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Jake Arrieta
Birthdate: 3/6/1986 (31 y, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 5, Overall: 159, Team: Baltimore Orioles
Contract: $15.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Arrieta did not allow a hit over three innings in Sunday's spring training loss to the Athletics. He gave up an earned run, struck out five and walked three. (3/13/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After a season in which he won 22 games, struck out 9.28 hitters per nine while only walking 1.89, and posting a 1.77 ERA, it was going to be extremely difficult for Jake Arrieta to duplicate his 2015 performance. And that's exactly what we saw in 2016, as the regression was real. While his WHIP remained solid at 1.08 and he did continue to induce a healthy amount of soft contact, there was a step back in nearly every other regard. His strikeouts fell to 8.67 per nine and his walk numbers experienced a sizable increase to a 3.47 per nine mark that represented his highest as a Cub. His ERA was still respectable, at 3.10, but his FIP almost doubled, at 3.52. His ground ball rate declined, but was still solid at about 52%, while he was more susceptible to the long ball, with an 11.1% home run-to-fly ball ratio that increased by about four percent. His velocity was down a touch, but probably not enough to be concerned over. At the same time, it's important to realize that this is closer to the pitcher that Jake Arrieta actually is. He's still a high-end arm and an important fantasy asset, but he's not going to strike out 10 hitters per nine while only walking two. A balance between 2015 and 2016 is likely what we're going to see moving forward: flashes of brilliance with some sporadic command issues. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Few expected Jake Arrieta to replicate his 2015 numbers after posting a sub-2.00 ERA and walking only 1.89 per nine. That expected regression came to fruition in a number of regards, but with his quality stuff and ability to induce soft contact, there's no reason to be too concerned about Arrieta moving forward.

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DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-10-03BAL@TBR0009.0010000001.041111000001 
2012-09-24BALTOR00018.0010000002.0103441100004 
2012-09-22BAL@BOS0009.0010000102.092220100002 
2012-09-18BAL@SEA0000.0010000003.1110000100004 
2012-09-14BAL@OAK0000.0010000002.061000000005 
2012-09-09BALNYY0009.0010000003.0133331111104 
2012-07-05BAL@LAA10014.7311000003.219566030000331
2012-06-29BALCLE10012.2711000003.221855120000223
2012-06-24BALWSN1001.5011000006.024511011100566
2012-06-18BAL@NYM1015.1411000007.027644110000454
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2012-06-08BALPHI10120.2511000004.024119920010058
2012-06-03BAL@TBR1017.7111000004.220244040010347
2012-05-29BAL@TOR10112.4611000004.123676030000532
2012-05-23BALBOS1016.3511000005.226844130000236
2012-05-18BAL@WSN1001.2911000007.026611110000968
2012-05-13BALTBR10117.1811000003.2231077020010623
2012-05-08BALTEX1018.5311000006.129966310000325
2012-05-02BAL@NYY1100.0011000008.028500000000987
2012-04-27BALOAK1016.3511000005.222444220000341
2012-04-21BAL@LAA10110.3811000004.122655030010538
2012-04-16BAL@CHW1002.7011000006.228742111000753
2012-04-11BALNYY1005.4011000006.227544110100555
2012-04-06BALMIN1100.0011000007.024200020000478