Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 weeks ago

According to his agent Bryce Dixon, Cueto will not opt out of the final four years of his contract with the Giants, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a lackluster 2017 season in which he posted a 4.52 ERA -- his highest ERA total since his rookie season with the Reds -- Cueto has decided to lock in the final four years of his contract with the Giants as opposed to testing the open market. The 31-year-old is owed $84 million over the remainder of his contract and will head into the 2018 season with his sights set on returning to his pre-2017 form.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto allowed four runs on 12 hits across five innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday. He struck out two and walked none.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto was touched up for two runs on five hits in the first inning before allowing a solo home run to Hunter Renfroe in the third. He labored through the fourth inning, when he allowed another run, and was pulled with 93 pitches under his belt after the fifth. So concludes a disappointing season for Cueto, who finishes with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP through 147 innings. The veteran has an opt out clause in his contract for 2017, but he seems unlikely to command as much money at this point if he did indeed sign with another club.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (8-8) picked up the win Monday after firing six innings of two-run ball with five hits, two walks and eight strikeouts in a 9-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto wasn't a lock for a strong outing against a potent Arizona lineup following his up-and-down 2017 campaign, but he proved to be up to the task and rewarded fantasy owners with his second consecutive quality start. The 31-year-old appears to have regained his dominant stuff, striking out 29 batters over his last four outings (21.2 innings). Cueto will look to finish his season on a strong note in a favorable matchup against the Padres on Sunday.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto held the Rockies to two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings Tuesday. He walked four and struck out six while receiving a no-decision in a 4-3 walkoff win.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto danced around trouble all night, needing three double plays to escape with his first quality start in September. The 31-year-old issued four walks for the second straight outing, but he was far more efficient this time around, throwing 71 of his 105 pitches for strikes. This was a rare bright spot in a season filled with disappointment, so fantasy owners should tread lightly in Cueto's next start on the road against a dangerous Arizona lineup Monday.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (7-8) lasted just 3.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out eight. He also hit a batter.

EDGE Analysis

After a pair of positive outings in a row -- including a high-degree-of-difficulty performance at Coors Field -- Cueto stumbled yet again, as he has so often this year. The veteran righty, long one of the game's most reliable arms, has seen everything go wrong this year, with his ERA (4.58) and WHIP (1.41) both at their worst levels since his rookie campaign of 2008. Assuming the Giants stay on schedule, Cueto won't start again until next Tuesday at home against Colorado, thanks to a couple off days.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto (7-7) gave up one run on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over five innings, picking up the victory over the Rockies on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners may have understandably shied away from starting Cueto at Coors Field in just his second outing back from the disabled list, but those bold enough to activate him were rewarded with a solid showing. The 31-year-old's season has been marred by injuries and underwhelming results (4.43 ERA), but his excellent track record and healthy return from the DL (2.61 ERA and 4.5 K/BB ratio in two starts) make Cueto an intriguing asset down the stretch.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto (forearm) didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 11-6 loss to the Cardinals, allowing two earned runs on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman over 5.1 innings. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto was able to hang in for 80 pitches in his first start after an extended absence, showing no ill effects from the forearm injury that had kept him out since mid-July. The 31-year-old right-hander gave up his fewest earned runs in a start since June 24, which also marked the last time he'd posted back-to-back quality starts. Cueto's numbers are mostly down across the board as compared to the last three seasons, and he'll have his hands full trying to build on Friday's encouraging outing when he takes on the Rockies at Coors Field next Wednesday.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto (forearm) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was announced earlier this week that Cueto would come off the disabled list and start Friday's game against the Cardinals, and this confirms he will do just that. Cueto has posted a sub-par 4.59 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 19 starts this season, but he will get the opportunity to return against a St. Louis squad he has had a lot of success against over the last few years.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto (forearm) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list to start Friday's game against the Cardinals, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto checked out fine after tossing a bullpen Wednesday, so he'll rejoin the Giants' rotation over the weekend ahead of his first big-league start since July 14. The 31-year-old will look to turn things around once he returns, as he's posted a disappointing 4.59 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 115.2 innings (19 starts) this season. Seeing as the Giants are well out of playoff contention, they're expected to deploy a six-man rotation the rest of the season after Cueto returns.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto will throw a bullpen Wednesday, after which the Giants will decide whether or not to insert him back into the rotation, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto got hammered in his last rehab start, as he served up eight runs (five earned) on nine hits over three innings against High-A Stockton. He believes he is ready to return, but that poor outing has the Giants doubting him. If Cueto's arm doesn't look right Wednesday, the Giants could choose to shut him down for the rest of the season.