Cristian Javier
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
An international signee out of the Dominican Republic, Javier was added to the Astros 40-man roster, shielding him from the Rule 5 draft. The 6-foot-1 righthander features a fastball in the low 90s, touching 96. Not surprisingly considering the organization, what Javier's fastball lacks in velocity is made up for via high spin. He throws a curve and slider, both highly reliant on rotation. Javier's fate may depend on how well he develops his change-up, an offering better with less spin. With that effective pitch to combat lefthanders, Javier's long-term role is in the rotation with the bullpen as a fallback. Javier worked at three levels last season, finishing with a short stint at Triple-A Round Rock where he'll likely start the 2020 campaign. Javier has excelled at every level. If he impresses with the Express, he could get a look as a reliever later in the season as Houston often does with young arms. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $10,000 contract with the Astros in March of 2015.
Earns fifth win
PHouston Astros
September 24, 2020
Javier (5-2) picked up the win Thursday after holding the Rangers to three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six across 5.2 innings.
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Javier blanked the Rangers until the sixth inning when Willie Calhoun swatted a two-run home run. Following a wild pitch, the 23-year-old allowed a third run to score on a sacrifice fly to Rougned Odor, who would be Javier's final batter of the night. Despite spending the majority of his rookie season as a starter, Javier is expected to move into the bullpen for the Wild Card Series. The right-hander finishes out the regular season with a 3.48 ERA and 0.99 WHIP across 12 appearances (10 starts).
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
74
Last 10 Games
79
Last 5 Games
79
How many pitches does Cristian Javier generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Cristian Javier generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-59%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-59%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .248 125 27 10 28 6 0 7
Since 2018vs Right .101 89 27 8 8 0 0 4
2020vs Left .248 125 27 10 28 6 0 7
2020vs Right .101 89 27 8 8 0 0 4
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-56%
ERA at Home
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 2.17 0.76 29.0 3 0 0 8.7 2.8 1.2
Since 2018Away 4.97 1.26 25.1 2 2 0 9.2 3.2 2.5
2020Home 2.17 0.76 29.0 3 0 0 8.7 2.8 1.2
2020Away 4.97 1.26 25.1 2 2 0 9.2 3.2 2.5
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Cristian Javier 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
8.9
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
92.3 mph
 
ERA
3.48
 
WHIP
0.99
 
BABIP
.201
 
GB/FB
0.61
 
Left On Base
85.5%
 
Exit Velocity
81.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2388 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.7%
 
Swinging Strike
8.8%
 
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Gives up two runs in no-decision
PHouston Astros
September 19, 2020
Javier allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six across four innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision.
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Not starting this weekend
PHouston Astros
September 9, 2020
Javier won't start during the two-game series against the Dodgers this weekend, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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No help in loss
PHouston Astros
September 7, 2020
Javier (4-2) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over five innings in a loss to the Athletics on Monday. He struck out three.
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Solid in win
PHouston Astros
September 2, 2020
Javier (4-1) picked up the win Wednesday after holding the Rangers to one run on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out three across 6.2 innings.
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Notches third victory
PHouston Astros
August 25, 2020
Javier (3-1) earned the win in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels after allowing three runs on three hits over 5.2 innings. He had five strikeouts and two walks.
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