Eric Jokisch
32-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  Foreign
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eric Jokisch in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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#600
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Athletics in December of 2017.
Could return stateside
PFree Agent  F
November 6, 2020
Jokisch is considering a return to MLB this offseason, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 31-year-old lefty's only big-league experience to date came back in 2014, when he made four appearances for the Cubs. After spending the next four seasons stuck in the upper minors, he signed with the Kiwoom Heroes (then called the Nexen Heroes) of the KBO in South Korea prior to the 2019 season. He's had plenty of success in his two seasons overseas, posting a 2.67 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, including a league-leading 2.14 ERA this past season. He's not much of a strikeout arm, though his 18.0 percent strikeout rate was at least slightly above the average mark in the KBO. Whether or not MLB teams believe the veteran southpaw can get hitters out at the highest level without strikeout stuff remains to be seen.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
After a cup of coffee in Chicago in 2014, Jokisch might have expected a bit more run in the majors in 2015, but it didn't quite happen that way as a blister on his throwing hand sidelined him for nearly two months. When he did pitch, he was his usual hittable self, and his strikeout rate - not exactly high to begin with - was way down in 2015. A 47:26 K:BB in 81.1 minor league innings rarely leads to a promotion to the big leagues. Expect Jokisch to spend another year starting for Triple-A Iowa, with the possibility of a spot start with the Cubs if disaster strikes and the stars align with his schedule.
After starting 26 games for Triple-A Iowa last year, Jokisch got a cup of coffee with the Cubs in September, pitching in four games (including one start). His 143:31 K:BB ratio in 158.1 innings shows some promise, but the 25-year-old lefty isn't a big-time prospect. He's likely to be one of the anchors for the Iowa rotation again in 2015, though he could occasionally be called up to spot start when injuries strike the big-league team.
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Heads overseas
PFree Agent  F
November 28, 2018
Jokisch agreed Tuesday to a one-year, $500,000 contract with the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, Dave Kane of The Springfield State Journal-Register reports.
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Inks farm deal with A's
POakland Athletics  F
December 7, 2017
Jokisch signed a minor-league deal with the Athletics on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Signs minor-league deal with Diamondbacks
PArizona Diamondbacks  F
April 5, 2017
Jokisch signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in 2017.
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Gets traded to Texas
PTexas Rangers  F
July 8, 2016
Jokisch was traded to Texas in exchange for Pedro Ciriaco on Friday, John Blake of TexasRangers.com reports.
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Outrighted to Jacksonville
PMiami Marlins  F
July 8, 2016
Jokisch was outrighted to Double-A Jacksonville on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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