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Johnny Cueto

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

W-L

2-2

ERA

1.38

WHIP

0.77

K

39

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cueto presents one of the tougher draft decisions for 2014. When healthy, he pitched like an ace once again. Alas, "when healthy" is the operative phrase, as Cueto had multiple trips to the DL, all re...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 217   DOB: 2/15/1986   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Johnny Cueto Contract Information:

Cueto agreed to a four-year, $27 million contract with the Reds in January of 2011.

April 22, 2014  –  Johnny Cueto News

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Cueto was dominant Tuesday, giving up one run on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts in nine innings against the Pirates, improving to 2-2 on the season.

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Johnny Cueto Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 20 A A 12 12 1 61.2 48 24 6 61 23 7 2 0 3.50 1.16
2006 20 A A 14 14 2 76.1 52 22 5 82 15 8 1 0 2.59 0.88
2007 21 A Sar 14 14 0 78.3 72 29 3 72 21 4 5 0 3.33 1.19
2007 21 AA CHA 10 10 0 61.0 52 21 6 77 11 6 3 0 3.10 1.03
2007 21 AAA LOU 4 4 0 22.0 22 5 2 21 2 2 1 0 2.05 1.09
2008 22 MAJ CIN 32 31 0 174.0 178 93 29 158 68 9 14 0 4.81 1.41
2009 23 MAJ CIN 30 30 0 171.3 172 84 24 132 61 11 11 0 4.41 1.36
2010 24 MAJ CIN 31 31 1 185.7 181 75 19 138 56 12 7 0 0 0 3.64 1.28
2011 25 AAA Lou 4 4 0 14.1 19 10 1 13 6 0 2 0 0 0 6.28 1.77
2011 25 MAJ CIN 24 24 1 156.0 123 40 8 104 47 9 5 0 0 0 2.31 1.09
2012 26 MAJ CIN 33 33 0 217.0 205 67 15 170 49 19 9 0 0 0 2.78 1.17
2013 27 A Day 2 2 0 8.0 7 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.13 0.88
2013 27 MAJ CIN 11 11 0 60.7 46 19 7 51 18 5 2 0 0 0 2.82 1.05
2014 28 MAJ CIN 5 5 1 39.0 19 6 4 39 11 2 2 0 0 0 1.38 0.77
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Johnny Cueto
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 22 0 144.6 124 42 10 108 38 11 5 0 0 0 2.61 1.12
Career  (View All) MAJ   166 165 3 1,003.7 924 384 106 792 310 67 50 0 3.44 1.23

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Johnny Cueto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 @Pit 9.0 3 1 1 1 3 4 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.38 0.77
Apr. 16 Pit 9.0 3 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.50 0.80
Apr. 11 TB 7.0 5 2 2 1 4 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.14 1.00
Apr. 5 @NYM 7.0 5 2 2 1 3 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 0.86
Mar. 31 StL 7.0 3 1 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.29 0.57
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 8.3 IP/G
25.0 11 3 3 2 7 22 0 0 2 2-1 0 0 0 1.08 0.72
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 7.8 IP/G
39.0 19 6 6 4 11 39 0 0 2 2-2 0 0 0 1.38 0.77
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 7.8 IP/G
39.0 19 6 6 4 11 39 0 0 2 2-2 0 0 0 1.38 0.77

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Johnny Cueto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013109211020202.204
201247690261221837.279
2011288452453805.209

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313330826505.213
20124128023831838.220
20113435923701503.229

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.0200251041.910.97
201293.71030801492.791.07
201165.3420541731.380.95

