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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
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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

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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

Making his Cactus League debut in split-squad action against the Reds on Saturday, Johnny Cueto surrendered one run on three hits over two innings of work.

Cueto was actually just expected to pitch one inning, but ended up tossing an extra frame. He was a late arrival to camp, as he had to deal with some personal matters, including tending to his ill father. A rock solid fantasy option, Cueto posted a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 198/45 K/BB ratio in 219 2/3 innings during the 2016 season.
Mar 11 - 6:34 PM

Johnny Cueto is only expected to pitch one inning in his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

There's a chance that he could work into a second inning if his pitch count is low enough, but expect the right-hander to have a quick outing. Cueto was late to camp while getting a visa issue sorted out and caring for his father who is ill.
Mar 10 - 7:00 PM

Johnny Cueto is tentatively slated to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Cueto is behind schedule after staying back in his native Dominican Republic in order to sort out visa issues that would allow his ill father to travel with him. He was on a throwing program while in the Dominican, so the fact that he's getting a late start in "official" games isn't a big deal.
Mar 6 - 6:34 PM

Johnny Cueto will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.

Cueto is getting a late start this spring after sorting out visa issues that would allow his ill father to travel with him. Per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, it's unclear if Cueto will pitch at all during the WBC. Losing Cueto would be a big blow to the Dominicans, who are looking to defend their title after winning it all in 2013. Cueto is expected to arrive at the Giants' spring training facility in Scottsdale on Friday.
Mar 2 - 5:44 PM

Johnny Cueto is due to arrive in Giants camp Friday.

Cueto has finally sorted out the visa/passport issues that will allow his ill father to travel with him from the Dominican Republic to where the Giants conduct their spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona. The right-hander has been throwing side sessions on his own in the Dominican, and he's even streamed some of them for the Giants coaching staff. He should be ready for the start of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 2 - 1:19 PM

Giants GM Bobby Evans said Monday that he expects Johnny Cueto to arrive in camp later this week.

Evans told reporters that Cueto has nearly settled the visa/passport issues that will allow his ill father to travel with him from the Dominican Republic to where the Giants train in Arizona. It's not clear whether Cueto is still going to pitch for Team Dominica in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. We'd probably bet against it at this point.
Feb 27 - 1:37 PM

Johnny Cueto will not report to Giants camp this weekend as hoped.

Cueto is tending to his ill father in his native Dominican Republic and working on getting him a visa. Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that he still didn't have a firm date as to when the pitcher would report, but Cueto being a little behind schedule shouldn't be a big deal.
Feb 26 - 10:41 AM

Johnny Cueto is not expected to arrive to Giants' spring camp this weekend.

Cueto is still working on getting a visa for his father, who is battling illness in his native Dominican Republic. The right-hander has been throwing at a facility in the Dominican Republic and shouldn't be far behind the team's other starters once he finally arrives.
Feb 25 - 12:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Johnny Cueto hopes to arrive in camp by the weekend.

Cueto has been taking care of his father, who is battling an illness in the Dominican Republic. His father is expected to accompany him to the United States, so they are working on a visa issue. Cueto has thrown bullpen sessions and batting practice in preparation for the spring, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Feb 21 - 12:48 PM

Johnny Cueto (family) still has not reported to Giants camp.

His father is ill and the Giants have allowed him to stay home in the Dominican Republic for as long as he needs, but the first round of the World Baseball Classic may now be in doubt. Cueto is throwing bullpen sessions and streaming them for members of the Giants coaching staff, but his first WBC start is supposed to be on March 5. That may be cutting it too close.
Feb 20 - 1:25 PM

Johnny Cueto will be a couple days late to Giants camp because his father is ill in the Dominican Republic.

Thoughts go out to the Cueto family. The veteran right-hander should have no trouble getting caught up before he heads off to participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic for Team Dominica. Cueto registered an excellent 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 198/45 K/BB ratio in 219 2/3 innings last year for San Francisco.
Feb 13 - 1:55 PM

Johnny Cueto is "very likely" to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Cueto has yet to make a final decision. The Dominican Republic squad is loaded with big names, including the likes of Carlos Martinez, Dellin Betances, and Jeurys Familia on the pitching side.
Jan 31 - 10:30 AM

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