Jake Arrieta

#49 SP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    Own
    96%
    Start
    90%
    SP Rank
    4

    Player Outlook

    Jake Arrieta broke out in 2014, yet he managed to take another huge step forward in 2015, catapulting himself into the top spot in Fantasy value among all pitchers. He led the majors in wins (22) and was second in quality starts (29), ERA (1.77) and WHIP (0.86). Arrieta did a great job of avoiding hits on balls in play (.248) and home runs (0.39 HR/9), but given that he was one of the leaders in soft contact rate, he just might be able to come close to those marks in 2016. Even with a slight dropoff, Arrieta needs to be drafted as one of the top five starting pitchers.

    Player News
    • Arrieta and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.7 million contract Friday night, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Arrieta will receive a salary bump in excess of $7 million after winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2015. He will have one more year of arbitration eligibility remaining, and will have a good chance to top his 2016 salary if he is anywhere near as dominant as he was a year ago. Arrieta will head the Cubs' rotation this season, making him the odds on favorite to take the ball Opening Day.

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    • Cubs' Jake Arrieta: Wins NL Cy Young Award
      By RotoWire Staff

      Arrieta was named the National League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke both had a case, but Arrieta walks away with his first career Cy Young award after finishing ninth in the NL vote in 2014. The honor is well deserved for Arrieta, who led the league in wins (22) and complete games (4), and finished second in innings pitched (229), ERA (1.77) and WHIP (0.86). Arrieta was also exceptional at keeping the ball in the yard, allowing just 10 homers thanks to a 22.8 percent flyball rate (third-lowest in NL).

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    • Cubs' Jake Arrieta: Will start Game 2 of NLCS
      By RotoWire Staff

      Arrieta will start Game 2 of the NLCS, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Arrieta was unusually average against the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLDS. Arguably the front-runner for the Cy Young award, the 29-year-old uncharacteristically gave up four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine batters in 5.2 innings. Still, Arrieta was able to pick up the win as the Cubs were able to hit six home runs in the contest. While it's unlikely he will get that type of run support again with either the Mets or Dodgers set to play Chicago in the NLDS, his incredible hot streak on the mound should make him a must play most nights.

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    • Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series for the Cubs, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Jake Arrieta will not get the opening nod Saturday against the winner of the Dodgers-Mets series. He will take the mound in Game 2 instead.

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    • Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta Will start Game 3 of NLDS
      By RotoWire Staff

      Arrieta will start Game 3 of NLDS, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports. After a masterful Wildcard performance, Arrieta will get a bit of time off until he has to pitch again. He will most likely face Michael Wacca in a pivotal Game 3 matchup on Monday.

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    Stats

    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2015 CHC 33 33 229.0 22 6 0 236 48 150 1.76 0.86
    2014 CHC 25 25 156.7 10 5 0 167 41 114 2.53 0.99
    TOTAL 136 130 795.3 56 38 0 717 272 666 3.70 1.17

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    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppWLSINNHAERABBIKWHIP
    10/02
    1 - - 6.0 2 0.33 0 7 0.33
    9/27
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    1 - - 7.0 1 0.37 0 9 0.14
    9/22
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    1 - - 9.0 3 0.43 1 11 0.44
    9/16
    - - - 8.0 6 0.55 1 5 0.88
    9/11
    1 - - 8.0 6 0.36 2 7 1.00
    9/05
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    1 - - 8.0 4 0.00 0 7 0.50
    8/30
    1 - - 9.0 0 0.00 1 12 0.11

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