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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: 6 | Salary: $516,500 | Owned/Started%: 97/90 | Average Draft Position: 49.92
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One bad inning sinks Cubs starter Jake Arrieta Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/14/2015) Cubs starter Jake Arrieta (1-1) yielded three earned runs on seven hits and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings of works on Tuesday against the Reds and was saddled with the loss.

Arrieta's only trouble came in the fourth inning when he allowed RBI singles to Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Marlon Byrd.

Arrieta's next start is Monday in Pittsburgh.

Cubs' Arrieta tosses seven scoreless innings in win vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta allowed just three hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out seven in his team's 2-0 win over the Cardinals Wednesday.

Arrieta conquered a rough first inning and seemed to respond to a pep talk from catcher Miguel Montero, MLB.com reports.

"I know he’s a guy who you can go a little bit hard on him and he can take it and he’ll get better," Montero said. "Some guys you have to go softer because you don’t want to hurt his feelings. I went to the mound, I know he can take it and I let him know what I think. It did help, because he agreed with what I said."

Arrieta continued his career dominance of the Cardinals, as he entered Wednesday's game with an 0.92 ERA in five career starts against the team. He was initially slated to pitch Tuesday, but inclement weather pushed his schedule back one day and caused the team to juggle its rotation for the rest of the week. Arrieta will square off against the Reds in Chicago Tuesday.


Cubs push Arrieta to Wednesday following Tuesday's postponement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, got pushed back to Wednesday against St. Louis due to Tuesday's postponement. He'll face Lance Lynn, according to ESPN.

Meanwhile, Jason Hammel was pushed back from Wednesday to Saturday. Travis Wood will take the mound on Friday in Colorado, followed by Hammel and Kyle Hendricks to round off Chicago's weekend series against the Rockies.


Cubs, Cardinals postponed Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Cardinals has been postponed due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills throughout the evening, the Cubs announced.

A makeup date for Tuesday's postponement has yet to be scheduled, but it is likely to come in July or September rather than this week. Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn were the scheduled starters for Tuesday's matchup.

Lynn has been named the starter for Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs. The Cardinals will keep the rotation in line moving forward, with John Lackey, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez on tap to face the Reds this weekend. Adam Wainwright is now scheduled to take the mound for the team's home opener Monday against the Brewers.


Cubs' Jake Arrieta has dominated Cardinals in past


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta has posted a 0.92 ERA in five career starts against the Cardinals, his opponent Tuesday. It's the lowest ERA delivered by any pitcher against the Cardinals with at least five career starts against the team, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Cardinals took Game 1 of the series Sunday with a 3-0 win, but the Cubs will look to parlay Arrieta's dominance of the Cardinals into a series-evening victory Tuesday. The Cubs are favorites (-110) to beat the Cardinals and Lance Lynn Tuesday night.


Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta does it all in start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta tossed five strike outs over four scoreless innings of work Saturday. Arrieta also added a three-run home run and an RBI double to help his own cause, something he simply called a good work day, reports MLB.com.

"i like it," Arrieta said. "I think it allows us to put a little speed behind me. I feel I can handle the bat well. Depending on the situation, I feel I can put a bunt down efficiently."

Arrieta feels comfortable with the bat in his hand, partially why manager Joe Maddon is considering batting the pitcher eighth in the order.

"It is the pitcher, and it seems like a break in the lineup, but we feel we can do some damage there and help us out," Arrieta said.


Cubs' Jake Arrieta changing diet, workout routine


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta revamped his offseason program, and he hopes the changes will pay off this season. 

Arrieta cut back on weight training in favor of Pilates. He does the yoga workouts six days a week, which will improve his range of motion and stamina. 

"A lot of guys are starting to get way from trying to jerk these heavy weights and throw all these heavy weights around," Arrieta said, per the Baltimore Sun. "Building strength is very important, but there are many ways to do that. That's why I got into Pilates because I can reduce the stress and impact in my joints while still being able to increase strength and flexibility, and it's going to pay dividends."

Arrieta also cut back on red meat and added a high concentration of fruits and vegetables, including kale juice. 

"The first thing you have to do is understand the nutrients your body needs," Arrieta said. "The best way to get those sources of nutrition is from vegetables, nuts, beans and things that aren't processed."

Arrieta has a 2-1 record with a 5.40 ERA this spring.


Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta struggles in outing Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta went four innings Wednesday, giving up five runs on seven hits with two walks against the Dodgers. Despite his early struggles, Arrieta settled down and finished with five strikeouts.

"I just got into a couple situations there, a couple at-bats where I got behind in the count and served something up that was a little too hittable," Arrieta said to MLB.com. "They were able to get the ball in the air and strung some hits together."

He will use the next few days to work on his control.

"I just need to be a little more precise with things earlier in counts so I'm not in hitter-friendly counts in big situations, and moving forward, that's something I'll put emphasis on," Arrieta said.


Report: Cubs P Jake Arrieta encouraged by recent start


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta is working his way back to the mound. He is encouraged by his progress up to this point.

"That was one of the points of emphasis going in," Arrieta said of his efficient outing. "Establish the fastball, sinker, moving in to righties especially. I threw some good breaking balls and stayed away from the changeup today to focus primarily on the cutter and the curveball, and they were both good."

Arrieta's repertoire of pitches forces batters to keep guessing. The Cubs plan on him being one of their three starters. He feels the same way.

"I was able to use [the curve] early in the count for early strikes and to set up a couple counts later in the game, third, fourth inning," he said. "I think I got one, maybe three on swings and misses. That's what I was looking for today, and just keeping the fastball down in the zone, and both of those areas were pretty crisp."


Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta struggles in spring training debut


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta didn't produce the spring training start he wanted to Sunday against the Rangers.

He gave up one hit, a home run, and three walks in two innings of work.

"Even now, I expect results. I punished myself a little bit running just because of the walks. It's just something I do to get better," Arrieta said to MLB.com.

Manager Joe Maddon has seen what Arrieta can do and knows he has a high level of play in him.

"The big thing with him was you'd hit those spurts when you couldn't touch him and then things would blow up, like maybe the fourth or fifth inning, but the stuff was always electric," Maddon said.


Cubs, SP Jake Arrieta agree to terms on $3.63 million deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Cubs and starter Jake Arrieta have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.63 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Friday. He made $500,000 last season.

Arrieta went 10-5 with a career-best 2.53 ERA through 25 starts in 2014. He registered a 0.989 WHIP and 167:41 K:BB ratio over 156 2/3 innings of work. He has a career 4.48 ERA through five seasons in the majors.


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.