Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 day ago

Arrieta (7-6) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and six walks across four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta struggled to gain a grasp of the strike zone in this one, throwing just 54 percent of his pitches for strikes while issuing six walks for just the fourth time in his big league career. He also failed to control the Nats' baserunners in any fashion, yielding six stolen bases to help the opposing offense manufacture runs. This poor performance also continued a disturbing recent trend of short outings for Arrieta, who has failed to complete five innings in three of his last four starts. He owns an ugly 17:11 K:BB over 20 innings during that span and will look to right the ship Sunday against the Reds.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
6 days ago

Arrieta (7-5) gave up one run on six hits while striking out three over seven innings in a win over the Marlins on Thursday. He did not issue a walk.

EDGE Analysis

After failing to complete five in back-to-back starts, Arrieta tied a season high with seven innings Thursday, and he did so on just 82 pitches. A second-inning homer off the bat of Marcell Ozuna was all the Marlins could muster against Arrieta. It was a strong performance, but Arrieta has now recorded five strikeouts or fewer in three of his last four starts, and his upcoming two-step includes a daunting road matchup at Washington.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Arrieta gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in 4.2 innings against the Pirates on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

His miserable season continues, as he failed to get out of the fifth inning for the second start in a row. All the advanced metrics and projection systems point to better days ahead for Arrieta. His 3.82 xFIP and 79:23 K:BB in 73 innings are particularly encouraging indicators. His next start will be Thursday in Miami.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Arrieta has a cut on his right thumb, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports. "It just comes from throwing -- it's not like he's been cut by a knife or anything," manager Joe Maddon said Monday. "It's just one of those skin issues where your finger actually splits a little bit, so we backed off on his throwing in between starts last time. We'll probably do the same thing this time."

EDGE Analysis

It doesn't sound like the Cubs expect this issue to cost Arrieta time, but they are being proactive, limiting his workload on the side. Arrieta labored through 4.1 innings in Sunday's start against Colorado -- the third time this season he's failed to complete five innings -- with his ERA increasing to 4.68 following the short outing. Much has been made of Arrieta's decreased velocity over the past couple seasons, and his groundball rate is down significantly from a year ago, but his strikeout and walk rates provide some reason for optimism.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Arrieta (6-4) did not factor into the decision in Sunday's win over the Rockies. He pitched 4.1 innings and allowed four earned runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

After back-to-back quality starts, Arrieta was much less effective in this one. His ERA is up to 4.68 on the season, but his 4.10 FIP and career-best 9.74 K/9 suggest that he should be a bit better than he showed on Sunday, though a return to his 2014 and 2015 form is probably out of the question. He'll face the Pirates on Saturday in his next start, which should be an easier matchup.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Arrieta (6-4) gave up two runs on two hits and three walks over six innings against the Marlins on Tuesday. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a tough year for Arrieta and those fantasy owners who paid an ace's price to acquire him, but the peripherals paint a far rosier picture than his current 4.46 ERA does. After all, his FIP is nearly a full point lower at 3.57, and Arrieta's sitting on a career-best 10.0 K/9 as well as a career-worst 66.6 percent strand rate. No, he's not the superstar that he was over 2014 and 2015, but Arrieta remains a credible fantasy starter in essentially any format.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta (5-4) allowed only one run on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out seven but came away with a no-decision in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

It was just Arrieta's fifth quality start in 11 trips to the mound as he's been hit hard when he does get hit, but the 31-year-old still has a very impressive 71:17 K:BB through 62.2 innings. He'll try to stay in a groove in his next start Tuesday at home against the Marlins.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta (5-4) struck out nine but gave up four earned runs on five hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander was outdueled by the stellar Alex Wood but turned in a strong outing in his own right, despite sprinkling in a few mistakes and getting no run support. Arrieta notched 15 swinging strikes on the night over his 95 pitches and notched his second-highest strikeout total of the season. His problems were primarily with the long ball, as he yielded a 413-foot solo shot to center in the third to Chase Utley and a 426-foot blast to Adrian Gonzalez with Corey Seager aboard in the sixth. Arrieta will look to bounce back with a win against the Padres at Petco Park next Wednesday.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta (5-3) allowed an unearned run on five hits while walking one and striking out six over six innings in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta's efficient performance Sunday snapped a two-start losing streak for him and lowered his ERA to 4.80 on the season. He had been struggling in the first inning of his starts with an 11.25 ERA, but he held Milwaukee off the board early despite a leadoff double by Jonathan Villar. The former Cy Young winner should see better results moving forward, as he's been hurt by a 14.3 HR/FB and .345 BABIP, which is reflected in his 3.75 xFIP.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta, whose Saturday start was postponed, will start Sunday against the Brewers, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will likely still face Chase Anderson, who was scheduled to start Saturday for the Brewers. Arrieta's owners will get him on an extra day of rest thanks to Saturday's rain out.