (155.1) and strikeouts (128)...among all Reds farmhands ranked second in strikeouts, fourthin ERA (3.42) and fifth in victories (9)...among Southern League leaders ranked third in strikeouts, fourth inERA and fifth in innings pitched...was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June (6gs,4-1, 1.73)...in June and July spent time on the disabled list with a sprained left knee...from 7/19-7/23 wassuspended for his participation in a brawl on 7/12 vs Huntsville...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster...pitched for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League (5gs, 0-3, 6.50, 18ip, 24h, 8bb, 14k).
Spentmost of the season at Class AA Chattanooga...made 1 appearance with Class A Sarasota (6/11 vs Lakeland)...allowed 3 runs or fewer in 17 of his 22 starts...on 8/22 vs West Tenn allowed just 1 hit in 7.0 innings (1bb, 11k)...following the season pitched for Surprise in the prestigious Arizona Fall League.
At Class A Sarasotaranked eighth among all Reds minor league pitchers in ERA (3.43)...in a 2-0 victory on 4/12 at Clearwaterallowed just 1 hit over 7.0 shutout innings (9k)...was named Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July(2-1, 1.00)...on 8/10 vs Brevard County pitched 6.0 shutout innings to earn the 5-2 win (1h, 3k).
In hisfirst professional season made 6 starts and 7 relief apps for rookie Billings.