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Johnny Cueto

32-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2018 Stats

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3-1

ERA

2.36

WHIP

1.02

K

35

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cueto had a season to forget in 2017. The two-time All-Star struggled while pitching with a blister for decent chunk of the first half and had developed three blisters on his throwing hand by the time...

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2018 ADP:  153.07

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 174   DOB: 2/15/1986   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Johnny Cueto Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $130 million contract with Giants in December of 2015. Contract includes player options in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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Cueto did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's extra-innings win over the Cubs, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings.

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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 14 14 2 76.1 52 22 5 82 15 8 1 0 2.59 0.88
2006 20 A A 12 12 1 61.2 48 24 6 61 23 7 2 0 3.50 1.16
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 CIN 19 19 1 130.7 93 38 11 120 29 7 6 0 0 0 2.62 0.93
2015 29 MAJ KC 13 13 1 81.3 101 43 10 56 17 4 7 0 0 0 4.76 1.45
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CIN/KC 32 32 2 212.0 194 81 21 176 46 11 13 0 0 0 3.44 1.13
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 A+ SAN 1 2 0 6.2 11 5 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.94
2017 31 AAA SAC 1 1 0 3.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 31 MAJ SF 25 25 0 147.3 160 74 22 136 53 8 8 0 0 0 4.52 1.45
2018 32 AAA SAC 2 2 0 7.2 5 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
2018 32 MAJ SF 7 7 0 42.0 32 11 5 35 11 3 1 0 0 0 2.36 1.02
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3-Year Averages     29 29 1 193.0 183 74 19 170 48 12 8 0 0 0 3.45 1.20
Career  (View All)     291 290 8 1,829.3 1,655 673 187 1,540 519 125 84 0 3.31 1.19

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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
Jul. 11 ChC 5.0 6 3 3 2 3 7 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.36 1.02
Jul. 5 StL 5.0 10 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.95 0.92
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 16 8 8 4 5 9 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 2.10
Last 30 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 16 8 8 4 5 9 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 2.10
Last 60 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 16 8 8 4 5 9 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 2.10
Johnny Cueto Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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 ERA WHIP
Jun. 29 Fresno 4.0 4 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.25
Jun. 23 El Paso 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.33
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 3.5 IP/G
7.0 5 0 0 0 1 10 1 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.86
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 3.5 IP/G
7.0 5 0 0 0 1 10 1 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.86

Johnny Cueto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188616417103.210
201734371288823311.286
20164149622982036.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188119715402.214
201730565257212211.268
201646710223971629.224

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201822.021013954.501.64
201772.3230592994.601.53
2016109.7830901732.791.08

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201820.010022200.000.35
201775.06507724134.441.36
2016110.0102010828122.781.11
Johnny Cueto vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 14 14 76.1 9.70 1.77 5.47 0.59 72.6% 2.59 2.65 .262
2006 20 A A 12 12 61.2 8.97 3.38 2.65 0.88 72.3% 3.50 3.90 .273
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 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
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  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CIN/KC 32 32 212.0 7.47 1.95 3.83 0.89 1.32 72.6% 92.6 MPH 3.44 3.50 .291
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 A+ SAN 1 2 6.2 11.61 1.45 8.00 1.45 63.6% 6.75 3.68 .513
2017 31 AAA SAC 1 1 3.0 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.53 .287
2017 31 MAJ SF 25 25 147.3 8.31 3.24 2.57 1.34 1.42 72.8% 91.3 MPH 4.52 4.54 .331
2018 32 AAA SAC 2 2 7.2 12.50 1.25 10.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.26 .327
2018 32 MAJ SF 7 7 42.0 7.50 2.36 3.18 1.07 1.33 84.2% 89.7 MPH 2.36 4.15 .244
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.3 8.69 2.60 3.34 1.27 76.6% 3.62 3.98 .308
Rest Of Season     0 12 74.2 8.13 2.50 3.26 1.01 74.3% 3.62 3.68 .308
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3-Year Averages     29 29 193.0 7.93 2.24 3.54 0.89 74.1% 3.45 3.46 .305
Career     291 290 1,829.3 7.58 2.55 2.97 0.92 75.5% 3.31 3.72 .289

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Johnny Cueto Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 147.3 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 42 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 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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3.18 K/BB
GOOD
7.50 K/9
WEAK
2.36 BB/9
GOOD
89.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.1 HR/9
GOOD
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.36 ERA
ELITE
1.02 WHIP
ELITE
4.15 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.244 BABIP
LOW
84.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Cueto will start Wednesday against the Cubs instead of Tuesday as originally expected, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Cueto (3-1) allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Thursday against the Cardinals.

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Cueto (elbow) was activated from the 60-day disabled list ahead of Thursday's scheduled start against St. Louis, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Cueto (elbow) will be reinstated from the DL on Thursday prior to his start against the Cardinals, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

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Cueto (elbow) came out of his rehab start Friday feeling fine and may not need another one, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.

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Cueto (elbow) will make a rehab start at Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Cueto (elbow) tossed 48 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento, tossing 3.2 shutout innings with one hit and four strikeouts.

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Cueto (elbow) will make a rehab appearance Saturday at Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 early Cy Young contender mentions after starting the season 13-1. His strengths lie in his pinpoint control and ability to hit both sides of the plate with all three of his fastballs. While his crafty pitching style and excellent command could offset an eventual drop in velocity, the 30-year-old was still dialing up his four-seam and two-seam fastballs in the low-to-mid 90s, similar to his prime years in Cincinnati. There is no reason to think that Cueto can't repeat his success with the Giants in 2017, making him a safe high-end pitcher to invest in.

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.