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Johnny Cueto

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

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3-4

ERA

3.03

WHIP

0.96

K

60

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

2014 was a big year for Cueto -- he proved both that his previous successes were not a fluke and that he could stay healthy through the course of a full season even with his unique delivery. Cueto did...

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2015 ADP:  39.67

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 221   DOB: 2/15/1986
BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Cueto's $10 million option was exercised by the Reds in October of 2014.

May 29, 2015  –  Johnny Cueto News

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The Reds are hoping Cueto (elbow) will be able to start a game in Philadelphia next week, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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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 34 34 2 243.7 169 61 22 242 65 20 9 0 0 0 2.25 0.96
2015 29 MAJ CIN 9 9 0 65.3 51 22 7 60 12 3 4 0 0 0 3.03 0.96
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3-Year Averages     26 26 0 173.8 140 49 14 154 44 14 6 0 0 0 2.54 1.06
Career  (View All)     204 203 4 1,273.7 1,125 461 131 1,055 376 88 61 0 3.26 1.18

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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
May. 19 @KC 7.0 9 3 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.03 0.96
May. 14 SF 7.0 5 2 2 0 3 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 0.91
May. 9 @CWS 8.3 6 4 4 2 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.98 0.88
May. 3 @Atl 6.0 9 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.72 0.86
Apr. 28 Mil 8.0 3 2 2 2 0 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.95 0.73
Apr. 22 @Mil 8.0 5 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.86 0.83
Apr. 17 @StL 7.0 6 4 4 0 1 10 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.14 0.81
Apr. 11 StL 7.0 4 2 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 0.64 0.71
Apr. 6 Pit 7.0 4 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
14.0 14 5 5 0 4 13 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 3.21 1.29
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 7.3 IP/G
36.3 32 16 16 6 7 28 1 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 3.96 1.07
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 7.3 IP/G
65.3 51 23 22 7 12 60 2 0 0 3-4 0 0 0 3.03 0.96

Johnny Cueto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201512532922702.195
201445010736791119.194
2013109211020202.204

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201513028329705.238
2014511135299023113.194
201313330826505.213

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201529.011029531.550.72
2014131.7134014325161.710.83
201333.0200251041.910.97

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201536.323031744.211.16
2014112.0750994062.891.12
201327.732026833.901.16
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 34 34 243.7 8.94 2.40 3.72 0.81 1.48 81.6% 93.1 MPH 2.25 3.37 .248
2015 29 MAJ CIN 9 9 65.3 8.27 1.65 5.00 0.96 1.22 73.2% 92.3 MPH 3.03 3.40 .262
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.9 8.60 2.39 3.61 0.78 76% 2.91 3.22 .279
Rest Of Season     0 28 191.2 8.62 2.43 3.55 0.80 76.4% 2.90 3.25 .277
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3-Year Averages     26 26 173.8 7.98 2.28 3.50 0.73 79.4% 2.54 3.23 .273
Career     204 203 1,273.7 7.45 2.66 2.81 0.93 75.9% 3.26 3.80 .282

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2015 Stat Review for Johnny Cueto    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.00 K/BB
GREAT
8.27 K/9
GOOD
1.65 BB/9
GREAT
92.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.22 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.03 ERA
GOOD
0.96 WHIP
ELITE
3.40 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.262 BABIP
LOW
73.2% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Cueto (elbow) threw from up to 90 feet Wednesday and could return to the rotation Sunday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cueto (elbow) will resume playing catch Wednesday, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Cueto (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the results revealed no structural damage, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cueto (elbow) is expected to have an MRI on Tuesday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Reds manager Bryan Price reiterated Monday that the club does not expect Cueto (elbow) to miss more than one start, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cueto (elbow) expects to miss just one start, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Cueto's elbow is the reason he was scratched from Sunday's start and he is considered day-to-day, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

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Cueto will not make his scheduled start Sunday as he has been bothered by "general stiffness" since his start Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 related to the same injury that knocked him out of his playoff start against the Giants in 2012. He modified his delivery to adjust for those oblique/back/shoulder injuries on his last return from the DL, with two good regular season starts before he was shelled in the Wild Card playoff game against the Pirates. How much will that start carry over into 2014, and will Cueto be able to stay on the mound? This is a big contract season for Cueto to boot, giving him all the more incentive to stay out there. He'll be one of the bigger boom-or-bust starting pitchers in redraft leagues.

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.