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47 Johnny Cueto SP

San Francisco Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
31%12%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
16.01205.06139
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018SF323.2399000053.0461919851338
2019SF125.0644000016.0119930913

Player Updates

March 11, 2020 06:32 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Declared Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto was named the starting pitcher for San Francisco's Opening Day game against the Dodgers, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Jeff Samardzija will pitch the second game of the season against the Dodgers. Cueto allowed five runs on nine hits across 1.2 innings during Tuesday's 16-3 spring loss to the Cubs. The veteran right-hander missed a majority of the 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 34-year-old returned to make four September starts and posted a 5.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and gathered 13 strikeouts across 16 innings.

March 10, 2020 08:44 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Lines up for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Gabe Kapler said Cueto is "definitely in line to start the first game of the season" March 26 against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Kapler neglected to officially name Cueto his Opening Day starter, but things certainly appear to be trending in that direction. The veteran right-hander missed most of the 2019 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, though he did return for four starts in September. Cueto posted a 3.23 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 38:13 K:BB over 53 innings during 2018 before going down with the injury.

March 9, 2020 01:28 AM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Scheduled to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto is expected to start Tuesday's spring training game against the Cubs, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Given the remaining spring schedule, Cueto appears to be in line to get the nod for the Giants during their Opening Day matchup against the Dodgers on March 26. The 34-year-old missed nearly the entire 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Cueto posted an impressive 3.23 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 136:53 K:BB during 2018 and will look to lead a young San Francisco rotation following the departure of Madison Bumgarner this offseason.

September 28, 2019 08:12 AM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Chased early in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (1-2) took the loss after giving up five runs on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts over two innings in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Giants management was debating whether to pitch Cueto one last time in a meaningless game, and all parties -- including his fantasy owners -- probably wish they hadn't given the poor results. Most of the damage done to the 33-year-old was via the long ball (three homers), pushing his HR/9 to 1.7 and ERA to 5.06 through four starts. On a positive note, Cueto's velocity (91.3 mph average) returned to his pre-Tommy John levels, which generates some hope for a bounce-back campaign in 2020 following a full offseason of rest.

September 27, 2019 11:52 AM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Listed as Friday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto is listed as Friday's starter against the Dodgers.

The lineup card has not yet been released, but Cueto is listed as San Francisco's starter opposing Walker Buehler. There was a chance Cueto would not start this weekend for rest purposes (general arm soreness), but it appears he will get to make a fourth and final start of the campaign. He has a 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 14 innings through his first three starts back from Tommy John surgery.

September 25, 2019 06:32 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Uncertain to make another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Bruce Bochy admitted Tuesday that he wasn't sure whether Cueto would make a start during the Giants' season-ending series with the Dodgers this weekend, the Associated Press reports.

After tossing five scoreless innings in both of his first two starts back from the injured list, Cueto struggled mightily in his most recent turn last weekend in Atlanta. He was charged for four runs in four innings in the loss, giving up only two hits but issuing five walks. Bochy noted the Giants will see how Cueto looks during his scheduled bullpen session Wednesday before determining whether the right-hander is good to go for his next turn, which comes up Friday.

September 22, 2019 06:44 AM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Can't find plate in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (1-1) took the loss Saturday as the Giants fell 8-1 to Atlanta, giving up four runs on two hits and five walks over four innings. He struck out five.

The veteran right-hander's recovery from Tommy John surgery finally hit a serious snag. Cueto tossed only 39 of 78 pitches for strikes, and a four-run second inning ruined his 0.00 ERA since his return. He'll take the mound one more time in 2019 in a home start against the Dodgers on Friday.

September 16, 2019 11:56 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Keeps ERA perfect
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto allowed three hits and two walks over five shutout innings Sunday, striking out two batters in the win over Miami. He did not factor in the decision.

Since his return from the injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery last season, Cueto has fired 10 scoreless innings in two starts. The 33-year-old left the game in line for his second victory, but the bullpen allowed Miami to tie things up in the seventh inning. Cueto will look for another strong outing in Atlanta on Saturday.

