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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%: 93/70 | Average Draft Position: 286.73
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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.


Jake Arrieta too promising not to add


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/19/2014) We've been down this road before with Jake Arrieta. As I pointed out on Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today, 2012 in particular stands out as a year when every good start had us thinking breakout. He finished that year with a 6.20 ERA.

I remember the way the discussion went back then. One day, you'd be hyping him to no end, and the next, you'd be recanting it all. It was exhausting and dare I say unnecessary. Since then, I've been careful to avoid the all-in/all-out mentality. Fantasy Baseball wasn't meant to be played that way.

So this time around, I'll make my take as transparent as I possibly can: I don't know that I can trust Arrieta for as many times as he's burned me already, but I don't think it matters. His stuff is plainly evident. His pedigree points to greatness. His last three starts -- in which he's allowed one earned run on 10 hits with 27 strikeouts to two walks in 20 innings -- reveal how good he could be. I'm not passing up my chance at that just so I can say "I told you so" later.

Maybe Justin Masterson or Wily Peralta or Mark Buehrle or whatever pitcher I'd have to drop for Arrieta ends up performing better than him in the long run. But would they be so good that I'd regret giving them up for the chance at something great? Probably not in mixed leagues.


Jake Arrieta making case to be added off Fantasy waivers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Like many Fantasy owners, I was initially hesitant to buy into Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta. I wasn't sure if this was the signs of a breakout run or just a hot streak, but as I wrote earlier this week in the Waiver Wire column, there might be something brewing here.

The difference for Arrieta this season has been the success of his secondary pitchers. Right-handed batters are hitting just .188 against Arrieta's slider and .118 against his curveball, while lefties are batting just .160 against his slider and .125 against his changeup, per BrooksBaseball.net. Up through 2013, righties were batting .216 against the slider and .234 against the curve, and lefties were hitting .232 against the slider and .288 against the changeup.

Arrieta's improvement with his secondary pitches has led to more swings and misses. He has a career-high strikeout rate (9.9 K/9) and also has a career-best swinging strike rate (9.3 percent, per FanGraphs.com). 

As my good friend Al Melchoir pointed out on the podcast Thursday morning, Arrieta was a pretty good prospect in the minors, so maybe we shouldn't be so shocked by his success. He's been pretty good since joining Chicago last summer, going 7-3 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 18 starts. Like many players before him, he might have just needed a change of scenery to kickstart his career.


Jake Arrieta strikes out career-high 11 batters in win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta struck out a career-best 11 batters, leading Chicago to a 6-1 win Wednesday at Miami. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits and one walk in seven innings.

Arrieta (3-1), who previously struck out a career-best nine batters five times, gave up a solo home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning, which tied the game at 1. He ran into a little more trouble in the second inning, putting two runners on base, but he struck out the side and kept the game tied at 1.

The game remained tied until Chicago broke it open with a four-run sixth inning, which sent Arrieta to a second straight win. He now has 20 strikeouts in his last two starts (14 innings) and lowered his ERA to 1.98.

He's expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Reds. Arrieta has a 0.56 ERA in three home starts.


Jake Arrieta Ks nine for win No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta continued to impress on Friday against the Phillies in Philadelphia, scattering two hits and one walk while striking out nine in seven shutout innings to improve to 2-1 on the year.

Arrieta has allowed one earned run or fewer in all but two of his first eight starts this season. He owns a 2.09 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 43 innings. Following the 2-1 win, he will make his next start Wednesday at Miami.

Jake Arrieta gives six shutout frames in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta twirled a gem on Sunday against the Marlins, but saw the bullpen lose the lead in the eighth inning, as he was forced to settle for a no-decision. The right-hander permitted three hits and no walks while striking out seven in six shutout frames.

Over his last two starts covering 10 2/3 innings, Arrieta has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 2.50 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP through seven starts (36 innings). He will aim for his second win of the season Friday at Philadelphia.

Jake Arrieta can't get through fifth in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta struggled with his command Tuesday, as he finished his outing against the Mets with more walks than strikeouts for the first time.

Arrieta tossed a season-high 105 pitches, but made it through just 4 2/3 innings, as he struggled with his command. He scattered seven hits and three walks while allowing just one run, and he also struck out two batters. He settled for the no-decision as the Cubs' bullpen went on to win, 2-1.

Arrieta topped 100 pitches for the first time Tuesday, as he has been worked in slowly since returning from the disabled list. He is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 innings of work heading into his next start, set for Sunday against the Marlins. 


Jake Arrieta struggles in first loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta finished six innings for the second straight start Tuesday, but wasn't quite as sharp this time around in a 4-0 loss to the Giants.

After tossed six one-run innings in his previous start, Arrieta was tagged for four runs Tuesday. He allowed those four runs on seven hits and a walk, though he did strike out six batters while matching his season high of 94 pitches.

Arrieta is now 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA in five starts since his season began. He will look to get back over .500 in his next outing, set for Tuesday against the Mets.


Jake Arrieta picks up first win of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta enjoyed a dominant start Thursday night against the Padres in San Diego, picking his first win of the season.

Arrieta (1-0) surrendered a solo home run to Seth Smith in the opening frame for his only damage of the night. He yielded one run on four hits and one walk while striking out seven in six innings of a 5-1 win. He tossed 94 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Over his last two starts covering 10 innings, Arrieta has allowed only two earned runs. He will make his next start Tuesday at San Francisco.

Cubs announce minor rotation change for next week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) The Cubs are adjusting their schedule for the upcoming turn in order to keep Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija on a five-day schedule.

With Monday's off day, the Cubs are moving Jake Arrieta back to Thursday's game against the Padres, in order to give him extra time to work on his mechanics, according to MLB.com. The move also allows Hammel and Samardzija to remain on schedule, as they will not pitch Tuesday and Wednesday against the Yankees, respectively.


Jake Arrieta can't pitch efficiently in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta struggled with his control Tuesday, in a 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Cardinals.

Arrieta lasted just four innings for the second start in a row, as he struggled with keeping his pitch count down. He allowed just one run, but was chased from the game after four hits and five walks, though he also struck out five batters as well.

Arrieta settled for the no-decision despite his struggles, and remains without a decision in three starts. He carries a 2.70 ERA into his next start, set for Sunday against the Brewers.