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201327.732026833.901.16
2012123.3960903562.771.25
201190.7530503052.981.19
Johnny Cueto Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 20 A A 12 12 61.2 8.97 3.38 2.65 0.88 72.3% 3.50 3.90 .273
2006 20 A A 14 14 76.1 9.70 1.77 5.47 0.59 72.6% 2.59 2.65 .262
2007 21 A Sar 14 14 78.3 8.27 2.41 3.43 0.34 71.1% 3.33 2.86 .317
2007 21 AA CHA 10 10 61.0 11.36 1.62 7.00 0.89 73.7% 3.10 2.89 .326
2007 21 AAA LOU 4 4 22.0 8.59 0.82 10.50 0.82 86.4% 2.05 3.02 .328
2008 22 MAJ CIN 32 31 174.0 8.17 3.52 2.32 1.50 0.91 70.5% 93.4 MPH 4.81 4.76 .309
2009 23 MAJ CIN 30 30 171.3 6.93 3.20 2.16 1.26 1.01 71.3% 92.7 MPH 4.41 4.58 .296
2010 24 MAJ CIN 31 31 185.7 6.69 2.71 2.46 0.92 1.16 74.3% 93.2 MPH 3.64 4.09 .296
2011 25 AAA Lou 4 4 14.1 8.30 3.83 2.17 0.64 62.5% 6.28 3.55 .402
2011 25 MAJ CIN 24 24 156.0 6.00 2.71 2.21 0.46 1.92 80.2% 93.4 MPH 2.31 3.63 .255
2012 26 MAJ CIN 33 33 217.0 7.05 2.03 3.47 0.62 1.62 78.2% 92.7 MPH 2.78 3.38 .301
2013 27 A Day 2 2 8.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 85.7% 1.13 1.20 .325
2013 27 MAJ CIN 11 11 60.7 7.57 2.67 2.83 1.04 1.91 78.9% 92.5 MPH 2.82 3.96 .245
2014 28 MAJ CIN 5 5 39.0 9.00 2.54 3.55 0.92 1.77 92.3% 93.2 MPH 1.38 3.38 .174
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Johnny Cueto
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 22 144.6 6.72 2.37 2.84 0.62 78.9% 2.61 3.39 .276
Career MAJ   166 165 1,003.7 7.10 2.78 2.55 0.95 75.4% 3.44 3.95 .286

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2014 Stat Review for Johnny Cueto    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.55 K/BB
GOOD
9.00 K/9
GREAT
2.54 BB/9
AVERAGE
93.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.77 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.38 ERA
ELITE
0.77 WHIP
ELITE
3.38 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.174 BABIP
LOW
92.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Johnny Cueto (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Shane Victorino BOS 10 5 2 3 2 0 0 .500 1.100 1.683
Gerardo Parra AZ 11 4 2 3 3 1 0 .364 1.091 1.591
Matt Kemp LA 12 6 2 2 2 3 1 .500 1.000 1.571
Marlon Byrd PHI 12 7 1 3 2 2 0 .583 .917 1.560
Jon Jay STL 21 10 3 7 1 2 0 .476 .952 1.452
Carlos Beltran NY-A 14 6 2 5 2 2 0 .429 .929 1.429
Carlos Gonzalez COL 10 4 1 6 1 3 0 .400 .800 1.300
Aramis Ramirez MIL 39 13 4 10 6 6 0 .333 .744 1.202
Raul Ibanez ANA 14 6 1 5 0 2 0 .429 .714 1.114
Chase Headley SD 15 7 0 3 0 3 0 .467 .600 1.100

Best Matchups for Johnny Cueto (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Clint Barmes PIT 14 2 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .214 .357
Adam LaRoche WAS 13 2 0 1 1 6 0 .154 .154 .354
Russell Martin PIT 11 1 0 1 0 2 0 .091 .182 .273
J.J. Hardy BAL 15 2 0 1 0 1 0 .133 .133 .267
Darwin Barney CHI-N 16 2 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Anthony Rizzo CHI-N 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 .083 .167 .250
Miguel Montero AZ 13 1 0 0 1 1 0 .077 .077 .220
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Travis Snider PIT 11 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Tabata PIT 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Johnny Cueto: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cueto was a tough-luck loser again Friday night as he allowed just two runs on five hits, walking four and striking out six over seven innings of a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

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Cueto turned in another strong performance Saturday against the Mets. He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out nine over seven innings, but didn't factor into the decision in the Reds' 6-3 loss.

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Cueto was the tough luck loser on Opening Day against the Cardinals, giving up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight.

