Johnny Cueto

#47 SP / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 10YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 220 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Giants' Johnny Cueto: Opts to stay with Giants
      By RotoWire Staff

      According to his agent Bryce Dixon, Cueto will not opt out of the final four years of his contract with the Giants, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports. After a lackluster 2017 season in which he posted a 4.52 ERA -- his highest ERA total since his rookie season with the Reds -- Cueto has decided to lock in the final four years of his contract with the Giants as opposed to testing the open market. The 31-year-old is owed $84 million over the remainder of his contract and will head into the 2018 season with his sights set on returning to his pre-2017 form.

    • Cueto allowed four runs on 12 hits across five innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday. He struck out two and walked none. Cueto was touched up for two runs on five hits in the first inning before allowing a solo home run to Hunter Renfroe in the third. He labored through the fourth inning, when he allowed another run, and was pulled with 93 pitches under his belt after the fifth. So concludes a disappointing season for Cueto, who finishes with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP through 147 innings. The veteran has an opt-out clause in his contract for 2017, but he seems unlikely to command as much money at this point if he did indeed sign with another club.

    • Giants' Johnny Cueto: Evens record at 8-8
      By RotoWire Staff

      Cueto (8-8) picked up the win Monday after firing six innings of two-run ball with five hits, two walks and eight strikeouts in a 9-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. Cueto wasn't a lock for a strong outing against a potent Arizona lineup following his up-and-down 2017 campaign, but he proved to be up to the task and rewarded fantasy owners with his second consecutive quality start. The 31-year-old appears to have regained his dominant stuff, striking out 29 batters over his last four outings (21.2 innings). Cueto will look to finish his season on a strong note in a favorable matchup against the Padres on Sunday.

    • Giants' Johnny Cueto: Bounces back Tuesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Cueto held the Rockies to two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings Tuesday. He walked four and struck out six while receiving a no-decision in a 4-3 walkoff win. Cueto danced around trouble all night, needing three double plays to escape with his first quality start in September. The 31-year-old issued four walks for the second straight outing, but he was far more efficient this time around, throwing 71 of his 105 pitches for strikes. This was a rare bright spot in a season filled with disappointment, so fantasy owners should tread lightly in Cueto's next start on the road against a dangerous Arizona lineup Monday.

    • Cueto (7-8) lasted just 3.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out eight. He also hit a batter. After a pair of positive outings in a row -- including a high-degree-of-difficulty performance at Coors Field -- Cueto stumbled yet again, as he has so often this year. The veteran righty, long one of the game's most reliable arms, has seen everything go wrong this year, with his ERA (4.58) and WHIP (1.41) both at their worst levels since his rookie campaign of 2008. Assuming the Giants stay on schedule, Cueto won't start again until next Tuesday at home against Colorado, thanks to a couple off days.

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