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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are getting lots of calls regarding the availability of Johnny Cueto.
The Reds are listening, but Rosenthal writes that they have been steering the conversation to Mat Latos, Mike Leake, and Alfredo Simon. Cueto is due to become a free agent after next season, but he would require a substantial return. Dec 9 - 5:11 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by a rival executive that the Reds "are listening" to trade offers for Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon.

All four pitchers are currently slated to hit free agency after next season, and the common feeling is that Cincinnati will trade at least one of them this winter. While Cueto would undoubtedly bring back the most in a deal, he also could be the least likely to be traded, as the Reds plan to have a contending team next season.
Nov 10 - 7:24 PM

Reds exercised RHP Johnny Cueto's $10 million club option for 2015.

Of course they did. Cueto was among the best pitchers in the majors in 2014, posting a career-high 20 wins with a 2.25 ERA and 242 strikeouts across 243 2/3 innings. He should be a fantasy ace again next season and then hit it big on the free agent market heading into 2016.
Oct 30 - 1:48 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Reds have exercised their $10 million club option on Johnny Cueto for 2015.

The Reds have yet to make an official announcement, but it's a no-brainer. Cueto stayed healthy and dominated this season, posting a career-high 20 wins to go along with a 2.25 ERA and 242/65 K/BB ratio over 243 2/3 innings. He can become a free agent after the 2015 season.
Oct 29 - 2:26 PM

Johnny Cueto picked up win No. 20 Sunday, spinning eight frames of one-run ball in a 4-1 victory over the Pirates.

He recorded seven strikeouts, putting himself in a tie with Stephen Strasburg with 242 punchouts. Cueto entered the year with a career high of 170 strikeouts. The right-hander did it all Sunday, as he delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth in addition to his eight superb frames. He finishes the season with a 2.25 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. By beating the Pirates Sunday, Cueto and the Reds made St. Louis the NL Central champs and pushed Pittsburgh to the Wild Card.
Sep 28 - 5:15 PM

Johnny Cueto threw eight innings of one-run ball in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Brewers Tuesday.

Cueto gave up a Carlos Gomez solo home run to go along with three singles on the evening. He struck out seven in the win. The victory, his fourth in his last five starts, moved him to 19-9 with a 2.29 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 235/65 K/BB ratio over 235 2/3 innings. Cueto has a shot at his first 20-win campaign when he squares off with the Pirates in Sunday's season finale.
Sep 23 - 10:08 PM

Johnny Cueto fell to 18-9 after allowing six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Through five innings, Cueto had allowed just one run on a fielder's choice ground out, but he was not going to outduel Arrieta -- who brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning -- on this night. Cueto faltered in the sixth, surrendering five more runs, but it ultimately didn't matter. Overall, Cueto gave up five hits, walked five, and struck out eight. He now has a 2.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and a 228/64 K/BB ratio. He'll make his next start at home against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Sep 16 - 10:56 PM

Johnny Cueto picked up his 18th win after shutting out the Cardinals for eight innings Thursday.

Cueto probably would have been denied the win in a 1-0 game if not for Jay Bruce's catch to rob Matt Adams of a solo homer in the seventh. Cueto is tied with Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead in wins, and he's second in the NL with a 2.15 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.
Sep 11 - 3:17 PM

Johnny Cueto limited the Mets to one run over seven innings Saturday in a 2-1 Reds victory.

Cueto dominated, scattering six hits and two walks over his seven strong frames while striking out eight. It's been a disappointing 2014 season for the Reds but Cueto has remained locked in, boasting a 17-8 record, 2.23 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 213/58 K/BB ratio in 214 innings. He will get the Cardinals at home next time out.
Sep 6 - 7:22 PM

Cueto gave up just two earned runs over eight innings in Sunday's 3-2 defeat of the Pirates.

Cueto surrendered a solo homer to Josh Harrison in the bottom of the first inning and a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the second, but he was otherwise pretty sharp en route to his 16th victory of the season. Cueto struck out six and issued only one walk. He'll carry a sparkling 2.26 ERA and 0.97 WHIP into his next start at home against the Mets.
Aug 31 - 4:40 PM

Johnny Cueto allowed a pair of home runs en route to a loss, yielding three runs in 6 1/3 innings overall against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Cueto surrendered a first-inning solo shot to Anthony Rizzo, which would prove to be all of the offense starter Travis Wood and the Cubs' bullpen would need. Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Overall, Cueto allowed seven hits and walked two while striking out eight. He has failed twice in a row to win his 16th game, and now has a 2.26 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 199/55 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday next.
Aug 26 - 10:58 PM

Johnny Cueto struggled on Wednesday, relenting five runs in five innings of work as the Reds fell to the Cardinals.

The right-hander was going for his major league-leading 16th win, but was stopped in his tracks by a potent Cardinals attack. Cueto gave up seven hits and walked four while striking out four on the evening. He is still in the thick of things in the NL Cy Young race, carrying a 15-7 record with a 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 191/53 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound against the Cubs at home on Tuesday.
Aug 20 - 11:31 PM

Johnny Cueto pitched eight innings of two-run ball to beat the Rockies on Friday.

Thanks to the Reds scoring a run in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead, Cueto became the year's first 15-game winner. He's won each of his last five starts and gone 7-0 in his last eight outings. How's this for consistency? His highest ERA after any start this season was a 2.18 mark.
Aug 16 - 12:27 AM

Johnny Cueto held the Marlins to two runs over eight innings in Sunday's 7-2 victory.

Cueto served up a solo blast to Giancarlo Stanton in the first and another one to Casey McGehee in the fourth. He was spotless otherwise, yielding just five hits and two walks while striking out nine (though a tip of the tap is needed to Jay Bruce, who robbed Stanton of another longball in the eight). Cueto hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last five outings and actually saw his ERA go up one tick to 2.05. He'll try to keep it going next weekend in Colorado.
Aug 10 - 4:39 PM

Johnny Cueto did his best to keep up with the surging Clayton Kershaw in the National League Cy Young race, limiting the Indians to two runs in a complete game win on Tuesday.

Cueto has seven starts and roughly 50 innings on Kershaw, so the race isn't as one-sided as some may believe it to be at the moment. The Reds' right-hander scattered six hits and a pair of walks over his nine innings, striking out six in the process. He owns a fantastic 2.04 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and a 172/45 K/BB ratio. Cueto will look to continue his dominance when he takes on the Marlins at home on Sunday.
Aug 5 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Amir Garrett
9Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Sean Marshall
6Pedro Villarreal
7JJ Hoover
8Carlos Contreras
9Ryan Dennick
10Jose Mijares