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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / BAL
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Jake Arrieta allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings of work as the Cubs and Diamondbacks dueled to a 5-5 tie on Thursday.
He struck out four and issued one free pass. He also helped himself at the plate by launching a solo home run off Zack Greinke in the third inning. Last year Arrieta wasn't quite as dominant as he was the previous two years, but he still managed a near-elite season with an 18-8 record and 3.10 ERA in 31 starts. He finished with 190 strikeouts and 76 walks in 197 1/3 innings. Mar 23 - 8:35 PM

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Jake Arrieta yielded one earned run in three innings Sunday afternoon against the Athletics.

That run scored on a third-inning sacrifice fly by Jed Lowrie, after Arrieta issued back-to-back walks and threw a wild pitch. Arrieta had issues with command in 2016, but the 31-year-old right-hander remains somewhere close to a top-tier fantasy starter leading into his walk year. He struck out five batters in his three-inning start on Sunday.
Mar 12 - 5:47 PM

Jake Arrieta made his Cactus League debut Monday against the Angels and gave up three runs (two earned) over two innings.

All three runs scored in the second inning. Arrieta gave up five hits in the brief outing, including a solo homer to Jefry Marte. Probably not the sort of debut he was hoping for, but it’s not much of a concern. Naturally, Arrieta’s future is a huge topic of conversation as he moves into his walk year. While he wasn’t quite as dominant last year as he was in his Cy Young Award-winning campaign, he’ll be in line for a major payday if he can remain healthy and effective this year.
Mar 6 - 8:42 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cubs have had "no traction" in extension talks with Jake Arrieta.

The Cubs would love to lock up Arrieta long-term but apparently they aren't willing to dish out more than a four-year contract. Meanwhile Arrieta and agent Scott Boras are angling for a payday similar to the one Max Scherzer received when he signed a seven-year, $210 million deal with Washington in 2015. Unless the Cubs drastically improve their offer, it's likely Arrieta will hit the open market next winter.
Mar 2 - 9:04 PM

Jake Arrieta said Wednesday that he expects to talk to the Cubs again about a possible contract extension.

Cubs president Theo Epstein has mentioned that he hopes to talk about an extension as well, but Arrieta sounds realistic about the situation as he moves into his walk year. "If we have those conversations we’ll sit down and hash some things out and see if we can get something worked out," said Arrieta. "If it happens, great. If not, I’ll continue to move forward and take it day by day and focus on being as good as I can." Arrieta is represented by Scott Boras.
Feb 15 - 11:46 AM

Jake Arrieta was noncommittal when asked about his future with the Cubs.

Arrieta is in the final year of his contract and doesn't sound overly optimistic about signing an extension. "If it happens, it happens," said Arrieta. "I don’t know where we stand. I really don’t. We do have some time to maybe work something out. If it doesn’t, I will become a free agent." Arrieta had another outstanding year in 2016, though his growing walk rate is a cause for concern. He turns 31 in March.
Source: CBS Chicago
Jan 14 - 7:39 PM

Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $15.6375 million contract.

The right-hander earned the hefty price tag in what is his final year of arbitration eligibility. Arrieta wasn't as dominant in 2016 as he was in his Cy Young-winning 2015 campaign, but he was still awfully good with a 3.15 ERA and 190/76 K/BB ratio over 197 1/3 innings. He'll no doubt be looking to cut down on his free passes in what will be his walk year.
Jan 13 - 5:16 PM

Jake Arrieta's agent Scott Boras said he plans to discuss a contract extension with the Cubs in January.

The two sides will meet at that point to sort out Arrieta's salary for 2017, his final year of arbitration. It's possible (though probably not likely) that they go ahead and work out something long term instead. Arrieta, 30, posted a 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 190/76 K/BB ratio in 197 1/3 regular-season innings this summer for the Cubs before helping the franchise to its first World Series title since 1908. He's due a big raise from the $10.7 million he made in 2016.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Jake Arrieta limited the Indians to two runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in the Cubs' World Series Game 6 victory.

