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Johnny Cueto
Birthdate: 2/15/1986 (31 y, 1 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-10/215     Position: P
Contract: $130M / 6 Years (2016 - 2021) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Cueto made his spring training debut Saturday, giving up one run on three hits in his two innings of work while striking out one in a win over the Reds. (3/12/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The expectations of a massive new contract were no match for Cueto in 2016. After inking a six-year, $130 million deal, he promptly went out and put up another brilliant season. His 2.79 ERA was only fourth-best of his career, but it was still good for the league's fifth-best mark on the season, just behind teammate Madison Bumgarner (2.74). His skills perennially support his performance with a strikeout rate that ranges from average to just above, exemplary walk and home run rates, and more ground balls than fly balls every year since his rookie season. After so many successful seasons in the difficult Great American Ballpark, it was hard not to be excited by the prospect of Cueto in a pitcher-friendly home, and of course, he did not disappoint, but this also bodes well for his future. He has shown no holes in his game the last six seasons save an injury in 2013 and a brief spell with Kansas City in 2015 (9.57 ERA in a five-start run) that elevated his ERA north of 3.00 for the first time since 2010, and he's in the perfect park to facilitate another couple years at or very near this level. His innings counts also make him more of a strikeout asset than you might think. He has just the 19th highest strikeout rate (23%) since 2014, but the seventh-most total strikeouts (616).(Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Cueto is a bona fide ace. He is one of just 12 pitchers with at least four 200+ IP seasons in the last five years. In that span, his 2.80 ERA is second to only Clayton Kershaw and he's sixth in WHIP at 1.08. Cueto has proven adept at contact management with the sixth-highest Soft-contact rate yielding the seventh-lowest BABIP. He has stranded runners well throughout his career (77%) and has been especially strong since 2012 at 78%, good for third in the league behind Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

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DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
Total- - -- - -331992.78333320000217.0888205736715495121317058
DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-09-20CIN@CHC1100.0011000006.026500041000258
2012-07-17CINARI1100.0011000006.026400040000361
2012-06-28CIN@SFG1013.0011000006.025632040100348
2012-05-30CIN@PIT1012.5711000007.030522042000561
2012-08-23CIN@PHI1003.6011000005.023522030101450
2012-09-15CIN@MIA10112.4611000004.123966120000220
2012-08-12CIN@CHC1100.0011000008.028300020000379
2012-07-28CIN@COL1106.0011000006.0281054020000338
2012-07-08CIN@SDP1103.1811000005.227722020200553
2012-05-25CINCOL1019.6411000004.2251155120000322
2012-05-20CIN@NYY1102.5711000007.029822120000553
2012-05-15CIN@ATL10111.2511000004.021865121000220
2012-04-22CIN@CHC1101.4211000006.130521020201763
2012-04-17CIN@STL1001.2911000007.031711120100558
2012-04-05CINMIA1100.0011000007.025300020000474
2012-09-30CIN@PIT1001.2911000007.029631110000657
2012-09-09CINHOU1019.0011000004.021944110000630
2012-08-28CIN@ARI1102.5711000007.026422010010569
2012-08-02CINSDP1104.9111000007.130844210000949
DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-07-22CINMIL1101.2911000007.030811011000968
2012-06-23CINMIN1100.0011000007.025300010100981
2012-06-17CIN@NYM1101.2911000007.027611010000871
2012-06-06CINPIT1103.5211000007.229633010100667
2012-05-09CIN@MIL1000.0011000007.026500010000573
2012-04-28CINHOU1100.0011000007.026500010100371
2012-09-25CINMIL1102.5711000007.024522100000563
2012-09-03CINPHI1015.1411000007.029844200000545
2012-08-18CINCHC1102.2511000008.028322100100876
2012-08-07CIN@MIL1013.8611000007.027633100000962
2012-07-03CIN@LAD1013.8611000007.028733000001764
2012-06-12CINCLE1101.0011100009.032611000000784
2012-05-04CIN@PIT1101.0011100009.032711000000479
2012-04-11CINSTL1005.4011000005.022733100100342