Latest Update Cubs Do Not Plan on Shutting Jake Arrieta Down Early Tue Aug, 19, 10:45 AM
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.
Arrieta has never thrown more than 120 innings in a season, but if he maintains his current throwing schedule, he'll likely only pitch 160-170 innings this year which is a perfectly acceptable increase in innings. Continue to roll with him during this breakout season and make sure you start him this week when he faces his old team, the Orioles.Analyst: Howard Bender
Arrieta had another strong performance and has now allowed just two runs in the 14.1 innings since that nightmarish start against the Rockies in Colorado. That aberration should be a distant memory already for you as it simply wasn't representative of his talent and the way he's pitched all year long. In fact, he's got 12 quality starts in his last 13 outings and has posted an outstanding 2.61 ERA with a 122:31 K:BB over 117.1 innings this season. Continue to view him as a high-quality starter and keep him active for his next start which comes against his former team, the Orioles.Analyst: Howard Bender
After surrendering a season-high nine runs in his previous start, Arrieta got back on track Monday night but was a tough-luck loser in the Cubs loss to the Brew Crew. He is now 6-4 with a 2.77 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through 18 starts, while owning an impressive 113:29 K:BB rate over 110.1 innings. As long as he continues to keep the ball in the park (only 4 HR allowed) and keep his walks at a respectable rate, there is no reason to think his recent success can't carry on through the final seven weeks of the season He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Mets on Saturday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
While it was a Rockies starting lineup that was without Tulo or Michael Cuddyer, it was a lineup that saw the return of Carlos Gonzalez to it, who made a splash in his return going 3-fro-5 with two-run home run. Also consider the game was in Coors, so it should not be a surprise that Arrieta had his struggles Wednesday. Now may be as good a time as any to buy low on the Cubs righty considering he had allowed more than three runs for just the second time this season and for you dynasty league owners he is just 28-years old and is on a team whose future seems pretty bright, at least from an offensive prospective.Analyst: Michael Pichan