Latest Update Jake Arriets settles for no-decision after quality start Sat Jul, 26, 07:50 PM
Has an ideal pitchers' frame. Is a good strike-thrower who can pitch to contact effectively. Also boasts strikeout ability. Can both start and relieve.
Flaws: : Can be a little too hittable at times. Needs to work on his stamina to be able to go deeper in ball games. Generally, he lacks consistency in the big leagues.
There isn't much to complain about from this start, as Arrieta continues to be great for the Cubs. On the season he has a 2.12 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Expect this to continue as his 2.14 FIP comfirms that his performance is for real. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Arrieta battled through an illness on Sunday, but managed to strikeout eight batters over 6.2 innings despite finding himself in the wrong side of the decision. He is now 5-2 with a 2.12 ERA and 1.01 WHIP through 14 starts while owning a solid 93:25 KP:BB rate over 85.0 innings. Although he has shown very little over the course of his career to back this season's production, as long as he continues to limit the long ball (2 HR allowed) maintain a solid 1.10 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio, he is still a must-own fantasy option even if his .201 BAA takes a hit in the second half. The Cubs ace will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Cardinals on Saturday. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Cubs new staff ace may be dealing with a stomach virus, but it certainly didn't stop him from posting another solid outing on Sunday. Although he took the loss, Arrieta allowed three runs through 6.2 innings of work, striking out eight batters along the way. If this is how good he performs when sick, fantasy owners can live with that. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Some extra rest can't hurt as Arrieta is having himself a career-year and a day or two more isn't going to affect his rhythm or performance at this point. If he can post ratios even close to the 1.95 ERA and 9.77 K/9 he put up in the first half, well then he's a fantasy god. But if he can still keep the overall ERA under 3.20, we'd all probably still be happy with him.Analyst: Howard Bender