|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||10.00||14.00||0.00||4.43||1.46||162.00||95.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 6.0||1||0|| 1.50||0||1||8|
|vs LHB|| 23.1||0||0|| 5.01||0||7||27|
|vs RHB|| 17.1||0||0|| 5.71||0||12||17|
|05/21/2013||Ubaldo Jimenez, SP CLE||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Chad Gaudin, RP SF
|05/21/2013||Brian McCann, C ATL||Ubaldo Jimenez, SP CLE|
|05/21/2013||Donald Lutz, LF CIN|
Marcell Ozuna, RF MIA
James Russell, RP CHC
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF NYY|
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP CLE
Justin Smoak, 1B SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Ubaldo Jimenez might be on to something|
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(5/21/13) Fantasy owners are starting to trust Ubaldo Jimenez once again, as he has reeled off four straight starts in which he's allowed no more than two earned runs on the way to a 1.90 ERA over that span. Three straight games for the Indians with eight or more strikeouts have just deepened the intrigue.
Jimenez is still not getting swings and misses like he did earlier in his career, but he is getting more called strikes, especially on his slider. Perhaps it's not a coincidence that, according to FanGraphs.com, Jimenez is getting first pitch strikes at his highest rate in three seasons, and he's throwing his slider more often on first pitches, per BrooksBaseball.net.
It's still a short-term trend, so Fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock in it, and hitters could always make adjustments. Especially since Jimenez isn't going deep into games consistently, I wouldn't feel safe starting him in standard mixed leagues yet, but it's worth seeing how he fares in his next couple of starts.
|Ubaldo Jimenez Ks seven in ND|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez enjoyed another solid performance but settled for a no-decision Friday night against the Mariners.
Jimenez, who made his eighth start of the season, served up a solo home run to Kendrys Morales in the fourth. The right-hander was charged with two runs and seven hits over five innings of work. He struck out seven and walked two in a 6-3 victory in extras.
Jimenez has struck out at least seven in each of his last four starts. He has allowed five runs over 23 2/3 innings over that span. The 29-year-old is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against the Tigers. He allowed one run and three hits over six innings of work in his previous meeting against Detroit on May 11.
|Ubaldo Jimenez too big a risk?|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) In his last three starts, Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has given up just three earned runs and has secured victories in all three outings. His recent success has made Jimenez a regular on the most added list, but should that be enough to earn your Fantasy faith?
Al Melchior said on Thursday’s episode of Fantasy Baseball Today that he is selling a total Jimenez turnaround, citing his last three seasons as too perplexing to buy into. Melchior said he’d rather have Scott Kazmir, but Nando Di Fino disagreed, saying he’d take Jimenez because they provide a similar level of risk.
|Ubaldo Jimenez continues turnaround|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (3-2) outdueled Tigers ace Justin Verlander and pushed his winning streak to three games during a 7-6 victory over Detroit on Saturday night. He surrendered just one run on a solo Jhonny Peralta homer in the third inning and two other hits over six innings for his third win.
Jimenez's previous three-start winning streak was in July 2011, less than a month before the trade to Cleveland. He walked only one batter and struck out eight for the second straight game.
"I think it's all about my mechanics," the right-hander said. "I think the last three games I've been able to repeat my mechanics with every pitch."
Jimenez is projected to take the hill again Friday against Seattle. He holds a 12.34 ERA and 1-2 record in three starts at home this season.
|Ubaldo Jimenez earns second-straight win|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez pitched well Monday in his start at home against the Athletics. He would have had an outstanding performance if it wasn't for Yoenis Cespedes.
The Cuban outfielder hit a solo shot off Jimenez in the fourth inning and drove in another run in the sixth to account for both his earned runs. Jimenez allowed four hits, three walks and struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings and 101 pitches.
Jimenez (2-2) has given up two runs over his last two outings spanning 12 2/3 innings, with 12 Ksand a 2-0 record.
Jimenez next starts Saturday at Detroit.
|If there was an award for most maddening starter in baseball, Ubaldo Jimenez would probably win it over Francsico Liriano. By a hair. A former All-Star, Jimenez saw his ERA balloon to 5.40 in 2012, after a 4.68 ERA in 2011. The only reason this is all such a concern is because Jimenez dazzled in 2010, with a 2.88 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. And Jimenez compiled a 3.72 ERA in the two seasons before that. But, instead of just being able to write 2010 off as an aberration, Jimenez turns out brilliant stretches and games, giving Fantasy players a jab in the ribs, asking if we remember him. He had a six-game stretch with a 3.20 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings right before the All-Star Game. He pitched 11 games this season in which he allowed fewer than two runs. And then essentially every other start is a disaster. The only reason we have any faith in Jimenez putting up any kind of remotely good stats in 2013? Terry Francona is his new coach and he may be able to get through to Jimenez and right whatever went wrong these past two years. It's not enough to chase Jimenez in drafts, but, at this point, there can't be many Fantasy owners with his name highlighted on draft sheets. (Updated 12/5/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||DET||7:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/23/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/24/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/25/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/26/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Felix Doubront|
|5/27/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|5/28/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|
= probable start