September 12, 2019 03:12 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Start moved up to Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto will make his next start Sunday against the Marlins, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Cueto was originally expected to get the ball Tuesday in Boston, but the Giants want to keep him on regular rest after the veteran right-hander felt good in his first start back from Tommy John surgery. He stuck out four across five scoreless innings against the Pirates in that outing, allowing one hit and issuing one walk while tossing 69 pitches.

September 11, 2019 08:08 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Next start coming Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at Boston, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Cueto made his first outing of the season in Tuesday's win over the Pirates and delivered five scoreless innings, and he'll receive six days of rest before his next outing. The veteran right-hander needed only 69 pitches and could have an increased workload in his second start, though the Giants are likely to remain fairly cautious.

September 11, 2019 01:32 AM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Sharp in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (1-0) picked up the win against the Pirates on Tuesday, giving up just one hit over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking one as the Giants won 5-4.

Making his first start of the season after getting activated from the 60-day injured list coming off Tommy John surgery, Cueto was sharp, yielding just two baserunners before exiting after five innings and 69 pitches. He certainly looked healthy and back to form, and while he missed too much time to make a sustained impact this season, a strong finish to the year would bode well for Cueto's value for 2020.

September 10, 2019 11:48 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Officially active for season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list as expected ahead of his start Tuesday against the Pirates.

Cueto is ready to go after missing 13 months due to Tommy John surgery. He's back in time to make a few starts before the end of the regular season. When we last saw him at the big-league level, he'd recorded a 3.23 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in nine starts for the Giants last season prior to injuring his elbow, a strong bounceback from his 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 2017.

September 8, 2019 01:12 AM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Tabbed for season debut Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) is scheduled to make his season debut Tuesday against the Pirates, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Cueto came out of Saturday's bullpen session feeling good to clear the way for his return to the rotation after a 13-month recovery from Tommy John surgery. The veteran right-hander topped out at 75 pitches during his final rehab outing with Triple-A Sacramento, which provides a decent idea of his pitch limit for Tuesday.

September 7, 2019 08:32 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Cueto is nearly ready to go following last summer's Tommy John surgery. The veteran right-hander was expected to rejoin the rotation last weekend before he experienced some upper-back soreness, but it now looks as though he could start sometime next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.

September 4, 2019 06:48 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Bullpen scheduled for this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) is planning to throw a bullpen session this weekend, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Cueto was on the verge of joining the Giants' rotation, but he felt soreness in his upper back during his final rehab start and in a Tuesday bullpen session, so he will remain on the recovery track for now. Manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Cueto could start during next week's homestand if his bullpen session goes well.

September 4, 2019 01:36 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Unlikely to pitch this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) experienced back tightness during Tuesday's bullpen session and is "doubtful" to start against the Dodgers this weekend, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Giants had been targeting Sunday as Cueto's potential return date, but things will be put on hold until he's re-evaluated in a couple days. The 33-year-old is about 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, so the Giants are likely to remain cautious with only a few weeks left in the regular season.

August 27, 2019 08:08 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Set for final rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) will make his final rehab appearance Saturday with Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Cueto made his first start with Sacramento on Monday -- his fifth rehab outing overall -- and threw 60 pitches over 4.1 innings. Manager Bruce Bochy previously said Cueto was tentatively set to return from the 60-day injured list around Sept. 8, and Saturday's outing will put him on track with that timeline.

August 27, 2019 01:32 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Gives up four runs at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) worked 4.1 innings Monday in his first rehab start at Triple-A Sacramento, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits and no walks. He struck out three batters in the 65-pitch outing.

The start was Cueto's fifth overall in the minors after the Giants cleared him to begin the rehab assignment Aug. 4. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Cueto said he wasn't satisfied with the results and doesn't feel ready to rejoin the Giants, though he noted that he felt "strong" physically. The 33-year-old, who is just under 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, will presumably push up his pitch count in his next outing at Triple-A before potentially returning from the 60-day injured list in the second week of September.

