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Jose Quintana | Starting Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
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Jose Quintana held the Reds to two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Monday to earn his third win in a Cubs uniform.
Quintana was not especially sharp, issuing four walks and requiring 105 pitches to make it through five innings, but the Cubs' offense backed him with 15 runs of support in front of a re-energized crowd at Wrigley Field. Quintana has a 3.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 38/11 K/BB ratio in 35 innings (six starts) since the Cubs acquired him from the White Sox on July 13. He had a 4.49 ERA in 18 starts with the Southsiders. The 28-year-old left-hander will face the Blue Jays next time out. Aug 14 - 11:56 PM

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Jose Quintana allowed four runs - three earned - with six hits, a walk and three strikeouts over six innings in a loss in San Francisco on Tuesday.

It looks like the honeymoon is over for Quintana, as he has allowed nine earned runs, 12 hits and four homers over 11 innings across his past two outings, and he hasn't won in three outings since July 23. He has a 4.20 ERA in five outings since coming over from the White Sox, which isn't far off from his 4.42 ERA overall on the season. Basically, this is about as good as you can expect from the left-hander.
Aug 9 - 4:18 AM

Jose Quinatana had his first rough start with the Cubs on Thursday, giving up six runs in five innings against the Diamondbacks.

Quintana allowed two homers and four runs in the first. He bounced back after a rain delay and was throwing well until Paul Goldschmidt came through with his second homer of the day in the fifth. Quintana got beat today, but given that most of the damage came off Goldschmidt's bat, he got beat by one of the very best.
Aug 3 - 9:14 PM

Jose Quintana was handed his first loss with the Cubs after yielding two runs over six innings against the Brewers on Friday.

Quintana pitched fine in the loss, allowing four hits and three walks (one intentional) while striking out six. His final line would have looked worse if Jason Heyward didn’t rob a two-run homer in the third inning. He’ll square off against the Diamondbacks next week.
Jul 29 - 12:03 AM

Jose Quintana earned his sixth victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Cardinals to three runs on five hits across six innings of work.

The left-hander punched out seven on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Randal Grichuk clubbing a two-run homer and Paul DeJong adding on a solo shot. He'll look to stay unbeaten as a member of the Cubs when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Friday.
Jul 23 - 11:08 PM

Jose Quintana made quite the first impression in his Cubs' debut on Sunday, racking up 12 strikeouts over seven shutout innings in a victory over the Orioles.

Quintana was in complete command in this one, scattering just three hits without walking a batter. Despite his 4.20 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season, Quintana has been locked in and has delivered outstanding results over his last eight outings. He'll make his home debut at Wrigley against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Jul 16 - 4:54 PM

Jose Quintana will make his Cubs debut Sunday against the Orioles.

Mike Montgomery will start Friday's series opener with Jake Arrieta getting the middle game. The Cubs' new pickup has been on a roll, contributing a 2.70 ERA over his last seven starts. Quintana struggled in his first start against the Orioles this year, scattering nine hits and four runs over five innings in a loss on May 7.
Jul 13 - 6:52 PM

Cubs acquired LHP Jose Quintana from the White Sox for OF Eloy Jiménez, RHP Dylan Cease, 1B Matt Rose, and INF Bryant Flete.

The first big trade-deadline domino has fallen, with the defending World Series champs securing a top-flight starting pitcher as they aim to rebound from a disappointing first half. Quintana owns a 4.49 ERA in 104 1/3 innings this season, but he was in a nice groove leading into the All-Star break and the 28-year-old left-hander carries a very team-friendly contract that could keep him in a Cubs uniform through 2020. In return, the White Sox get more high-upside talent for their suddenly-stacked farm system. Jimenez is among the top prospects in the sport, and Cease was recently rated the Cubs' No. 2 prospect by Baseball America.
Jul 13 - 11:30 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Twins are inquiring with teams on "controllable starters."

Per Rosenthal, the list of names would include Jose Quintana of the White Sox (signed through 2018 with club options for 2019-2020), Sonny Gray of the Athletics (under team control through 2019), and Dan Straily of the Marlins (under team control through 2020). The Twins have been better than expected this season, so it makes sense that they would consider an upgrade for this year, but the priority remains setting them up for success in the future.
Jul 11 - 1:50 PM

Jose Quintana allowed three earned runs, five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision at Colorado on Saturday.

Quintana threw 66 of his 103 pitches for strikes, nearly posting a quality start but falling just two outs short of the mark. Still, it's another step in the right direction. The Colombian southpaw hasn't lost in five starts dating back to June 11, lowering his ERA from 5.30 to 4.49 during the span.
Jul 9 - 2:24 AM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Brewers "are prepared to buy" at the trade deadline and have begun background work on Jose Quintana, Sonny Gray and other starters.

Before Opening Day you'd have figured the Brewers would be preparing to sell some pieces at this point in the season, but they are currently sitting on a 4.5 game lead in the NL Central and will try to capitalize on their opportunity. Starting pitching is their obvious need, so it's no surprise that Quintana and Gray have popped up as players that are on their radar. The Brewers have a good farm system, so they have pieces to acquire a big-name starter as long as they're willing to stomach the cost.
Jul 7 - 9:32 AM

Jose Quintana allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits over 4 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Quintana was coming off a shutdown performance against the Yankees last time out, but failed to back it up with another strong showing on Sunday. The White Sox handed him a 4-1 lead after three innings, a lead which he lost by surrendering two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth. Quintana struck out five and walked two during his relatively brief outing. He will carry a 4.45 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into a road showdown with the Rockies in his final start before the All-Star break.
Jul 2 - 6:08 PM

Jose Quintana shut out the Yankees for 6 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits, in a no-decision Tuesday.

The one-time King of the No-Decision has just four this year, though he's turned in gems on all of those (5 R in 26 2/3 IP). Quintana hasn't allowed a run in his last two starts. His ERA has dropped from 5.60 to 4.37 since the beginning of the month.
Jun 27 - 11:56 PM

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves remain interested in trading for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana or Rays right-hander Chris Archer.

It's no surprise, as the Braves were linked to both pitchers during the offseason. O'Brien hears that the club had scouts at Sonny Gray's start on Sunday, but they are more interested in landing either Quintana or Archer. The Braves aren't a contender, so they are looking for a pitcher under team control for multiple seasons. Both pitchers qualify. Quintana might be a more realistic target, as the Rays have a legitimate shot to win this year. Either way, the price tag would be substantial.
Jun 27 - 2:21 PM

Jose Quintana pitched a sharp game in Thursday's 9-0 win over the Twins, firing off 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Quintana scattered five hits while striking out nine. He did not walk a batter over his strong 6 2/3 innings of work. The 28-year-old southpaw threw 119 pitches (69 strikes) in the outing. After a slow start to the season, Quintana has limited the opposition to two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts, lowering his ERA from 5.30 to 4.69 in that space. A home start against the Yankees shows next on his schedule.
Jun 22 - 9:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm