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Johnny Cueto

31-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2017 Stats

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5-7

ERA

4.42

WHIP

1.30

K

90

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Giants' big offseason acquisition turned out to be a smashing success in Year 1 of the six-year deal. Cueto turned in ace-like numbers with a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 4.4 K/BB ratio while earning...

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2017 ADP:  41

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 2/15/1986   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By CIN In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Johnny Cueto Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $130 million contract with Giants in December of 2015.

June 19, 2017  –  Johnny Cueto News

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Cueto (5-7) allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out four batters over seven innings during Monday's loss to the Braves.

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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 KC 13 13 1 81.3 101 43 10 56 17 4 7 0 0 0 4.76 1.45
2015 29 MAJ CIN 19 19 1 130.7 93 38 11 120 29 7 6 0 0 0 2.62 0.93
2016 30 MAJ SF 32 32 2 219.7 195 68 15 198 45 18 5 0 0 0 2.79 1.09
2017 31 MAJ SF 15 15 0 93.7 97 46 17 90 25 5 7 0 0 0 4.42 1.30
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3-Year Averages     32 32 2 225.1 186 70 19 205 52 16 9 0 0 0 2.80 1.06

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Johnny Cueto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 19 @Atl 7.0 5 2 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.42 1.30
Jun. 14 KC 5.7 10 5 5 3 3 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.57 1.35
Jun. 8 @Mil 5.0 6 3 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.33 1.28
Jun. 3 @Phi 6.0 8 3 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.38 1.24
May. 28 Atl 6.0 6 1 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.37 1.23
May. 23 @ChC 6.0 5 4 4 3 1 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.64 1.23
May. 17 LAD 6.0 8 5 5 0 1 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.26
May. 12 Cin 8.0 5 2 2 0 3 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.23
May. 7 @Cin 7.0 6 4 2 2 1 10 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.27
May. 1 @LAD 7.0 6 3 3 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.86 1.32
Apr. 26 LAD 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.10 1.40
Apr. 21 @Col 5.0 8 6 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.25 1.38
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
17.7 21 10 9 5 7 13 1 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 4.58 1.58
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
35.7 40 18 17 9 9 38 1 1 0 1-4 0 0 0 4.29 1.37
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
74.7 80 41 38 14 19 72 1 3 0 2-7 0 0 0 4.58 1.33

Johnny Cueto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201722249125510210.266
20164149622982036.255
20154069625812117.215

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017178411342607.261
201646710223971629.224
2015460802111323414.265

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201738.7220361144.191.37
2016109.7830901732.791.08
201591.3640832182.961.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201755.03505414134.581.25
2016110.0102010828122.781.11
2015120.75909325133.801.20
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 KC 13 13 81.3 6.20 1.88 3.29 1.11 1.39 69.4% 92.6 MPH 4.76 4.12 .344
2015 29 MAJ CIN 19 19 130.7 8.27 2.00 4.14 0.76 1.28 75.7% 92.6 MPH 2.62 3.26 .248
2016 30 MAJ SF 32 32 219.7 8.11 1.84 4.40 0.61 2.02 76.4% 91.5 MPH 2.79 3.01 .299
2017 31 MAJ SF 15 15 93.7 8.65 2.40 3.60 1.63 1.58 72.4% 91.6 MPH 4.42 4.50 .315
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 6.8 5.87 2.42 2.42 1.32 71.3% 3.93 4.61 .255
Rest Of Season     0 19 126.2 6.48 2.30 2.82 1.00 70.1% 3.78 3.97 .270
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3-Year Averages     32 32 225.1 8.20 2.08 3.94 0.76 76.7% 2.80 3.17 .280

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Johnny Cueto Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 81.3 1 5 1 0 38 1 0 0
2015 P 130.7 3 11 3 0 53 1 0 0
2016 P 219.7 -1 19 -1 0 110 -3 0 0
2017 P 93.7 0 6 0 0 39 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 P 1 1 0 0 2 0 4
2016 P 4 0 0 0 -1 0 3
2017 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Johnny Cueto    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.60 K/BB
GOOD
8.65 K/9
GOOD
2.40 BB/9
GOOD
91.6 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.58 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.42 ERA
WEAK
1.30 WHIP
WEAK
4.50 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.315 BABIP
HIGH
72.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Cueto (5-6) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits and three walks with five strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

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Cueto allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and four walks while striking out four during Thursday's win over Milwaukee. He didn't factor into the decision.

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Cueto (5-5) allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out nine across six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Phillies.

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Cueto (5-4) turned in a quality start Sunday, firing six innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in a win over the Braves.

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Cueto (finger) has been cleared to start Sunday's game against the Braves, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Manager Bruce Bochey confirmed the Giants will recheck Cueto (hand) before Sunday to see if he is able to start, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Cueto (4-4) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and one walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

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Cueto admitted after Tuesday's start against the Cubs that he is dealing with multiple blisters on his pitching hand, but insisted that he will not require a stint on the disabled list, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports. He allowed four earned runs while striking out eight batters over 6.0 innings in the loss.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

From 2011-14, Cueto logged a 2.48 ERA over 677 innings, good for second out of 172 pitchers who logged at least 300 IP in that time (Clayton Kershaw was first). After 19 starts in 2015, he was keeping the trend alive with a 2.62 ERA in 131 innings, but then he was traded to Kansas City. Was it just small sample variance that yielded a .343 BABIP and 1.1 HR/9 with the Royals? His velocity was the same and his walk rate was actually a tick better. He allowed 10 home runs with the Royals, including seven against Baltimore in two starts. Look at his breakdown as a Royal: first four starts - 1.80 ERA, one home run allowed, next five starts - 9.57 ERA, eight homers allowed, and final four starts - 3.24 ERA, one homer allowed. Cueto wisely decided to jump back to the NL, signing with San Francisco on a six-year deal. Once considered an injury risk, Cueto is one of 18 starters to log 32-plus starts in three of the last four seasons.

2015

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 didn't merely maintain his improved performance from 2011 and 2012, he reached a whole new level, striking out 25.2% of the hitters he faced, compared to 19.1% in 2012. The Reds had the easiest decision of the offseason when they exercised their $10 million option on him for 2015, but now they have a much more difficult decision. Cueto will be a free agent after 2015, and most of their best prospects are pitchers. Can they sign Cueto to a long-term deal, or will they be forced to deal him for a much-needed bat?

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.