Jen-Ho Tseng
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Chicago Cubs AAA
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Tseng had a strong showing at the two highest levels of the Cubs' minor-league system last year, tossing 90.1 innings with a 2.99 ERA at Double-A Tennessee and 55 innings with a 1.80 ERA at Triple-A Iowa (though his FIP there was a considerably less impressive 4.25). He also earned a brief, six-inning cameo in the majors. Despite last year's success, he doesn't project to be anything more than a back-end starter, with a fastball that sits in the low 90s and no particularly impressive secondaries. Still, the Cubs' aren't deep at starting pitcher beyond their current rotation and swingman Mike Montgomery, so Tseng could end up making a number of starts when injuries inevitably strike. If and when that happens, expect the team's strong lineup to help him get a few wins, but don't bank on too many strikeouts, as he's struck out just 6.8 batters per nine innings in the minors. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Optioned to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 9, 2018
Tseng was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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The soft-tossing righty gave up three earned runs on four hits (one home run) in two innings in his spot start Tuesday against the Marlins, so it is no surprise to see him headed back to the Iowa Cubs. He may be summoned for another spot start or two this season, or perhaps to serve as a long reliever, but is unlikely to gain relevancy in most fantasy formats.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-64%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-75%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-62%
BAA vs RHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .500 14 2 2 5 2 0 2
Since 2016vs Right .182 22 9 0 4 1 0 1
2018vs Left 1.000 2 0 0 2 1 0 1
2018vs Right .250 8 3 0 2 1 0 0
2017vs Left .375 12 2 2 3 1 0 1
2017vs Right .143 14 6 0 2 0 0 1
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 14.40 2.00 5.0 0 0 0 16.2 1.8 5.4
Since 2016Away 0.00 0.33 3.0 1 0 0 6.0 3.0 0.0
2018Home 13.50 2.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 0.0 4.5
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 15.00 2.00 3.0 0 0 0 18.0 3.0 6.0
2017Away 0.00 0.33 3.0 1 0 0 6.0 3.0 0.0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jen-Ho Tseng compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
0.00
 
K/9
13.5
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
4.5
 
Fastball
90.8 mph
 
ERA
13.50
 
WHIP
2.00
 
BABIP
.532
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Strand %
33.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
Tseng followed up his stellar debut with a decent campaign with High-A Myrtle Beach, going 7-7 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.218 WHIP. His strikeout rate isn't quite what we'd like to see - just 6.91 in his two professional seasons - but he's just 21 and probably two years away from the big leagues. On the plus side, he's given up just 12 home runs in 224 innings. He's not a top-of-the-line prospect, but he could fulfill a role in the back of the Cubs' rotation someday if everything goes right. Expect him to spend a good chunk of the year with Double-A Tennessee.
Tseng made his professional debut in 2014, starting 17 games for Low-A Kane County. He was outstanding, giving up just seven home runs and finishing with an 85:15 K:BB ratio. Now 20, Tseng is probably at least two or three years away from the majors, but in very deep dynasty leagues, he's worth a look.
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Lasts just two frames Tuesday
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 8, 2018
Tseng pitched just two innings in Tuesday's start, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three against the Marlins.
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Called up to start Tuesday
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 8, 2018
Tseng was called up from Triple-A Iowa and will start Tuesday against the Marlins, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
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May pick up big-league spot start
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 7, 2018
Tseng was scratched from his start with Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Off to slow start at Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 3, 2018
Through six starts with Triple-A Iowa. Tseng is 0-4 with an 8.04 ERA and 1.85 WHIP.
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Headed to Triple-A Iowa
PChicago Cubs  AAA
March 13, 2018
Tseng was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
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