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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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Johnny Cueto spun a gem Wednesday, striking out 12 while giving up just three base hits in a 4-0 shutout win over the Pirates.
A one-out Andrew McCutchen double in the fourth inning was the only time all day the Pirates reached second base. Cueto even contributed a rare hit at the plate. The Reds right-hander only has one win to show for it but has been magnificent so far this season, posting a 1.50 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 35/8 K/BB ratio over 30 innings. He'll face the Pirates again next week. Apr 16 - 3:35 PM

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Johnny Cueto pitched well in Friday’s loss to the Rays, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven strong innings.

Cueto walked four and punched out six in the quality outing, but was simply out-dueled by Rays ace David Price. The Rays got on the board with an RBI single by Evan Longoria in the first inning, and added a solo homer by Matt Joyce in the third to complete the damage against him. Now 0-2 on the season, Cueto will carry a sparkling 2.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 23/8 K/BB ratio into Wednesday’s start against the Pirates.
Apr 11 - 10:33 PM

Johnny Cueto yielded two runs over seven innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Mets.

He struck out nine and walked three. Cueto held the Mets hitless until the fifth inning and his only mistake was a two-run homer by Curtis Granderson in the sixth. He left in position for the win, but J.J. Hoover coughed up the lead in the ninth. We all know Cueto has the stuff to be a frontline fantasy starter, but it's just a matter of him staying on the field. So far, so good.
Apr 5 - 4:42 PM

Johnny Cueto was saddled with a loss he didn't deserve Monday, allowing one run on just three hits and a walk over seven frames against the Cardinals.

Cueto struck out eight in what was mostly a dominating performance, as he held the Cards to two Matt Adams hits through one out in the sixth. But he then left a ball up to Yadier Molina and the catcher deposited it into the left field seats for the lone run of the game. Cueto was hitting 93-94 mph consistently, showing no ill effects from the shoulder ailment that came up a couple weeks ago. He'll face the Mets this weekend.
Mar 31 - 8:00 PM

Johnny Cueto will start for the Reds on Opening Day, March 31, against the visiting Cardinals.

Cueto had to be scratched from a Cactus League start last week due to irritation near his scapula, but he made it through a five-inning outing in a minor league game Tuesday and was given clearance for the season-opener on Thursday. He'll be followed in the Reds' rotation by Homer Bailey, Mike Leake, Tony Cingrani, and Alfredo Simon. Mat Latos (knee) should be ready around mid-April.
Mar 27 - 11:43 AM

Johnny Cueto (shoulder) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk but struck out 11 over five-plus innings in a minor league game Tuesday.

Most importantly, he felt fine physically, and Reds pitching coach Jeff Pico reiterated that Cueto should be fine to open the season. He could be the club's Opening Day starter.
Mar 25 - 6:07 PM

Johnny Cueto (scapula) is expected to throw five innings or around 80 pitches Tuesday in a minor league game.

Cueto was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start on Thursday due to scapula irritation, but it's not a major concern. Barring a setback Tuesday, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season.
Mar 25 - 12:52 PM

Johnny Cueto was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start on Thursday due to scapula irritation.

Jeff Francis will take the mound instead. Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters that Cueto could have pitched if it were a regular season game, so the issue is obviously minor. Cueto will presumably throw a side session to stay on track for his Opening Day start.
Mar 20 - 12:46 PM

Johnny Cueto delivered another impressive Cactus League performance on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over five innings in a win against the Rangers.

Cueto struggled to get going in his first two spring starts, but has been lights-out over the past two. He doesn't generate as many strikeouts as the elite fantasy arms, but as long as he remains healthy, he makes for a terrific mid-round option.
Mar 15 - 12:47 AM

Johnny Cueto excelled in his third Cactus League start, hurling four shutout innings against the Angels on Sunday.

The 28-year-old right-hander allowed just two hits, didn't walk a batter, and struck out a pair on the afternoon. Shoulder injuries limited him to just 11 starts in 2013, but provided he can stay healthy he looks like a bargain in early fantasy league drafts.
Mar 9 - 9:34 PM

Johnny Cueto was lit up by the Royals in Tuesday's 9-5 loss, allowing six runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Cueto allowed six runs on seven hits. While he did strike out four, the six hits included a double, two triples, and two home runs. The right-hander was solid in 11 starts last season, but missed a chunk of time with a shoulder issue. It shouldn't be a lingering issue, and the Reds are banking on him returning to form.
Mar 4 - 6:14 PM

Johnny Cueto held the Indians scoreless over two innings in his start on Thursday.

Cueto danced around a hit and two walks by striking out two. He dealt with a strained right lat throughout 2013, so it is good to see him start strong in his Cactus League debut. If Cueto can stay healthy this year, the Reds should have one of the more formidable starting rotations in the National League.
Feb 27 - 6:44 PM

Johnny Cueto lasted just 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s Wild Card loss to the Pirates, allowing four runs – three earned – on seven hits and a walk.

He failed to record a strikeout and needed 60 pitches to cover the 3 1/3 frames. The unearned run Cueto was charged with could’ve easily been earned, as Zack Cozart was charged with an error on a hard smash he was unable to field cleanly. Pittsburgh fans were taunting the righty with "Cue-to" chants most of the night, and it appeared to unnerve him. Mat Latos would’ve made this start if not for a balky elbow, but with the way Francisco Liriano threw, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Johnny Cueto will start for the Reds in their one-game playoff with the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Mat Latos was the prohibitive favorite to get the start, but Reds manager Dusty Baker said the right-hander's arm was "barking," so Cueto will get the nod instead. Cueto has made two starts in September, allowing one earned run over 12 innings while striking out 10. He'll be opposed by Francisco Liriano.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Johnny Cueto turned in another strong outing Monday in his second start back from the DL, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and three hits in seven innings against the Mets.

Cueto was allowed to come back out for the seventh at 83 pitches and went on to finish at 99. It looks like he'll be all ready to go as key piece in the postseason rotation. It'll be interesting to see how the Reds use him this weekend; they'll want to keep him stretched out, but they'll also want him rested.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Neftali Soto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Tony Cingrani
6Alfredo Simon
7Brett Marshall
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Sean Marshall
4JJ Hoover
5Sam LeCure
6Manny Parra
7Logan Ondrusek
8Nick Christiani
9Trevor Bell
10Curtis Partch