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49 Jake Arrieta SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/225 | Birthdate: 3/6/1986 | Birthplace: Farmington, MO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Texas Christian | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $516,500 | Owned/Started%: 89/59 | Average Draft Position: 286.73
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Cubs tender eight arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Cubs tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline. Those players included: Pitchers Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta, outfielder Chris Coghlan,  third baseman Luis Valbuena, reliever Pedro Strop, outfielder Justin Ruggiano, pitcher Felix Doubront and catcher Welington Castillo.

Report: Cubs to tender offers to 10 arbitration-eligible players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Cubs are expected to tender offers to the 10 arbitration-eligible players on their roster by Tuesday's deadline, according to MLB.com. The 10 players are Travis WoodJake ArrietaJohn BakerWelington CastilloChris CoghlanFelix DoubrontJustin RuggianoPedro StropLuis Valbuena and Wesley Wright.

Jake Arrieta turns in fantastic start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta turned in a fantastic start Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Arrieta allowed one unearned run on two hits over seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked one during the outing. Arrieta’s only run came on an error. With runners at first and third, the Cardinals attempted to steal second. Welington Castillo made a throwing error on the play, allowing Yadier Molina to score from third. Arrieta would get the next two batters out, so the run would not have scored if not for the error. 

With the win, Arrieta improved to 10-5.


Cubs juggle rotations plan for final week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Cubs have swapped two scheduled starters for next week's series against the Cardinals, with Kyle Hendricks now scheduled to pitch Tuesday and Jake Arrieta moving to Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

The change was made to give Hendricks one extra start before the end of the season, as he'll be lined up to pitch the season finale Sunday.


Jake Arrieta gives owners something to remember


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/17/2014) 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
(9/16/2014) 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
(9/9/2014) 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
(9/2/2014) 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
(8/28/2014) 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. 


Late homer only blemish as Jake Arrieta ends winless streak


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta dominated his former team Friday, in a 4-1 win over the Orioles.

Arrieta allowed just one run in seven innings of work, on a seventh inning solo home run by Nelson Cruz. That late blemish aside, the Orioles could hardly touch Arrieta, who allowed just four hits and a walk over his seven innings, while striking out five batters on 99 pitches in the win.

Arrieta brought a three-start winless streak to an end Friday, despite having allowed just two runs in his previous two outings. He has a 7-4 record and 2.53 ERA in 124 1/3 innings this season, heading into his start against the Reds Thursday. 


Cubs have no plans to shut down Jake Arrieta


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has logged 117 1/3 innings through 19 starts, which puts him two innings shy of matching his career-high at the major-league level. Though, Arrieta has surpassed 150 innings in the minors and combined to pass 170 innings in the majors and minors in 2010.

When asked if Arrieta was faced with an innings limit Monday, Cubs coach Rick Renteria was adamant about the team's ace finishing out the season.

"There’s no plan of shutting Jake down," Renteria said, per The Chicago Tribune. "We monitor everybody. I’ll be honest. I don’t know how that was construed as shutting him down.

"We’re not shutting down. We’re not looking to shut him down. We haven’t talked about shutting him down. I monitor everyone’s pitch counts. That’s just part of it."


Jake Arrieta has no win to show for seven scoreless innings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta tossed two-hit baseball over seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Mets and pitched well enough for the victory. But the bullpen could not hold a one-run lead after Arrieta left, costing him a win.

Arrieta allowed a single to Lucas Duda leading off the second inning and a single to Ruben Tejada leading off the third. He also walked two batters and struck out nine, while lowering his ERA to 2.61.

Arrieta is winless in his last three starts (0-2), but he's allowed a total of two earned runs in his last two starts. He's slated to be back on the hill Friday against the Orioles.


Cubs push back pitchers a day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) The Cubs will call up Dan Straily for Saturday's start, pushing back their pitchers a day. 

That means Jake Arrieta will move to Sunday, and Kyle Hendricks will throw Monday. It's just a spot start for Straily, so the team's rotation should return to normal following Saturday's game. 


Jake Arrieta takes loss in quality start vs. Brewers Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was saddled with a loss Monday, giving up just two earned runs on five hits and one walk in 7 1/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Brewers.

Arrieta (6-4) was hammered to the tune of nine runs in his last start, but he got back on track Monday despite the loss. He allowed a second-inning solo home run before giving up the decisive run on a seventh-inning double. Arrieta has delivered quality starts in 11 of his last 12 turns, and he owns a 2.77 ERA and 113:29 K:BB ratio in 110 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Saturday.


Jake Arrieta's rocky start no big deal


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/7/2014) After rising from obscurity to become a Fantasy mainstay thanks to a 1.72 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings in his previous 10 starts, Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta fell flat on his face Wednesday at Colorado, allowing nine earned runs on 13 hits in five innings.