Arrieta was working on a no-hitter until Jason Kipnis doubled off the left-center field wall in the bottom of the fourth. Kipnis scored moments later on a Mike Napoli RBI single and then cranked a solo homer off Arrieta in the bottom of the fifth, but the game was basically out of reach by then. Arrieta finishes the 2016 postseason with a 3.63 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings. It'll be Kyle Hendricks starting for the Cubs in Game 7, with Jon Lester and John Lackey backing him.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Jake Arrieta kept the Indians at bay in Wednesday's 5-1 win in Game 2 of the World Series, yielding one run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The Indians were unable to pick up a hit against Arrieta until the sixth inning, when Jason Kipnis secured a hustle double with one out. Kipnis would move to third on a ground out by Francisco Lindor and score on a wild pitch. Mike Napoli would follow with a single to force Arrieta from the game. He finished his outing having walked three and struck out six. In three postseason starts covering 16 2/3 innings, the 30-year-old right-hander has surrendered seven runs on 14 hits while putting up a 16/4 K/BB ratio. With the series now tied up at 1-1, proceedings shift to Chicago for Games 3-5. Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs on Friday, with Josh Tomlin set to roll for the Indians.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 11:16:00 PM

An MLB spokesman said Game 2 of the World Series is currently expected to be played as scheduled, with first pitch at 7:08 p.m. EST Wednesday, despite inclement weather in the forecast.

The hope is that the heavier weather will hold off until after Game 2's completion, but the contest will still take place in a probable intermittent drizzle. A cold drizzle at that. As matters currently stand, the Cubs' Jake Arrieta will take the mound against the Indians' Trevor Bauer, with the Indians looking to jump out to a 2-0 series advantage. Should Game 2 be suspended at some point Wednesday night, it would resume during Thursday's scheduled travel day.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Jake Arrieta will start Game 2 of the World Series in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Jon Lester will open the series for the Cubs in Game 1 on Tuesday. Arrieta allowed four earned runs over five innings in the Cubs' NLCS Game 3 loss to the Dodgers and the Cubs also lost his one start in the NLDS at San Francisco, though the right-hander did pitch pretty well in that one. Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey will follow Lester and Arrieta in Games 3 and 4 at Wrigley.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four earned runs over five innings as the Cubs dropped Game 3 of the NLCS to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Arrieta looked sharp in the first two innings, but Corey Seager opened the game's scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the third and then Yasmani Grandal slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth. Justin Turner's solo shot led off the bottom of the sixth, put the Dodgers up 4-0, and drove Arrieta from the game. Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery coughed up another two runs in the eighth. Los Angeles now has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with the next two games at Dodger Stadium.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Jake Arrieta did it with the bat and the arm Monday against the Giants, hitting a three-run homer and allowing two runs over six frames, but the Cubs fell in extra innings.

Arrieta took Madison Bumgarner out to left field with a line drive shot with two outs in the second inning, silencing a stunned AT&T Park. He also struck out five while yielding just six hits and a walk in his six innings, but the Giants came back in the eighth inning and eventually won it in the 13th. Arrieta is obviously hoping to pitch in Game 1 or 2 of the NLCS rather than this being his final appearance of the postseason.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:12:00 AM

Jake Arrieta was hit hard in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates, yielding seven earned runs on 10 hits over five innings.

Arrieta has turned in a strong 2016 campaign on the whole, but his final start of the regular season left much to be desired. The Pirates burned the ace right-hander for a run in the first inning, then posted three-run frames in the fourth and fifth to drive him from the game. Arrieta finishes out the season holding a 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 190/76 K/BB ratio over 197 1/3 innings. The postseason now awaits as the Cubs attempt to bring a cathartic end to their title drought.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:17:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Miguel Montero
3Ali Solis
4Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
3Tommy La Stella
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
2Matt Szczur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Ryan Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Justin Grimm
8Rob Zastryzny
9Brian Duensing
10Caleb Smith
11Eddie Butler
12Daniel Moskos
13Gerardo Concepcion
14Manny Parra