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89 Tanner Houck SP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
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38%18%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
180212.5234

Player Updates

July 26, 2021 09:48 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Remains in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck will remain in the Red Sox rotation and make his next start Wednesday against the Blue Jays in Boston, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.

At least for one more week, manager Alex Cora will stick with a six-man rotation that includes the rookie, who returned from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his third start of the season July 22. Though a mid-game rain shower resulted in Houck getting pulled after 4.2 innings, he kept the Yankees bats quiet during his time on the mound, allowing just one unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight. Over 18 frames with the big club on the season, Houck owns a 2.50 ERA (1.98 FIP) and an impressive 22.6 K-BB%. The 25-year-old may have a tough time continuing to produce at that level, but even if some regression sets in, he could be an upgrade over Garrett Richards and Martin Perez at the back end of Boston's rotation.

July 23, 2021 11:56 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Start shortened by rain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.

Houck mowed through the Yankees' lineup with little problem, racking up 19 called strikes and 10 swinging strikes across 87 total pitches. His outing was interrupted by a rain delay, though it's not clear how much deeper into the game he would have been allowed to work given his pitch count. The outing was also Houck's longest of the season, and he could ultimately take the place of either Garrett Richards or Martin Perez in the rotation before season's end.

July 21, 2021 11:36 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck will start Thursday's game against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Houck was initially slated to start Wednesday's series finale against the Blue Jays, but Garrett Richards will now take the mound after Tuesday's contest was postponed. However, the young right-hander will make his third big-league start of the year Thursday. Across four appearances (two starts) this season, he's posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 13.1 innings.

July 20, 2021 08:48 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Won't start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck won't start Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

The young righty was expected to start Wednesday's series finale, but Garrett Richards will instead take the mound after Tuesday's contest was postponed. Houck should start again at some point for the Red Sox this season, though for now it appears he'll continue working out of the bullpen.

July 16, 2021 10:48 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Earns three-inning save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck earned a save in Friday's 4-0 win over the Yankees, pitching three scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and a walk while striking out three.

The right-hander dealt with a sore right flexor muscle at Triple-A Worcester for a month, but he worked as a starter prior to his call-up. Houck previously made three appearances (two starts) with the Red Sox in April, but it's expected he'll take on a versatile role while with the big club. The 25-year-old is tentatively scheduled to start Wednesday versus the Blue Jays. He has a 3.38 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB across 13.1 major-league innings this year.

July 15, 2021 04:36 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Likely to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck will likely start Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Manager Alex Cora said that Houck will be available out of the bullpen for the team's current series against the Yankees, but he'll likely start on the road Wednesday. He'll likely return to the bullpen after the start as the Red Sox plan to utilize him in a versatile role, but the right-hander's availability as a starter certainly boosts his fantasy value going forward.

July 15, 2021 10:44 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Recalled by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck was called up by Boston on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Houck has made five starts and one relief appearance for the Red Sox across last year and the early part of this season, cruising to a 1.98 ERA and a 30.6 percent strikeout rate over 27.1 innings of work. He missed over a month with elbow issues but has been back with Triple-A Worcester since mid-June, though his 5.14 ERA in six starts (none of which have lasted more than four innings) at that level is less than impressive. It's unclear what exactly Houck's role will be during his time with the team, as the Red Sox don't have an obvious hole in their rotation. He could be used as part of a six-man rotation or could pitch in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen.

July 7, 2021 08:56 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Could have role after break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox plan to use Houck in an undefined role after the All-Star break, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Houck has been starting at Triple-A Worcester and could be used as a spot starter in the second half of July after working his way back from flexor muscle tightness. "He feels good. Everything went well in the last [start]," manager Alex Cora said. "As you guys know, he's going to be part of this at one point. How soon, we don't know yet but he's important for us and he will contribute." Since returning from the injury, Houck has a 3.07 ERA with 19 strikeouts and three walks over 14.2 innings for the WooSox.

June 19, 2021 12:48 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Feels good after start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (elbow) checked out fine after his start for Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Houck was only expected to throw two innings Thursday, but he wound up throwing 45 pitches across three scoreless innings. He allowed no hits and a walk while striking out six. The right-hander will continue to be monitored in the coming days, but he should continue to ramp up his workload going forward.

June 16, 2021 08:04 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Will return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (elbow) will throw an abbreviated two-inning start Thursday for Triple-A Worcester.

Houck is recovering from a flexor injury in his right arm, and his return is notable for a team that lacks starting depth in the upper minors. The right-hander has pitched in the majors, going 3-2 with a 1.98 ERA over six appearances in 2020 and 2021.

