Johnny Cueto
SP SF
4 days ago

Cueto allowed a single run on five hits and three walks while striking out three batters over seven innings during Saturday's loss to the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty has held opponents to three runs or fewer in 11 of 16 starts this season and boasts a 4.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.3 K/9. Add his 5-7 record, and it's been the definition of a mediocre campaign. The Giants are a basement-dwelling club that isn't providing sufficient run support, and Cueto has merely pitched well and not great. With an opt-out clause in his contract following this season, there could be incentive for San Francisco to move Cueto to a potential contender for future assets. Considering he's no stranger to relocating, his fantasy value could skyrocket with a deal to a better club. Cueto projects to make his next start against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
5 days ago

Cueto is expected to opt out of his contract following the end of this season, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyman describes the situation as, "it would probably take an injury or major slump for Cueto not to opt out." In that case, it seems pretty clear that the 31-year-old will opt out of the six-year, $130 million contract he signed with the Giants in December of 2015. With 4 years and $84 million left on his deal at the conclusion of this year, Cueto believes that he can find a better deal elsewhere. The right-hander is open to an extension with the Giants but it is apparent that the team does not favor that outcome. This season, Cueto has posted a 4.42 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP to go along with 90 strikeouts in 15 starts for San Francisco, totaling a 5-7 record.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 week ago

Cueto (5-7) allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out four batters over seven innings during Monday's loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto has now collected just a single win through his past nine starts. His game-to-game inconsistency has been an issue, but the Giants aren't providing any run support, either. The veteran righty is having a disappointing campaign with a 4.42 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. His 8.7 K/9 helps, but fantasy owners were expecting a lot more from Cueto. He projects to face the Mets at AT&T Park in his next start.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Cueto (5-6) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto was victimized by the long ball three times between the second and third innings, bringing his season total to 16. His 1.7 HR/9 is the highest of his career and more than double last year's. Not surprisingly, Cueto's ERA has followed his HR/9 rate. At 4.57, it's the highest it's been since his rookie year. Cueto will look to get things straightened out when he takes on the Braves on Monday.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Cueto allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and four walks while striking out four during Thursday's win over Milwaukee. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's campaign of mediocrity continues, and Cueto now sports a 4.33 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. The strikeouts are solid, but it's also concerning that his underwhelming start to 2017 follows a statistical decline in the second half of last season. At this point, there's no guarantee he fully rebounds this year, either. Cueto lines up to face the Royals at AT&T Park in his next start.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Cueto (5-5) allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out nine across six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto tossed five shutout innings before faltering in the sixth and seventh innings while he was only given a single run of support. He's failed to reach the seventh inning in any of his last four starts, and during that time, he's allowed 13 runs in 24 innings to raise his ERA from 4.15 to 4.38. Aside from his great strikeout rate, he's been a shaky fantasy option this year. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Brewers.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto (5-4) turned in a quality start Sunday, firing six innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in a win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

It was a nice bounceback performance from the 31-year-old after he gave up nine runs over his last two outings. Cueto was dealing with blisters on his throwing hand in his last start, but the issue didn't present itself in this outing. The veteran still owns a sub-par 4.37 ERA -- by his standards -- but a 3.54 xFIP indicates that there are better days ahead for the Giants' interim ace.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto (finger) has been cleared to start Sunday's game against the Braves, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto revealed he was experiencing some issues with blisters during his most recent start Tuesday against the Cubs, but after reevaluating the right-hander over the weekend, team doctors cleared him to take the mound for his usual turn. While he's disappointed in 10 starts this season with a 4.64 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 64 innings, Cueto should benefit from the move back to San Francisco for Sunday's outing. He's carried a 4.00 ERA (2.56 FIP) and has allowed just one home run in 27 innings at AT&T Park.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Manager Bruce Bochey confirmed the Giants will recheck Cueto (hand) before Sunday to see if he is able to start, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto is dealing with multiple blisters on his pitching hand that could ultimately force him to miss a start, though the 31-year-old remains insistent he won't require a stint on the DL. Bochy didn't rule out the possibility of calling up a starter to fill in for Cueto on Sunday, though he said the right-handed hurler is being dealt with on a start-to-start basis as of now. More should be known about his status for Sunday after he is checked out by team doctors in the coming days.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto (4-4) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and one walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto couldn't keep the ball in the park against the Cubs, allowing three long balls over the first four innings. Cueto hasn't been quite as sharp as he was last season - his walk and home run rates are both up considerably from last year - but his offense hasn't been helping him out much, either. The Giants have scored just five runs in Cueto's last four starts, with three resulting in losses for the righty. Cueto's next start is scheduled for Sunday against R.A. Dickey and the Braves.