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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 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. Jan 14 - 7:39 PM
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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

Jake Arrieta dominated the Cardinals on Friday, striking out 10 across seven shutout innings in a 5-0 victory.

Arrieta walked just one batter while yielding only five singles on the day, as the Cards had just one player get to second base on him. The right-hander had been less than stellar of late, so obviously this was an encouraging performance as the Cubs look to fine-tune things heading into the postseason. Arrieta will bring a 2.85 ERA into Pittsburgh next week.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Jake Arrieta scattered four runs (three earned), four hits and four walks over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Brewers.

He recorded five strikeouts. Arrieta got off to a decent start, putting zeros on the board over the first three frames. Things took a turn in the sixth when Milwaukee broke out for three runs with two coming on a home run by Ryan Braun. While Arrieta’s season-long numbers are still strong (17-7 with a 2.96 ERA), his second-half contributions have been somewhat underwhelming. He’ll take the hill again next Saturday against the Cardinals.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Jake Arrieta earned his 17th victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Astros.

Arrieta walked two and struck out three on the night. He wasn't nearly as sharp as he normally is, but he didn't need to be as the Cubs staked him to an early 9-0 lead. The right-hander will head into Saturday's start against the Brewers with a terrific 2.91 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 171/69 K/BB ratio through 179 1/3 innings on the season.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Jake Arrieta pitched well in a losing effort against the Giants on Saturday afternoon, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over his six innings of work.

Arrieta punched out seven while walking two on the day. After allowing an unearned run in the first inning, the Giants scratched out single runs in the fourth and sixth frames, which proved to be enough support for Madison Bumgarner. Arrieta now sits at 16-5 on the season with a 2.84 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 168/67 K/BB ratio across 174 innings. He'll take on the Astros in Houston his next time out on Friday.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Jake Arrieta stumbled Monday, giving up six runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Pirates.

Arrieta has thrown eight scoreless innings twice this month, but at no point has he really resembled the guy who won Cy Young honors last year or the one who opened this season with a 0.84 ERA through six starts. He's still better than fine, but he's not quite dominant. He gave up two homers tonight, bringing his total to nine allowed in his last 10 starts. He gave up a total of four homers in his first 16 starts of this year and 10 in 33 starts last year.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 01:30:00 AM