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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 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

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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

Johnny Cueto held the Rockies to two runs over seven innings to improve to 3-0 on Friday.

Picking up right where he left off, Cueto is now 21-5 in 35 starts with the Giants. He'll face the Rockies again next time out, though it'll be at Coors Field rather than AT&T Park.
Apr 15 - 1:19 AM

Johnny Cueto yielded two runs on five hits over seven innings in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Cueto was given the luxury of pitching with a 5-0 lead after three innings. He did not squander that luxury, striking out seven and keeping the Padres from ever truly getting back into the running over his seven innings of work. They would finally score a pair of runs against him in the sixth, with Wil Myers taking the ace right-hander deep for a two-run shot with one out in the frame. Outside of that dinger, Cueto cruised. He will try for similar results in a home start against the Rockies next time he takes to the mound.
Apr 9 - 8:30 PM

Johnny Cueto surrendered four runs in five innings Tuesday in a win over the Diamondbacks.

Cueto wasn't at his best, but he didn't need to be in a game in which the Giants scored eight runs through five innings. He'll probably be better Sunday in San Diego.
Apr 5 - 1:34 AM

Johnny Cueto spun five innings of one-run ball against the White Sox on Monday.

Cueto allowed just one hit, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth. He struck out three and walked none. The 31-year-old Cueto posted a 2.79 ERA over 32 starts during his first season with the Giants. He might not have the strikeout upside of other top-tier fantasy starters, so he’s outside the top-10 options, but he remains in a great situation in San Francisco.
Mar 20 - 6:55 PM

The Giants expect that the Dominican Republic will call and ask Johnny Cueto to pitch on Monday against Japan in the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic if they make it there.

First they'll have to beat the United States on Saturday to advance to the next round. Cueto is already lined up to pitch on Monday, if it isn't in the WBC, he'll instead to battle against the White Sox in Cactus League action.
Mar 18 - 12:39 PM

Johnny Cueto said that there is a possibility that he would play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic should they reach the finals.

"If the third round comes around and they need me, then I will cross that bridge when we come to it," Cueto said. He just made his Cactus League debut over the weekend, having arrived late to camp after dealing with a visa issue and caring for his ill father.
Mar 15 - 6:10 PM

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2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
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LF1Eduardo Nunez
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3Justin Ruggiano
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CF1Denard Span
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RF1Hunter Pence
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S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
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4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
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Relief Pitcher
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5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Bryan Morris
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