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Jake Arrieta

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

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22-6

ERA

1.77

WHIP

0.86

K

236

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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Before giving up on a young pitcher, remember the story of Jake Arrieta. A good pitching prospect coming up through the Orioles system, Arrieta had a 5.46 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 1.74 K/BB in 358 innings ...

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2016 ADP:  19.56

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 3/6/1986   BORN: Farmington, MO   COLLEGE: TCU   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake Arrieta Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.63 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

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Arrieta and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.7 million contract Friday night, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Jake Arrieta 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
2008 22 A FRE 20 20 0 113.0 80 36 7 120 51 6 5 0 2.87 1.16
2009 23 AA BOW 11 11 2 59.0 45 17 4 70 23 6 3 0 2.59 1.15
2009 23 AAA NOR 17 17 0 91.7 96 39 9 78 33 5 8 0 3.83 1.41
2010 24 AAA NOR 12 11 0 73.0 48 15 3 64 34 6 2 0 0 0 1.85 1.12
2010 24 MAJ BAL 18 18 0 100.3 106 52 9 52 48 6 6 0 0 0 4.66 1.53
2011 25 MAJ BAL 22 22 0 119.3 115 67 21 93 59 10 8 0 0 0 5.05 1.46
2012 26 AAA NOR 10 10 1 56.0 46 25 3 54 28 5 4 0 0 0 4.02 1.32
2012 26 MAJ BAL 24 18 0 114.7 122 79 16 109 35 3 9 0 0 1 6.20 1.37
2013 27 AAA IOW 7 7 0 30.1 32 12 2 39 16 2 2 0 0 0 3.56 1.59
2013 27 AAA NOR 7 8 1 49.0 45 24 4 38 14 5 3 0 0 0 4.41 1.20
2013 27 MAJ BAL 5 5 0 23.7 25 19 2 23 17 1 2 0 0 0 7.23 1.77
2013 27 MAJ CHC 9 9 0 51.7 34 21 7 37 24 4 2 0 0 0 3.66 1.12
2013  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BAL/CHC 14 14 0 75.3 59 40 9 60 41 5 4 0 0 0 4.78 1.33
2014 28 A+ DAY 1 1 0 5.2 5 3 3 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.76 1.35
2014 28 AA TEN 4 4 0 14.1 8 2 0 11 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.26 0.92
2014 28 MAJ CHC 25 25 1 156.7 114 44 5 167 41 10 5 0 0 0 2.53 0.99
2015 29 MAJ CHC 33 33 3 229.0 150 45 10 236 48 22 6 0 0 0 1.77 0.86
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3-Year Averages     24 24 1 153.7 107 43 8 154 43 12 5 0 0 0 2.52 0.98
Career  (View All)     136 130 4 795.3 666 327 70 717 272 56 38 0 3.70 1.18

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Jake Arrieta 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
Oct. 2 @Mil 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.77 0.86
Sep. 27 Pit 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.82 0.88
Sep. 22 Mil 9.0 3 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.88 0.90
Sep. 16 @Pit 8.0 6 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.96 0.92
Sep. 11 @Phi 8.0 6 1 1 1 2 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.99 0.92
Sep. 5 Ari 8.0 4 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.03 0.92
Aug. 30 @LAD 9.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 2.11 0.94
Aug. 25 @SF 6.0 4 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.22 0.98
Aug. 20 Atl 6.0 4 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.30 0.99
Aug. 15 @CWS 6.7 5 3 2 0 2 5 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.39 0.99
Aug. 9 SF 7.7 4 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.38 0.99
Aug. 4 @Pit 7.0 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.50 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.3 IP/G
22.0 6 0 0 0 1 27 1 0 1 3-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.32
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 7.7 IP/G
46.0 22 3 2 1 4 46 1 1 1 5-0 0 0 0 0.39 0.57
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 7.4 IP/G
88.3 41 7 4 1 14 89 3 3 2 11-0 0 0 0 0.41 0.62

Jake Arrieta Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201540912327601513.159
20142828423501222.198
20131683025261023.187

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201546111321901737.207
20143328318641003.207
2013156301633516.246

