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89 Tanner Houck RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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173000.53219

Player Updates

September 26, 2020 11:56 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Fans 10 in third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (3-0) allowed a run on three hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts over six innings in Saturday's win over Atlanta.

Houck turned in another good effort to close out his 2020 campaign. The only mistake he made was a solo home run -- the first Houck had given up in his career -- off the bat of Dansby Swanson. The 24-year-old righty struck out 21 and allowed just two runs (one earned) over 17 innings across his first three major-league starts. The 24th overall pick from the 2017 draft could be a factor in the Red Sox rotation in 2021.

September 21, 2020 08:56 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Remains dominant in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (2-0) allowed one unearned run on one hit and three walks while striking out four over six innings Sunday as he earned the win against the Yankees.

Houck carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning Sunday before he allowed the first extra-base hit of his career as Tyler Wade smacked a double with no outs in the top of the frame. Wade was brought in as an unearned run later in the inning, but Houck limited the damage otherwise. The 24-year-old has been electric in his first two major-league appearances as he's allowed zero earned runs over 11 innings. He'll likely take the mound once more to finish the regular season, and that start should come on the road Saturday against Atlanta.

September 16, 2020 07:00 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Shines in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck (1-0) earned the win Tuesday at Miami after allowing two hits and three walks while recording seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings.

The 24-year-old's major-league debut could hardly have gone much better, as he kept the Marlins off the board and didn't give up an extra-base hit. Houck is all but assured to receive another start after an impressive first outing, and he lines up to pitch Sunday against the Yankees.

September 15, 2020 06:32 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Called up ahead of debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck had his contract selected and was added to the 28-man roster by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The 24-year-old is set to make his major-league debut Tuesday in Miami, and he's now officially on the active roster. Houck won't face any limitations and is expected to throw about 100 pitches, depending on his effectiveness. The right-hander made his way to Triple-A last season and posted a 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 27:14 K:BB across 25 innings, though he mostly worked as a reliever.

September 14, 2020 03:12 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Big-league debut set for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck will make his big-league debut as Boston's starter Tuesday in Miami, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Houck is fully stretched out and capable of logging up to 100 pitches in his debut. He is not necessarily ready to have success in the big leagues, but Boston's rotation depth has been tested all season and they will turn to Houck in the rotation over the final two weeks. He lines up for two starts next week, with the second one coming at home against the Yankees. The 24-year-old righty is not on the 40-man roster but would need to be added this offseason as protection from the Rule 5 draft, so the Red Sox will get to see how he looks against big-league hitters before finalizing the 40-man roster during the offseason. He logged a 3.24 ERA primarily as a reliever in 25 innings at Triple-A last year after logging a 4.25 ERA as a starter at Double-A.

September 14, 2020 03:08 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Likely to debut Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck is likely to start Tuesday's game in Miami, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

He is not necessarily ready for the big leagues, but Boston's rotation depth has been tested all season and they are likely to turn to Houck, who is one of their notable pitching prospects, next week. The 24-year-old righty is not on the 40-man roster but would need to be added this offseason as protection from the Rule 5 draft, so the Red Sox will get to see how he looks against big-league hitters before finalizing the 40-man roster during the offseason. He logged a 3.24 ERA primarily as a reliever in 25 innings at Triple-A last year after logging a 4.25 ERA as a starter at Double-A.

July 14, 2020 06:00 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Joins player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck was added to Boston's 60-man player pool Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Houck is unlikely to break camp with the big-league squad but could certainly make his debut at some point this season. In 107.2 innings across the two highest levels of the minors last season, the 2017 first-round pick posted a respectable 4.01 ERA, though neither his 22.5 percent strikeout rate nor his 9.7 percent walk rate particularly impressed.

March 23, 2020 11:00 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Will begin 2020 in Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck will start the 2020 season at Triple-A Pawtucket, Alexandra Francisco of NESN reports.

