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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Johnny Cueto allowed a lone run over seven innings of work Saturday against the Mets, settling for a no-decision.
Cueto and Mets starter Jacob deGrom squared off through Cueto's seven innings, eaching surrendering a solitary run, each by way of the long ball. Cueto gave up just five hits on the night, including the Wilmer Flores solo homer, and he also walked three and struck out three on the night. With word leaking out that the 31-year-old plans to opt out of his deal at season's end, starts like Saturday's only help the cause. The right-hander has a 4.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 93/28 K/BB ratio over 16 starts overall. Assuming he can't opt out of the Giants' nightmare season in late June, Cueto will next take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Friday. Jun 24 - 10:52 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Johnny Cueto plans to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract after the season.

It's been a disappointing season for Cueto, as he's posted a 4.42 ERA over 15 starts. However, as long as he finishes the year healthy it makes sense that he'd opt out of the four years and $84 million he has remaining on his deal after this season. Even at 31 years old, he'd surely land a bigger contract than that as a free agent. Heyman does add that Cueto "would listen to any extension offer" from the club, but the Giants "don’t seem inclined to do that." Given their aging roster and multitude of long-term contracts, the Giants might be in favor of Cueto opting out.
Jun 23 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Cueto posted a quality start in Monday's loss to the Braves, allowing two runs on five hits over seven strong innings.

Cueto fanned four and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. Ender Inciarte lined an RBI double against him in the third inning and Matt Adams added on a solo homer in the fourth. As good as he was though, R.A. Dickey was simply better on Monday night and shut down the Giants. Now 5-7 on the year Cueto will bring a 4.42 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Mets.
Jun 19 - 11:29 PM

Johnny Cueto surrendered five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Royals.

Not the sharpest of starts for Cueto, who was plagued by the home run ball in this one. Mike Moustakas socked a solo homer off him in the second inning, while Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain struck for homers of their own in the third. Cueto finished his afternoon's work having struck out five and walked three. He will carry a disappointing 4.57 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 86/25 K/BB ratio (86 2/3 innings) into a road start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 14 - 7:11 PM

Johnny Cueto gave up three runs in six-plus innings and took a loss to the Phillies despite turning in a quality start on Saturday.

He fanned nine batters and did not issue a walk, but he gave up eight base hits, including a solo homer by Tommy Joseph. He held his opponent scoreless through five innings before allowing one in the sixth. He allowed singles to the first two batters in the seventh before being relieved by Hunter Strickland, who promptly allowed both of Cueto's runners to score. He falls to 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA in 12 starts on the season. He has a very nice 77/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 76 innings of work.
Jun 3 - 7:18 PM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) tossed six innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Cueto has developed blisters on both his right middle finger and right index finger. He is hoping to build up some callouses while pitching through those pesky concerns. Sunday's start was an encouraging one, as Cueto scattered six hits while walking just one without showing any control issues or outward signs of discomfort. Only a Kurt Suzuki RBI ground out in the sixth inning prevented him from a shutout performance. The veteran ace will carry a 4.37 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 68/18 K/BB ratio (70 innings) into a road start against the Phillies next time he toes the rubber.
May 28 - 6:43 PM

Johnny Cueto told reporters late Tuesday that he has also developed a blister on his right index finger.

Add that to the blister on his right middle finger. Cueto said he will continue pitching through the discomfort in the hope of developing some calluses. The right-hander struck out eight batters but allowed four runs over six innings Tuesday in the Giants' loss to the Cubs. He has a disappointing 4.64 ERA for the year.
May 23 - 10:49 PM

Johnny Cueto struck out eight batters but allowed four runs across six frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs.

Cueto yielded just five hits on the night and issued only one walk to go along with his eight punchouts, but he was undone by the longball in this one. The veteran righty served up three dingers, including a monster blast to Kyle Schwarber that went an estimated 470 feet. Fantasy owners have been fine with Cueto’s 60/17 K/BB ratio over 64 innings, but they’re anxious for that ERA (4.64) to come down. It will, and will probably do so on Sunday versus the Braves.
May 23 - 10:38 PM

Johnny Cueto surrendered five runs on eight hits over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Cueto allowed a two-run double to Yasmani Grandal with two outs in the first inning -- on a pitch Buster Posey would have needed to block at the plate had Grandal not hit it -- and another run in the third inning on a wild pitch. The Dodgers would ding Cueto for two more runs in the sixth inning to polish off the scoring on his line. He struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. Cueto will bring a 4.50 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 52/16 K/BB ratio (over 58 innings) into a road start against the Cubs next time out.
May 17 - 6:23 PM

Facing his former team for the second straight start, Johnny Cueto gave up two runs in eight innings Friday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Cueto seems to be improving the further removed he is from his blister issues. This makes four straight quality starts, and while he hasn't been dominant in any of them, he has taken his ERA from 5.25 down to 4.15. He'll face the Dodgers next time out.
May 13 - 2:47 AM

Johnny Cueto surrendered four runs (two earned) on six hits -- including a pair of home runs -- over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

While Cueto did strike out a sturdy 10, this was not the cleanest start for the veteran right-hander. He yielded a pair of RBI singles in the first inning, a solo home run to Scott Schebler in the third inning and another solo home run to Zack Cozart in the fifth inning. Cueto will carry a 4.50 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 40/12 K/BB ratio (44 innings) into a home start against these same Reds next time he toes the rubber.
May 7 - 6:57 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Johnny Cueto (blister) is on track for his next scheduled start Sunday at Cincinnati.

Cueto continues to have trouble with a blister on his right middle finger, but he managed to out-duel Clayton Kershaw in the Giants' 4-3 victory on Monday night. Cueto stands 4-1 with a 4.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 30/11 K/BB ratio in 37 innings (six starts) this season.
May 2 - 8:37 PM

Johnny Cueto outdueled Clayton Kershaw with seven innings of three-run ball Monday.

Cueto got his fourth win in the 4-3 game. He seems awfully fortunate to have that record considering he has a 4.86 ERA and the Giants have really struggled to put runs on the board. Still, they've come up with at least four runs in each of his six starts to date.
May 2 - 1:23 AM

Johnny Cueto yielded three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Cueto lowered his ERA to 5.10 tonight, but he did give up another homer, bringing his total to six surrendered in 29 innings. That's a remarkably unusual pace for him. Last year, he gave up a total in 219 2/3 innings. That so many more hitters are going up and looking to hit flyballs could be harming him more than most.
Apr 27 - 2:19 AM

Johnny Cueto surrendered his first career grand slam while allowing six runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Cueto had gone 261 starts without giving up a slam, which, while very impressive, is still well short of Jim Palmer's mark (he went 521 career starts without ever allowing one). Cueto also gave up a two-run homer tonight and took his first loss after three victories. He'll face the Dodgers next.
Apr 22 - 12:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
3Ryder Jones
4Jae-gyun Hwang
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Cory Gearrin
4George Kontos
5Steven Okert
6Josh Osich
7Sam Dyson
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith
10Daniel Slania