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Jose Quintana | Starting Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Quintana tossed seven innings of one-hit, one-run baseball in Saturday's 10-0 win over the Reds in the second game of a doubleheader.
Quintana was in need of a sharp performance after surrendering three homers to the Mets last time out, and the Reds offered him the perfect rebound opponent to work on. He was brilliant throughout, at least setting aside the four walks that he issued. He struck out seven on the evening and finished his seven innings of work having thrown 101 pitches (63 strikes). Had he been a bit more economical, he could have easily pitched into the eighth or ninth inning. The Reds were not touching him. He'll try to use this as a springboard toward respectability when he brings his still-cumbersome 4.47 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into a home date with the Giants next time out. May 19 - 11:00 PM

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Jose Quintana surrendered three home runs and was tagged for six runs over 4 2/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Braves.

Ozzie Albies took Quintana deep to lead off the game and he also served up a two-run shot to Tyler Flowers and a three-run bomb to Jose Bautista that proved to be the difference in the game. He also walked three and continues to be uncharacteristically wild this season. Quintana will take a disappointing 5.23 ERA into Cincinnati this weekend.
May 14 - 6:54 PM

Jose Quintana gave up just five hits and one run over six stellar innings Wednesday in the Cubs’ lopsided win over Miami.

He racked up five strikeouts and only walked two of the 24 batters he faced. Quintana allowed just one extra-base hit, a leadoff triple to Brian Anderson in the fourth inning. Anderson would score later in the frame on Justin Bour’s groundout to second base. The Cubs jumped out to an early 9-0 lead, which obviously took some of the pressure off Quintana. The left-hander has now won three of his last four starts while lowering his ERA from 8.16 to 4.42. He’ll make his next start Tuesday in Atlanta.
May 9 - 7:09 PM

Jose Quintana was charged with three unearned runs over four innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.

A Javier Baez error opened the Cardinals' three-run second, making all of the runs unearned. Still, Quintana didn't really deserve to have his ERA drop on a night in which he walked four and threw 88 pitches to get 12 outs. His velocity is up since the beginning of the year, and the results should follow. Still, 16 walks in 30 2/3 innings just isn't like him at all.
May 5 - 12:07 AM

Jose Quintana struck out seven batters while shutting out the Brewers for seven innings during Saturday's 3-0 win.

He allowed Lorenzo Cain to reach third base with nobody out in the fourth inning but was able to strand him right there. Quintana surrendered just two hits and one walk in the gem outing. He has made five starts this year, three very bad ones and two very good ones -- with both good ones coming against the Brewers. He has thrown 13 scoreless innings this year versus Milwaukee, and allowed 17 runs in 13 2/3 frames in his other starts. Overall he is 3-1 with a 5.71 ERA.
Apr 28 - 5:43 PM

Jose Quintana allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings Sunday but earned the win against the Rockies.

Quintana served up a pair of homers in the thin mountain air, but he struck out seven while walking just one and did enough to pick up his second win of the year. It's been a pretty mixed bag thus far, and outside of a six-inning gem in Milwaukee earlier this month there hasn't been a lot to like about Quintana's early stats. That said, he's traditionally a slow starter -- April is, for his career, his worst month, statistically -- so as the weather warms up, so might he. Quintana will look for sunnier skies Saturday against the Brewers.
Apr 22 - 7:18 PM

Jose Quintana was mauled for seven runs in just 2 1/3 innings but somehow avoided a loss against the Braves on Saturday.

The Braves jumped on him early and often, with Ozzie Albies leading off the game with a dinger. Quintana struggled to find the strike zone and when he did the Braves teed off on it. He issued four free passes, allowed seven base hits and notched only one strikeout as he watched his ERA balloon from 4.50 to 8.16 after three starts. His team trailed 7-1 when he was knocked from the game, but they came back to win in the late innings.
Apr 14 - 6:43 PM

Jose Quintana tossed six scoreless innings Sunday, barely breaking a sweat in a 3-0 win over the Brewers.

Quintana gave up a pair of singles to Lorenzo Cain and a double to Jonathan Villar, but that was all the Brewers could muster against the southpaw. He also walked two while fanning six. The start was a huge improvement on his 2018 debut, in which he gave up six runs to the lowly Marlins in a loss. This Quintana was much closer to the real one, the one we should expect to see next weekend against the Braves.
Apr 8 - 6:08 PM

Jose Quintana allowed five runs in the fifth inning in a loss to the Cubs on Sunday.

Quintana didn't allow a hit in the first four innings, but it was clear that he didn't have his good stuff, and it fell apart in the fifth, and he ended up allowing six in his six innings. It's just a case of a quality hurler not having his best command, the Marlins taking advantage. Expect Quintana to be much better against the Brewers on Saturday.
Apr 1 - 4:18 PM

Jose Quintana gave up six hits and three runs over five innings Thursday in the Cubs’ Cactus League loss to the Giants.

He logged three strikeouts to go with two walks. Quintana had a slip-up in the third inning when he allowed a three-run homer to former NL MVP Buster Posey, but was otherwise excellent in what should be his final tune-up before the regular season. The 29-year-old fared well in the Cactus League, contributing a solid 3.14 ERA over four starts. He’s locked in as the Cubs’ No. 4 starter.
Mar 23 - 12:51 AM

Jose Quintana allowed one run in his 2 1/3 innings against the Indians on Wednesday in the Cactus League.

Quintana gave up two runs, but only one was earned; a solo shot by Yonder Alonso in the second inning. He gave up three hits, and walked one with no strikeouts. This was not Quintana at his best, but it's March 7, so he doesn't have to be at his best. He'll be among the best southpaws in the National League, and he should be a solid fantasy option once again in 2018.
Mar 7 - 9:15 PM

Jose Quintana pitched into the second inning in his spring debut Friday against the Angels.

Quintana walked Mike Trout in a scoreless first inning before giving up a run on three straight singles to begin the second inning. There was no reason to push him any further in his first start of the spring. Quintana saw improvement (3.74 ERA in 14 starts with 10.5 K/9, 2.2 BB/9) after coming over to the Cubs last season and could be poised for a big 2018.
Mar 2 - 7:50 PM

Jose Quintana was charged with six runs in two-plus innings Thursday in losing to the Dodgers.

Quintana allowed singles runs in the first and second innings before allowing four straight to reach to begin the third. Hector Rondon -- a surprising choice with the season on the line -- took over and gave up a grand slam to the second batter he faced, essentially ending this one early. Quintana pitched well in his previous two postseason starts (three runs -- two earned -- in 11 1/3 innings), so he shouldn't go down as the goat here.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 11:37:00 PM

Jose Quintana allowed two runs in his five innings of work Saturday, settling for a no-decision in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

Quintana and Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw finished with similar lines, but they got there in two very different ways. Whereas Kershaw struggled from the outset but limited the damage, Quintana cruised through the first four innings, facing the minimum, before things went south in the fifth. A pair of walks did him in, preceding a Yasiel Puig RBI double and Charlie Culberson RBI sac fly. He only gave up two hits and walked two on the night, but he didn't stick around long enough to earn a win or loss. Quintana should get his chance at revenge later in the series.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed Saturday that Jose Quintana will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

He'll oppose Dodgers' star southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Quintana pitched very well in his postseason debut on Monday, allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Nationals.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:16:00 AM

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SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
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2Yu Darvish
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5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
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4Pedro Strop
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