Houck's name bubbled up as a possible candidate for the rotation in 2020, even before news of Chris Sale needing Tommy John elbow surgery. Now with two rotation slots to fill, the Red Sox are digging deeper to find depth starters. However, they plan to keep Houck at Pawtucket, where he finished up the 2019 season as a reliever. If the Red Sox are not a contender in 2020, they may hand out starting opportunities to their young starters, like Houck, Bryan Mata, Mike Shawaryn or Kyle Hart.

February 5, 2020 09:44 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Possible rotation candidate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck is a potential candidate for Boston's starting rotation after the team traded David Price to the Dodgers on Tuesday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

The loss of Price leaves a major hole in the rotation, and Houck is one of several possible candidates entering spring training. The 23-year-old right-hander has overhauled his mechanics and added to his pitch mix since being drafted 24th overall out of Missouri in 2017. He recorded a 3.65 ERA in his 15 starts for Double-A Portland last year. He then pitched well in relief (2.05 ERA, 22 innings) at Triple-A Pawtucket. The team views him as a starter, and Houck will return to that role in 2020. Other potential candidates include Brusdar Graterol, who was acquired in the Price/Mookie Betts trade, Darwinzon Hernandez, Kyle Hart, Mike Shawaryn, Ryan Weber and Hector Velazquez. There are also a handful of free-agent starters still available on the market.

July 13, 2019 05:08 PM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Moves up to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Houck threw 82.2 innings for Double-A Portland, recording a decent 4.25 ERA, a number which could have been lower if not for a .346 BABIP. His 22.1 percent strikeout rate and a 8.8 percent walk rate are each fine but not particularly impressive. He has the potential to be a back-end starter long-term, but he'll pitch out of the bullpen for now at Pawtucket.

January 29, 2019 09:52 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Adjusts pitch mix
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck had his pitch mix adjusted midseason in 2018 and had better results following the change, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Houck, 22, came out of Missouri with a two-seam fastball-slider mix, but the Red Sox had him focus on throwing four-seamers to start 2018. Things didn't go so well -- he had a 6.16 ERA and 1.91 WHIP over his first 11 starts -- and the right-hander returned to throwing the two-seamer as his main pitch. That led to a 2.86 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over his final 12 starts at High-A Salem. It looks like the organization found the right pitch mix for Houck. "He went back to primarily a two-seam fastball with the knuckle-curve, elevating the four-seamer, sinking the changeup. And I think for now, that's a really good mix for him with everything we've seen from him and as he continues his journey through the minor leagues," vice president of pitching development Brian Bannister told Smith.

November 29, 2017 10:12 AM
Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Promising start at Lowell
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Houck posted a 3.63 ERA over 22.1 innings in 10 starts for short-season Lowell. He struck out 25 and walked eight.

Houck was Boston's first-round draft pick (24th overall) in 2017 and, along with 2016 first-rounder Jay Groome, represents the organization's best hope to develop a starter. The Red Sox have drafted and developed just one pitcher that eventually made it to their big-league rotation, the dearly departed Clay Buchholz. Houck is a 6-foot-5 right-hander with long arms and an aggressive delivery that starts on the first base side of the rubber before stepping toward the third base dugout and throwing across his body. It's probably not how you'd teach someone to pitch, but Houck's comfortable with it and, more importantly, can repeat it. The team's pitching development analyst, David Bush, told Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald that the University of Missouri product's goal is to harness his mechanics and keep himself under control. He's expected to start the season at Low-A Greenville.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/26@ ATLW 8-216.031310
09/20vs NYYW 10-216.01034
09/15@ MIAW 2-015.02037
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BOS300.5333000017.062111921
2019BOS00---00000000000000
Total300.5303000017.062111921
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BOS014121.2000001.1130.882638.47
2019BOS000---00000------0---
Total014121.2000001.1130.882638.47
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:
6-5/215
Birthdate:
06/29/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Collinsville, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
0