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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Arrietta allowed three runs -- one earned -- in seven innings and collected a win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
The Phillies made three errors behind him but Arrieta stayed poised and held it together like a veteran should. He scattered four hits and two walks while notching just two strikeouts. He walked in one run and allowed two more on a pair of sacrifice flies. He moves to 3-0 with a stellar 1.82 ERA in his first season with his new club. Apr 26 - 12:53 AM

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Jake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings as the Phillies shut out the Pirates 7-0 on Thursday.

Arrieta was nothing short of dominant, allowing just one hit while walking two in his seven innings of work. He had it all working -- breaking pitches, fastball, location. It was easily his best start of the year to date, improving his record to 2-1 with a strong 2.04 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 16/6 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings. A meeting with the Diamondbacks is on tap for Arrieta and the Phils on Wednesday.
Apr 19 - 11:22 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded three runs (two earned) on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Rays.

Arrieta was given a huge cushion to work with following a six-run second inning from his offense, and he capitalized without any real measure of drama. The Rays touched the veteran right-hander up for a pair of runs in the fourth inning and one more in the sixth, but were otherwise unable to break through on his watch. Arrieta finished the contest having struck out one and walked two and has now surrendered six runs (five earned) on 10 hits across 10 2/3 innings through his first two outings with his new club. He'll try for another solid showing in a home start against the Pirates next time he takes to the mound.
Apr 14 - 9:08 PM

Jake Arrieta gave up three runs -- all in the first inning -- over four innings in a 6-3 loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Arrieta got off to a miserable start, giving up a homer to Miguel Rojas and a two-run single to Khalil lee in the first frame. After that, the former Chicago ace was able to settle down, and he didn't allow another run in the next three innings. Expect Arrieta to get off to a better start in his next outing when he takes on Rays on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 4:48 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from High-A Clearwater.

Arrieta was optioned before the season in a paperwork move as he worked to get built up more. The veteran right-hander will make his Phillies debut on Sunday against the Marlins.
Apr 8 - 11:02 AM

Phillies optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to High-A Clearwater.

It's just a paperwork move, really. Arrieta is scheduled to debut for the Phillies on April 8. He signed a three-year, $75 million free agent contract with the club on March 12.
Mar 29 - 9:21 AM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs and seven hits over three innings Tuesday against the Pirates.

Arrieta will throw in some sort of game in five days, whether it's a sim game or in the minors, and he's expected to make his Phillies debut on April 8.
Mar 27 - 4:25 PM

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes that Jake Arrieta will either be placed on the disabled list or optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in preparation for his Phillies debut on April 8.

Whatever move it ends up being, it will just be a paper move. Arrieta signed a three-year, $75 million deal with the Phillies earlier this month and needs just a little more time to get stretched out.
Mar 26 - 5:47 PM

Jake Arrieta will make his Phillies debut on April 8 against the Marlins.

Arrieta was a little behind after signing with the Phils on March 12, but he'll just miss a few days of action before being ready to roll. It also suggests he'll be a viable option to start for fantasy teams right away, since they're not rushing him into action. Arrieta's debut will come at home.
Mar 24 - 4:25 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded two runs in two innings and struck out two in his spring debut Thursday against the Tigers.

Arrieta threw 31 pitches today, the same total as he threw in a simulated game on Saturday. That he didn't get stretched out further would seem to make it less likely that he'll start one of the Phillies' first five games, though given that the team has already lost a couple of starters, it's possible they could just give Arrieta the ball for three or four innings with the intention of turning it over to the pen afterwards.
Mar 22 - 6:37 PM

Jake Arrieta threw 31-32 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Saturday.

The next step in his progression will be to throw around 50-60 pitches, though it remains unclear if that will be in a Grapefruit League setting or not. He may not have enough time to get stretched out for the team's opening series, but it sounds like he'll be ready to take the ball at some point during their first five games.
Mar 17 - 11:38 AM

Jake Arrieta said at his introductory press conference with the Phillies on Tuesday that he intends to be ready for the season.

Arrieta obviously signed a lot later than he would he would have liked, but he's been throwing 50-65 pitch bullpen sessions every two or three days in an anticipation of latching on with a team. The Phillies might hold him back a few days rather than have him start in the opening series, but it sounds like he'll be ready.
Mar 13 - 9:22 AM

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Monday that he's unsure whether Jake Arrieta will be ready to pitch at the beginning of the season.

Arrieta no doubt has done plenty of throwing on his own, but he obviously hasn't pitched in any games yet and it's unclear when he'll be ready to do so. Kapler expects to know more about Arrieta's status when they talk Tuesday, but Aaron Nola is going to be the team's Opening Day starter regardless.
Mar 12 - 9:10 PM

Phillies signed RHP Jake Arrieta to a three-year, $75 million contract.

The deal has become official after the veteran right-hander passed a physical. Arrieta will make $30 million in 2018, $25 million in 2019 and $20 million in 2020 and he has an opt-out after 2019. The contract also contains a clause that allows the Phillies to void that potential opt-out in the form of a two-year extension for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The deal could be worth as much as $125-135 million when all is said and done. Arrieta is 32 and his velocity and peripherals have gone a bit south, but he should remain a frontline starter for another year or two.
Mar 12 - 6:07 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies' contract with Jake Arrieta includes an opt-out clause after the second season.

Arrieta will earn $30 million in 2018, $25 million in 2019 and $20 million in 2020. The right-hander has the option to opt-out after the 2019 season, but the contract also allows the Phillies to void that potential opt-out clause in the form of a two-year extension for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. In that event, Arrieta would earn $20 million per season for those two years, with incentives that could drive it up to $25 million per season. All told, the final deal could wind up being for five years and between $125 and $135 million.
Mar 11 - 7:35 PM

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