June 13, 2021 03:48 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Set to face batters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (elbow) recently got up and down during a bullpen session and will face hitters next, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Manager Alex Cora was pleased that Houck responded well to getting up and down during the bullpen session and has sketched out the next steps for the right-hander. Next up is facing batters followed by game action. Houck has not pitched in a game since May 4.

June 1, 2021 04:52 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Throws off mound Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Houck has been dealing with a sore flexor muscle since early May, and Tuesday's throwing session marked the first time that he had thrown off a mound since he suffered the injury. The right-hander only threw fastballs during his bullpen session, but it was encouraging to see him make some progress in his recovery.

May 23, 2021 06:20 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Restarts throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox pitching coach Dave Bush said Sunday that Houck (elbow) was cleared to resume his throwing program at Triple-A Worcester, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Houck, who is recovering from a sore right flexor muscle, is limited to throwing off flat ground for the time being, but Bush doesn't expect the 24-year-old to require much time to build back up for starting duty. Before being shut down with the injury earlier this month, Houck was viewed as the next man up to join the Boston rotation if the big club required another starter at any point.

May 20, 2021 04:52 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Begins throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (arm) has started his throwing program, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Houck has been dealing with a sore flexor muscle recently, but the injury was considered minor. It's not yet clear how long Houck's throwing program will last before he's able to return to the mound for Triple-A Worcester.

May 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Getting treatment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (arm) is getting treatment for a sore flexor muscle, an injury the Red Sox feel is relatively minor, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Houck was forced out of his start Tuesday for Triple-A Worcester, but manager Alex Cora indicated the injury is not a long-term concern. "The training staff and everybody that I've talked to, they feel very comfortable that this is just something short-term," the manager said. Houck, who is considered Boston's top depth starter, has been shut down for an undetermined length of time.

May 9, 2021 10:28 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Dealing with sore flexor muscle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox announced Sunday that Houck has been temporarily shut down with a sore flexor muscle, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Houck picked up the injury in his first outing for Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, when he worked three innings in a loss to Buffalo. The Red Sox believe the injury is only a short-term concern for Houck, who would be the next man up for a spot in the big-league rotation if Boston loses one of its five starters.

April 18, 2021 08:52 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Returned to alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck was returned to the alternate training site after Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Houck was called up as the 27th man for Sunday's doubleheader and took the loss in the matinee against Chicago. Since the Red Sox don't have an opening in the starting rotation on a more permanent basis, Houck will now return to the team's alternate camp until a role opens up.

April 18, 2021 06:36 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Takes loss in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (0-2) allowed three runs on six hits and struck out two over 4.1 innings, taking the loss in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Houck was called up as the 27th man for the doubleheader and started the opener. He barely had time to settle in when Tim Anderson took the first pitch of the game out of the yard. Houck was serviceable after that and was victimized by some timely Chicago hitting. He's lost both of his starts but hasn't pitched poorly. Unfortunately, there are no openings in the rotation nor has any existing starter pitched himself out of a job. That means Houck is expected to head back to the alternate site.

April 18, 2021 10:04 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Called up for twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox recalled Houck from their alternate site ahead of Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Houck is slated to make his second start of the season in the first game of the twin bill, while Martin Perez takes the hill for Game 2. Boston is appointing Houck as its 27th man for the doubleheader, so he'll likely report back to the alternate site at the conclusion of Sunday's start.

April 17, 2021 09:52 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Tabbed for Sunday's matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck will be recalled from the alternate training site to start Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The 24-year-old was originally a candidate to start Saturday's contest, but Friday's postponement resulted in a shift in the pitching schedule. It figures to be a spot start for Houck, but a strong showing Sunday could go a long way toward him earning more starting chances later this season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/22vs NYYW 5-44.22028
07/16@ NYYW 4-013.01013
04/18vs CHWL 2-314.17302
04/06vs TBW 6-51.01002
04/03vs BALL 2-415.06218
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021BOS022.5053001118.0178510423
2020BOS300.5333000017.062111921
Total321.5406001135.023106211344
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021BOS015151.0000001.2461.1677410.50
2020BOS014121.2000001.1130.882638.47
Total029271.1000002.1891.0291379.51
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2017ASX-Lowell Spinners 22.110100030258213.671.312
2018AFA-Salem Red Sox119.0232307110111601104.241.429
2019AAX-Portland Sea Dogs 82.2171518608032864.271.435
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 25.016200012714193.241.320
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/230
Birthdate:
06/29/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Collinsville, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
0