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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Arrieta improved to 3-0 on the season with Saturday's victory over the Reds despite allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over his six innings of work.
Arrieta racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. He also helped his own cause with an RBI triple in the fifth inning. Nearly all of the damage against him came in the first inning where Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer and Eugenio Suarez added a solo shot. The veteran right-hander now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 29/5 K/BB ratio through 24 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his winning ways on Friday against the Red Sox in Boston. Apr 22 - 4:36 PM

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Jake Arrieta took a no-decision after allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

It could have been worse considering he gave up two home runs, but luckily the bases were empty at the time. He allowed five hits and a walk while punching out five and was relieved after throwing 98 pitches. Arrieta's season is off to a solid start despite today's mediocre effort. He owns a 2-0 record with a 2.89 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings through three starts. He will face the hot Reds on the road in his next start.
Apr 15 - 6:30 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in the Cubs' defeat of the Brewers.

All three of those runs scored on a homer by Ryan Braun in the bottom of the third inning. Arrieta was otherwise sharp, yielding just three total hits and two walks while striking out 10. There have been some issues with his velocity in the early going, but the 31-year-old right-hander stands 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 13 innings (two starts) this season. A home matchup with the Pirates is next.
Apr 9 - 6:16 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Cardinals to one unearned run over six innings in Tuesday's 2-1 victory.

Arrieta struck out six while permitting just four singles and a couple walks. The only run the Cards notched against him scored when Javier Baez couldn't field a dribbler and then threw a ball off of Stephen Piscotty's helmet as he crossed home. Arrieta's control took a turn in the wrong direction last season, but he should have a big walk year if he can stay healthy. The right-hander faces the Dodgers at Wrigley next.
Apr 4 - 11:50 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded three earned runs over four innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Giants.

Denard Span led off the game with a solo homer and then Jarrett Parker followed a Brandon Crawford double with an RBI single. San Francisco struck again in the second inning when Span singled, stole second base, and scored on an Arrieta wild pitch. It's been a mediocre spring so far for the 31-year-old right-hander, but he still carries top-tier fantasy upside into the 2017 campaign.
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

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

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