And while it's hardly uncommon for an ace-caliber pitcher to struggle at Coors Field, that's of little consolation to Fantasy owners when it happens to one of theirs -- especially one who, again, rose from obscurity (which would presumably increase his chances of returning there).

But Arrieta strikes me as a pitcher who's especially susceptible to the Coors effect just because he relies so much on breaking balls. Granted, throwing his slider and curveball a combined 50 percent of the time (or close to it) has been a big reason for his success this season, but breaking balls don't break the same way a mile above sea level. He basically said as much after the game:

"They took advantage of some kind of breaking, spinning stuff over the middle of the plate, just stuff that didn't have enough bite to it."

Case closed, right?


Jake Arrieta blasted for nine runs in loss vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was clobbered in Wednesday's loss, surrendering nine earned runs on 13 hits in five-plus innings and striking out three in his team's 13-4 defeat against the Rockies.

Arrieta (6-3) turned in three scoreless innings, but the Rockies were able to tie the game with a three-run fourth. He took a lead into the bottom of the sixth when things got crazy, with the Rockies stringing together seven straight hits to lead off the inning and chase Arrieta from the game. He owns a 2.80 ERA and 109:28 K:BB ratio in 103 innings. Arrieta is scheduled to face the Brewers Monday.


Jake Arrieta cruises past Colorado


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta bounced back with a gem Thursday afternoon at home against the Rockies, improving to 6-2 on the year. He limited his opposition to only one run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 3-1 victory.

Arrieta has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last six starts. He owns a 2.11 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 16 starts (98 innings). He'll get another chance to dominate the Rockies -- this time in Colorado on Wednesday.

Jake Arrieta tosses quality start despite no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta wasn't a factor into the decision Saturday afternoon at home against the Cardinals. The right-hander was charged with two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings of a 6-3 defeat.

Over his last five starts covering 34 innings, Arrieta has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 2.18 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 15 starts (91 innings). His next start will come Thursday at home against Colorado.

Jake Arrieta Ks eight in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta turned in another quality start but was pegged with the loss Sunday against the Diamondbacks in Arizona, dropping to 5-2 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 defeat.

Over his last nine starts covering 59 2/3 innings, Arrieta has allowed only 11 earned runs. He owns a 2.12 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 14 starts (85 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at home against St. Louis.

Cubs still being cautious with Jake Arrieta


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The Cubs are still being cautious with pitcher Jake Arrieta, according to MLB.com.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said the team gave Arrieta the third start following the All-Star break in order to give him some extra rest. Arrieta got a late start to the season due to shoulder woes, and the team is likely just being cautious with him. 

Over 78 1/3 innings, Arrieta has posted a 1.95 ERA. 


Cubs set rotation for first series after All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Cubs announced starting pitcher Edwin Jackson will be on the hill for the team's second-half opener Friday at Arizona. He will be followed by Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta in the three-game series.

The Cubs have yet to make a decision on who will occupy the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation, according to Daily Herald.


Jake Arrieta tossed quality start against Braves


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta picked up a quality start Friday against the Braves.

Arrieta gave up three runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings. Arrieta allowed three walks and struck out six during the outing. Arrieta first ran into trouble in the fourth inning. After putting the first two men on board to open the frame, Arrieta induced two groundouts, which allowed both runs to score. 

Arrieta also gave up an additional run in the sixth inning, when Freeman doubled in a run. Arrieta was set to win the game, but Hector Rondon wound up blowing the save. Arrieta’s next start will come some time after the All-Star break. 


Jake Arrieta sharp in no-decision


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Cubs starter Jake Arrieta allowed one run over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Nationals. Arrieta struck out five, walked three and scattered four hits. He's allowed five earned runs over his last seven starts.

Now boasting a 1.78 ERA, Arrieta will face the Braves at home Friday.


Jake Arrieta loses no-hit bid in eighth inning vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta picked up a win Monday, losing a no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth inning of his team's 2-0 victory over the Red Sox.

Arrieta (5-1) took a perfect game into the seventh inning of his last start, and he came closer to history Monday, giving up a single in the eighth before being removed with 120 pitches on his arm. He finished with one hit and one walk in 7 2/3 scoreless innings as well as 10 strikeouts. Arrieta owns a 1.81 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 74:16 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. He'll face the Nationals Sunday.


Jake Arrieta chases perfect game in win vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving up a hit in his team's 7-3 victory over the Reds.

Arrieta (4-1) wound up surrendering two earned runs in the top of the seventh inning after giving up a leadoff single to Billy Hamilton to spoil his bid at perfection. He struck out nine and walked none while tossing 94 pitches. Arrieta has surrendered just one earned run in 27 innings over his last four starts while striking out 36 batters and walking only two. His blazing-hot streak gives him a 2.05 ERA and 64:15 K:BB ratio in 57 innings. Arrieta will try to keep it going Monday in Boston.