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2015105.09501072361.970.86
201480.0610801721.460.79
201348.7420412944.441.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2015124.013101292541.600.87
201476.7440872433.641.20
201326.7120191255.401.50
Jake Arrieta 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
2008 22 A FRE 20 20 113.0 9.56 4.06 2.35 0.56 76.6% 2.87 3.24 .269
2009 23 AA BOW 11 11 59.0 10.68 3.51 3.04 0.61 79.7% 2.59 3.08 .298
2009 23 AAA NOR 17 17 91.7 7.66 3.24 2.36 0.88 75% 3.83 4.15 .325
2010 24 AAA NOR 12 11 73.0 7.89 4.19 1.88 0.37 84.8% 1.85 3.46 .241
2010 24 MAJ BAL 18 18 100.3 4.66 4.31 1.08 0.81 1.17 70.3% 92.7 MPH 4.66 4.88 .296
2011 25 MAJ BAL 22 22 119.3 7.01 4.45 1.58 1.58 1.28 69.9% 92.4 MPH 5.05 5.51 .279
2012 26 AAA NOR 10 10 56.0 8.68 4.50 1.93 0.48 69% 4.02 3.68 .293
2012 26 MAJ BAL 24 18 114.7 8.56 2.75 3.11 1.26 1.37 55.3% 93.4 MPH 6.20 4.16 .331
2013 27 AAA IOW 7 7 30.1 11.66 4.78 2.44 0.60 78.3% 3.56 3.27 .395
2013 27 AAA NOR 7 8 49.0 6.98 2.57 2.71 0.73 63.6% 4.41 3.63 .290
2013 27 MAJ BAL 5 5 23.7 8.75 6.46 1.35 0.76 0.88 57.5% 93.9 MPH 7.23 4.76 .345
2013 27 MAJ CHC 9 9 51.7 6.45 4.18 1.54 1.22 1.32 72.5% 93.9 MPH 3.66 5.10 .199
2013  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ BAL/CHC 14 14 75.3 7.17 4.90 1.46 1.08 1.17 65.9% 93.9 MPH 4.78 4.85 .247
2014 28 A+ DAY 1 1 5.2 12.12 3.46 3.50 5.19 100% 4.76 9.16 .207
2014 28 AA TEN 4 4 14.1 7.02 3.19 2.20 0.00 84.6% 1.26 2.70 .218
2014 28 MAJ CHC 25 25 156.7 9.59 2.36 4.07 0.29 2.01 74% 93.5 MPH 2.53 2.33 .284
2015 29 MAJ CHC 33 33 229.0 9.28 1.89 4.92 0.39 2.65 81.4% 94.6 MPH 1.77 2.41 .255
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3-Year Averages     24 24 153.7 9.02 2.52 3.58 0.47 75.4% 2.52 2.71 .262
Career     136 130 795.3 8.11 3.08 2.64 0.79 70.4% 3.70 3.60 .281

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2015 Stat Review for Jake Arrieta    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.92 K/BB
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9.28 K/9
GREAT
1.89 BB/9
GREAT
94.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.4 HR/9
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2.65 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.77 ERA
ELITE
0.86 WHIP
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2.41 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.255 BABIP
LOW
81.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jake Arrieta

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Jake Arrieta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Arrieta was named the National League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Arrieta will start Game 2 of the NLCS, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Arrieta will start Game 3 of NLDS, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Arrieta tossed a complete-game shutout in Wednesday's wild-card game win over Pittsburgh.

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Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings in his last regular-season start of the year Friday, improving to 22-6.

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Arrieta (21-6) was marvelous Sunday, giving up just one hit through seven innings and striking out seven batters in a 4-0 victory over the Pirates.

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Arrieta picked up his 20th win in superb fashion Tuesday against the Brewers, allowing just three hits and one walk over nine shutout innings while striking out 11.

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Arrieta pitched well again on Wednesday, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out six in a no-decision against the Pirates.

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Arrieta has won each of his last eight starts and has only given up more than one run in one of those starts.

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Arrieta continues to shine as he allowed just one run on six hits, walking two and striking out seven over eight innings of a 5-1 win against Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.

