DeLeon begins his third season with the Ducks and fourth in professional baseball. In his first two seasons with Long Island (2019, 2021), the right-hander has pitched in 29 games, 13 of which have been starts. He has compiled a 7-8 record with a 5.26 ERA, two complete games, 109 strikeouts and 36 walks over 113 innings. The Brooklyn native has also pitched in four postseason games, yielding four runs on seven hits and four walks over six and two-thirds innings with eight strikeouts.
The 25-year-old made 32 appearances (17 starts) in 2021 with the Ducks. He led the Atlantic League in strikeouts per nine innings (8.68), while his 109 strikeouts led all Ducks pitchers and ranked second in the Atlantic League behind only Lexington’s Henry Owens (113). The righty also tossed a pair of complete games, both against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, in a span of six starts. Prior to joining the Ducks, he made one appearance with the Cincinnati Reds Arizona League affiliate in 2017, striking out two over one scoreless inning. DeLeon was originally selected by the Reds in the 24th round of the 2017 amateur draft.