|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||9.00||13.00||0.00||4.24||1.39||140.00||76.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati|| 20.0||2||1|| 3.60||0||5||30|
|vs LHB|| 67.1||0||0|| 2.27||0||22||80|
|vs RHB|| 82.1||0||0|| 2.95||0||18||77|
|09/17/2014||Jake Arrieta, SP CHC||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM|
Nathan Eovaldi, SP MIA
|09/16/2014||Jake Arrieta, SP CHC|
Jon Lester, SP OAK
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
|Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Buster Posey, C SF
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
|09/15/2014||Yusmeiro Petit, RP SF||Jake Arrieta, SP CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jake Arrieta gives owners something to remember |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12:32 pm ET) Just in case you were beginning to have some doubts about Jake Arrieta, noticing that he hasn't been quite as dominant in recent weeks with a 3-4 record, 3.67 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 starts since his breakthrough June, he made sure that line of thinking wouldn't haunt you in the offseason, regardless of how his final two starts go, with his performance Tuesday night.
Not only did he record his first complete game and shutout, but he threw a one-hitter, setting a career high with 13 strikeouts. It was a start even better than any of those he had in June, and he did against the same Reds team that beat him up for six earned runs in four inning back on Aug. 28 -- one of two ugly starts that served to inflate his ERA during that 12-start stretch.
The 28-year-old right-hander has maintained his velocity throughout and, apart from a trio of three-walk games at the beginning of July, hasn't encountered any of his past control issues. And for all his strikeouts, he has one of the lowest home run rates in the majors, making him the best of both worlds as far as quality pitchers -- a groundballer who won't give up a bunch of cheap singles pitching to contact.
In other words, he checks off every box on the list.
The one exception, of course, is durability. Until he goes 200 innings, you have reason to wonder if he can. But once all the established aces go off the board, Arrieta will rank as high as any pitcher in 2015. Top 25 seems like a lock.
|Jake Arrieta spins 13-strikeout gem in near no-hitter vs. Reds |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/14) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta lost a no-hitter in the eighth inning Tuesday, giving up just one hit and one walk in a complete-game shutout and striking out 13 in his team's 7-0 win over the Reds.
Arrieta (9-5) tossed 7 1/3 no-hit innings before Brandon Phillips broke through for a double in the eighth, but the starter was able to buckle down and strike out three of the final five batters he faced to preserve his first career complete game and shutout. Arrieta owns a 2.65 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 157:40 K:BB ratio in 149 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cardinals next Tuesday in what will likely be his final start of the season.
|Jake Arrieta strikes out five in no-decision vs. Blue Jays |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/9/14) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 9-2 defeat against the Blue Jays.
Arrieta allowed a run on a single in the fifth inning, and he was responsible for one of the runners on base in the seventh when Jose Bautista smacked a three-run double. He's mixed in excellent results with a couple of stinkers over the last few months and owns a 2.82 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 144:39 K:BB ratio in 140 2/3 innings. Arrieta is scheduled to face the Reds next Tuesday.
|Jake Arrieta wins one Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/2/14) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta picked up a win Tuesday against the Brewers.
Arrieta allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. Arrieta gave up his only run in the third inning. With one out, Arrieta gave up three straight singles, including a run-scoring hit. He settled in at that point, not giving up another hit until the sixth inning. While he put two men on during the inning, Arrieta was able to get out of it without surrendering any additional runs.
With the win, Arrieta improved to 8-5. He'll take on the Blue Jays in his next start.
|Jake Arrieta hit hard in fifth loss |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/28/14) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta struggled through one of his worst starts of the season Thursday, in a 7-2 loss to the Reds.
Arrieta, who had allowed two or fewer runs in five of his previous six starts, was tagged for six before being chased after four innings of work this time around. He allowed six hits and walked four batters, though he also struck out eight on 96 pitches in the loss.
Arrieta's ERA rose a quarter of a run with Thursday's outing, though it still stands at a very respectable 2.88 through 128 1/3 innings. He carries a 7-5 record into his next start, set for Tuesday against the Brewers.
|Dealt last July to the Cubs, a team whose best prospects aren't ready to contribute yet and whose best mainstays are seemingly on their way out the door, Jake Arrieta gets the second chance of a lifetime. The former top prospect has always had intriguing potential, but he had run out of chances in Baltimore, his ERA rising in each of the last three seasons as he was continually shuffled between the majors and minors. Given a steady rotation spot down the stretch for the Cubs, he was solid, compiling a 3.66 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with only one genuinely ugly start during that stretch. Of course, his strikeout-to-walk ratio wasn't nearly as good as it's been in the past, and ultimately, it's just nine starts. Arrieta had a 4.03 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in his first nine starts in 2011, and it was all downhill from there. At age 28, he may very well be a lost cause, but because the Cubs are willing to give him a chance and because it's gone well so far, he still deserves your attention in Fantasy, if only in NL-only leagues.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/17/14||CIN||8:05 pm||Daniel Corcino|
|9/18/14||LAD||8:05 pm||Zack Greinke|
|9/19/14||LAD||2:20 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|9/20/14||LAD||1:05 pm||Roberto Hernandez|
|9/21/14||LAD||2:20 pm||Dan Haren|
|9/22/14||STL||8:05 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|9/23/14||STL||8:05 pm||Shelby Miller|
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