August 26, 2019 05:52 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Trending toward Sept. 8 debut date
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Bruce Bochy said last week that Cueto (elbow) is tentatively being penciled in to return from the 60-day injured list around Sept. 8, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Cueto reached the final phase of his recovery from Tommy John surgery earlier this month, when he kicked off a minor-league rehab assignment. After two turns with the Giants' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate followed by two starts with High-A San Jose, Cueto is now in line to pitch twice for Triple-A Sacramento before being reinstated. Cueto was roughed up for five runs (four earned) over 4.1 innings in his final outing for San Jose, but reported no concerns with his elbow while bumping up his pitch count to 60. He'll presumably work longer in his upcoming two turns with Sacramento as he looks to prove that he's ready to handle a starter's workload with the big club.

August 21, 2019 05:16 PM
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Headed to Triple-A for two starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cueto (elbow) will join Triple-A Sacramento for the first of two rehab starts Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

He gave up six runs (five earned) over two rehab starts (seven innings) for High-A San Jose and is ready to move up to the Pacific Coast League. Assuming his two rehab outings with Sacramento go smoothly, he could join the big-league rotation in early September.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 2.001 22.50012
vs LHB 6.000 10.50025
vs RHB 10.000 1.80078
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/10PIT1005.01014
9/15MIA0005.03022
9/21@ATL0104.02455
9/27LAD0102.05512
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020SF00---00000000000000
2019SF125.0644000016.0119930913
2018SF323.2399000053.0461919851338
2017SF884.5225250000147.3160777422853136
2016SF1852.7932325200219.7195716815845198
2015KC11133.4432322200212.0194878121846176
2014CIN2092.260344200243.71696961221565242
2013CIN522.84011000060.7462019711851
2012CIN1992.780332000217.02057367151249170
2011CIN952.310243100156.0123514081047104
2010CIN1273.650311100185.7181797519956138
2009CIN11114.420300000171.31729084241461132
2008CIN9144.810310000174.017810193291468158
Total126873.350296178001856.016807466901931045301556
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020SF000---00000------0---
2019SF023112.1000001.1961.2506711.25
2018SF054580.9000202.2381.11321410.87
2017SF21391520.9000314.2771.44664813.50
2016SF12581771.5000613.2381.09388110.16
2015KC12202221.0000140.2421.13286610.53
2014CIN22532171.2066411.1940.9629619.21
2013CIN177491.6022001.2091.0632429.72
2012CIN52522001.30191031.2521.17188811.03
2011CIN02151321.6014215.2201.09063110.38
2010CIN51902060.9034325.2571.28078011.95
2009CIN01751860.9025204.2621.36274012.99
2008CIN11641870.9076116.2641.41476913.45
Total18202017971.103547341433.2421.191768711.22
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2004R-Cincinnati 76.2181003606926662.601.207
2005R-Reds 43.01360221388495.021.326
2005A-Sarasota 6.02100106253.001.167
2006A-Sarasota 61.2121217206123483.531.160
2006A-Dayton 76.1141428108215522.600.880
2007AA-Chattanooga 61.0101006307711523.101.033
2007A-Sarasota 78.1141414507221723.341.191
2007AAA-Louisville 22.0440210212222.051.091
2011AAA-Louisville Bats 14.0440020136196.431.786
2013AFX-Dayton Dragons 8.02201008071.120.875
2017AFA-San Jose Giants 6.222001081117.261.935
2017AAA-Sacramento River Cat 3.01100001030.001.000
2018AAA-Sacramento River Cat 7.222000010150.000.833
2019ROK-AZL Giants Orange 2.01100002020.001.000
2019ROK-AZL Giants Black 2.01100005000.000.000
2019AFA-San Jose Giants 7.02200105186.431.286
2019AAA-Sacramento River Cat 10.122001090102.670.990
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/229
Birthdate:
2/15/1986
Age:
34
Hometown:
San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Francisco Giants
College:

MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2014: NL Strike Out Leader