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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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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers are showing interest in free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Morosi notes that the Brewers are looking for top-of-the-rotation help with Jimmy Nelson (shoulder) sidelined and that the club has the payroll flexibility to make an impact move. Arrieta will be 32 years old next season, but it's not crazy to think that his agent, Scott Boras, will push for a four-year deal worth around $100 million. Nov 20 - 11:07 AM

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RHP Jake Arrieta rejected the Cubs' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

He's now officially a free agent. Arrieta will turn 32 before Opening Day next season, but he is still in line to receive a big multi-year contract on the market this winter.
Nov 17 - 11:23 AM

Cubs extended a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer to RHP Jake Arrieta.

Arrieta will reject it and hit the open market this winter. The former Cy Young winner could be in line to receive the biggest contract of any free agent starter this offseason aside from Yu Darvish.
Nov 6 - 5:32 PM

Jake Arrieta walked five hitters, but also struck out nine and allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Arrieta clearly didn't have great command of any of his arsenal, but he was able to keep the Dodger hitters off-balance, and when he needed to make a pitch, he was able to. It wasn't vintage Arrieta, but it was certainly good enough to allow the Cubs to win on Wednesday. He could be a bullpen option in Game 6 and 7, if necessary.
Oct 19 - 12:24 AM

Jake Arrieta will start NLCS Game 4 against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He'll follow Jon Lester in Sunday's Game 2 and Kyle Hendricks going in Game 3 on Tuesday. Arrieta wasn't awful in his lone Division Series start, allowing just an unearned run on two hits over four innings, but he walked five and took the loss after the Nationals blew it open in the eighth inning.
Oct 14 - 9:13 PM

Jake Arrieta walked five in four innings on Wednesday, but allowed just one unearned run in a loss to the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS.

The only run Arrieta allowed came on an error by Addison Russell that gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the top of the third. Arrieta clearly tired toward the end of the outing -- with his velocity and command both dropping -- but overall this was a respectable effort from the 31-year-old right-hander. Unfortunately, he went up against an unhittable force named Stephen Strasburg, so respectable wasn't quite good enough. Game 5 of the NLDS will be Thursday in Washington, weather permitting.
Oct 11 - 8:20 PM

Tuesday night's Game 4 of the NLDS between the Nationals and Cubs has been postponed due to rain.

The game was originally scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and finally got banged at 6:15 p.m. ET after a 45-minute delay. It will be made up with a 4:08 p.m. ET first pitch Wednesday at Wrigley Field, with Game 4 starters Jake Arrieta and Tanner Roark both staying on schedule for their respective teams. Stephen Strasburg, who's apparently under the weather, is in line to start Thursday if the Nationals can force a Game 5.
Oct 10 - 6:18 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon plans to stick with Jake Arrieta for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals even if there's a rainout on Tuesday.

Nothing has been determined about Tuesday's game yet, but the forecast isn't promising. A rainout would give the Cubs the option of skipping Arrieta coming off his hamstring injury while going with Kyle Hendricks in Game 4 and Jon Lester in a potential Game 5, but Maddon doesn't plan on making any changes. As of now, Hendricks would be lined up for a potential Game 5.
Oct 10 - 3:02 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) is lined up for a potential NLDS Game 4 start against the Nationals.

Arrieta still has some lingering discomfort related to his September 4 right hamstring strain, so the Cubs will go with Kyle Hendricks in Game 1, Jon Lester in Game 2, and Jose Quintana in Game 3 for their best-of-five matchup with Washington. "It's wise to give him the most time to rest his leg," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of Arrieta on Wednesday.
Oct 4 - 1:10 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Jake Arrieta (hamstring) is aiming to start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

Arrieta suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring back on September 4. He was able to return from that injury on September 21 and he also made a three-inning start on September 26, but there is still some lingering discomfort. Arrieta is scheduled to test the hammy with a bullpen session Wednesday before the Cubs officially announce their NLDS rotation.
Oct 3 - 4:27 PM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session instead of a simulated game on Wednesday.

The Cubs are insisting that Arrieta hasn't suffered a setback with his right hamstring. He's still expected to be in the rotation for the NLDS against the Nationals.
Oct 3 - 2:17 PM

Jake Arrieta will not start Sunday's game versus the Reds in order to rest his right hamstring.

Arrieta admitted after he struggled Tuesday against the Cardinals that his hamstring still isn't 100 percent, so it makes sense to give him some extra rest. He will throw a simulated game instead in preparation for a start in the NLDS, which it sounds like probably won't come until Game 3. Mike Montgomery will start for the Cubs on Sunday.
Sep 29 - 12:17 PM

Jake Arrieta permitted five runs – three earned – over just four frames Tuesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Arrieta was on a 75-80 pitch limit in this one (he wound up throwing 67), but the Cubs probably figured that would get him through more than four innings. He served up a home run to Matt Carpenter to lead off the game and also allowed a long one to Tommy Pham in the second. Arrieta will get one more tune-up on Sunday against the Reds.
Sep 27 - 12:18 AM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Brewers.

Arrieta gave up a solo homer to Domingo Santana among five hits, but all in all it was a successful return to the mound after a few weeks away. Arrieta struck out two while walking one, throwing 71 pitches in the outing. He remains 14-9 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 159/54 K/BB ratio through 29 starts, and a start Tuesday at the Cardinals should serve as another tune-up session ahead of the postseason for the 31-year-old.
Sep 22 - 1:38 AM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) has been cleared to start Thursday against the Brewers.

It will be the first outing for Arrieta since he suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring on September 4. He's expected to be limited to 75-80 pitches, but the 31-year-old right-hander is a must-start anyway in all relevant fantasy leagues. Arrieta, an impending free agent, holds a dominant 2.01 ERA in 71 2/3 innings since the beginning of July.
Sep 20 - 3:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
4Jacob Hannemann
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery
12Cory Mazzoni