The Week That Was: “Selling High on Cueto”

The case for selling high on Johnny Cueto highlights this week’s Week That Was: 

Johnny CuetoJohnny Cueto was great again Thursday, throwing a complete game shutout while allowing just three hits while striking out eight. Let’s give credit where credit is due.  His numbers are just ridiculous: 1.25 ERA, 76K in 72 IP with a 0.71 WHIP.  Should you ride this horse all the way to fantasy nirvana and first place at the finish line?  No.  Yup, you read that correctly – the answer is no.  Of course, we are all rooting for Cueto to stay healthy and continue his magical season (especially my unabashed Reds fan colleagues Doug Dennis and Jeff Erickson).  However, the reality is that Cueto is on pace for about 230-240 innings and is simply unlikely to accomplish that feat.  In the last six years, Cueto has pitched 200+ innings only once and 175+ innings only twice.  Thus, the odds are that the hard throwing diminutive righty is likely...

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