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Arrieta's start Thursday has been postponed, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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2015

Who saw this coming? When the Cubs picked up Arrieta from the Orioles after a miserable four-season run in Baltimore, the right-hander was merely decent in a nine-start stint with his new team. However, in 25 starts with the Cubs in 2014, Arrieta was practically a Cy Young candidate (and one that easily cost less than other candidates like Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright in fantasy auctions). The extreme groundballer showed elite skills across the board, finishing with a 2.33 FIP and 4.07 K/BB ratio. Rather than a pitcher the Cubs hoped would pitch well enough that they could flip for a prospect, Arrieta became the de facto ace of the staff. With the addition of Jon Lester in free agency, Arrieta will likely slot in as the Cubs' No. 2 starter to begin 2015.

2014

After five forgettable starts for the Orioles last year, Arrieta was acquired by the Cubs in July and found the Friendly Confines much more friendly. That said, his 3.66 ERA and 1.123 WHIP in 14 starts with the Cubs come with a warning: his 37:24 K:BB ratio and seven home runs allowed in 51.2 innings don't support those numbers. On the other hand, his 109:35 K:BB ratio in 114.2 innings in 2012 indicates he has some potential. He's expected to be a part of the Cubs rotation in 2014, but Arrieta doesn't look like anything more than a $1 pitcher in most standard leagues.

2013

After being named the Opening Day starter in 2012, Arrieta held his own in April before the wheels came off in May and June. Arrieta was banished to the minors before returning down the stretch as a reliever, a move duplicated with Tommy Hunter and Brian Matusz. However, Arrieta did not have as much success out of the bullpen as the other two and the Orioles will almost certainly force him to compete for a job in spring training, be it as a starter or a reliever. An element of bad luck may have been in play in 2012, as Arrieta improved his K/BB rate to 3.1 in 2012 from 1.6 in 2011, and his 8.6 K/9 is easily the best of his career. We know Arrieta is not an ace, but there is bounceback potential in 2013 and the Orioles should return him to a starting role.

2012

Arrieta was one of many pitchers in the Orioles organization to take a step back in 2011. He couldn't solve his control issues, walking more than 4.00 BB/9IP for the second straight season. Last season also saw home-run issues rear their ugly head, as Arrieta gave up 1.58 HR/9IP. Now 26, there is still time for Arrieta, but both he and the organization will need to see some improvement for the sake of their long-term futures. Keep an eye on his workload during spring training as his season ended in August following surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow.

2011

After dominating Triple-A over 11 starts, the Orioles decided to call up Arrieta to see if he was ready for the big leagues. Unfortunately, he wasn't and things derailed over 18 MLB starts as Arrieta had a 52:48 K:BB ratio in 100.1 innings. Not only did he walk plenty of hitters, his successful strikeout rate did not immediately translate from the minors. Look for Arrieta to be the Orioles' fourth or fifth starter to open the season, and keep in mind that some scouts are on the record saying that he could be better than teammates Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman in the long run.

2010

Arrieta is probably the best pitcher in Baltimore's system that has not made his MLB debut. The good news is that he is almost ready, but the bad news is he should not be confused with Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz. Arrieta seemed to be challenged in Triple-A, but he should have the stuff to be a middle or back of the rotation guy. Arrieta will compete for a rotation spot in spring, but it is more likely he will get the call around June.

2009

Arrieta is the third best pitching prospect in the system, but that isn't such a bad thing with Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz being the two ranked higher. Arrieta should start the season in Double-A and be in line for a rotation spot in 2010.

2008

Arrieta, along with Matt Wieters, offers Orioles fans some hope in that he represents a change in philosophy in their front office. Prior to Andy MacPhail coming aboard, the team had refrained from spending over-slot money to land the best talent in the draft. That changed in 2007, with the selection of Wieters in the first round and Arrieta in the fifth round. Arrieta is a little risky, having lost four mph on his fastball during his final college season, but he seemed to allay those fears this fall at the Arizona Fall League, throwing 16 scoreless innings with a 16:7 K:BB. He could rise rapidly through the lower minors with a good 2008 debut.