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Cueto (shoulder) has been named the Reds' Opening Day starter.

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Cueto (scapula) felt no ill-effects from Tuesday's spring training outing, but the Reds have refrained still from naming him their Opening Day starter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cueto (shoulder) is expected to be ready to start the season according to Reds pitching coach Jeff Pico, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cueto (scapula) remains on target to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday.

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Cueto (shoulder) will pitch a minor-league game Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

For two years running Cueto has performed beyond what his ERA estimators suggest he should, posting sub-3.00 ERAs despite a strikeout rate that peaked at 7.1 K/9 in 2012. How does Cueto do it? He cut his walk rate to a stingy 2.0 BB/9, he suppressed homers (0.6 HR/9) despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, and he completely shut down the opposing team's running game (allowing just one stolen base against him each of the last two seasons). The only red flag is the oblique injury Cueto suffered in the playoffs - this after a season in which he and every other Reds starter made 30-plus starts. Cueto is the rare player that could bring you a profit while others warn of regression.

2012

Cueto's brilliant 2011 season was book-ended by injuries, limiting him to 156 innings. In between, however, he was the Reds' stopper, falling just a few innings short of qualifying for the ERA title (and, as it turns out, falling just behind Clayton Kershaw anyhow). Once again, he traded strikeouts and walks for more balls in play, which can be a dangerous combination in the Great American Ball Park. But it's worth noting that he has not lost any velocity from his average fastball dating back to his rookie season - so this is more of a conscious change than a concession to lessened abilities. Because Cueto hasn't topped 200 innings in a season and because of his drop in strikeouts, you shouldn't pay full freight on him, but if he can remain healthy he'll still turn a profit on your purchase.

2011

A quick look at Cueto's numbers show that he has made an effort to become more pitch efficient at the cost of a few extra strikeouts. He lowered his walk rate and his home run rate two years in a row, and the tradeoff has been worth it. Cueto lowered his ERA below 4.00 and threw more innings than he was in his previous two seasons. Look for more of the same in 2011.

2010

Cueto's strikeout rated dropped significantly (8.17 K/9IP down to 6.93) in 2009, though some of that was at the behest of the Reds, who wanted him to be more pitch-efficient than in his rookie season. We're not convinced, however, that's the sole reason for the drop. Cueto's velocity on his fastball declined over the summer before he needed a brief DL trip to rest his shoulder. This came after he pitched in winter ball and in the WBC last spring. This year, the Reds prevented him from playing winter ball, citing an "extreme fatigue" clause in his contract. There's a lot of talent with Cueto, but also a lot of reasons for concern.

2009

Like teammate Jay Bruce, Cueto might be viewed as a small disappointment because he debuted with such a splash. Look at his season in context - he's a 22-year-old rookie with hardly any experience in the upper levels of the minors. We'll take 158 strikeouts in 174 innings anytime. Health-permitting, Cueto will have his share of good seasons. The next step for him will be to learn how to be pitch-efficient. Far too often he had to leave short of six full innings pitched after racking up a high pitch-count.

2008

Like Jay Bruce, Cueto built off a great 2006 campaign with an even better 2007, tearing through three levels of the minors. He improved as he went up the ladder, including four sizzling starts at Triple-A Louisville. At this point in time, he might even be more refined than teammate Homer Bailey. Depending on what other moves the offseason brings, the Reds might be tempted to insert Cueto immediately into the starting rotation, especially if he has a good spring. They might instead want to have him begin in Louisville to develop a little more and refrain from starting his service time clock, or have him work out of the bullpen at the major league level, using the "Earl Weaver" method of breaking in prospect pitchers.

2007

A graduate of the Reds' Dominican Academy, Cueto really took off in 2006, breezing through low-A Dayton before holding his own in 12 starts at high-A Sarasota as a 20-year old. He might need a little more time to master the Florida State League, but it's at least encouraging to see he sustained his high strikeout rate upon being promoted. He may not have the star upside of Homer Bailey, but Cueto could be a building block for the Reds' future.