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Jake Arrieta
ERA W-L K
1.72 9-0 67
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 22.11
Position: SPBorn: 3/6/1986 Birthplace: Farmington, Missouri
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 5th Round by Orioles (2007)


Latest News
May 26 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Arrieta joined the White Sox's Chris Sale as the only nine-game winners in the majors. Arrieta allowed four runs in a regular-season game for the first time since June 16, 2015.
May 21 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Arrieta improved to 8-0 on Friday with an 8-1 victory in San Francisco.
Analysis: Arrieta, owner of an MLB-best 1.29 ERA, gave up one run in seven innings while fanning eight. The Chicago Cubs won in Arrieta's 22nd consecutive start going back to last season, with their ace going 19-0 over that stretch. They won on the road for the 24th time in 29 games as they snapped San Francisco's eight-game winning streak.
May 15 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Arrieta struck out 11 in eight innings Saturday in another dominant effort. He allowed three hits and two runs.
Analysis: Arrieta improved to 18-0 with a microscopic 0.75 ERA in 20 regular-season starts since Aug. 1. The Cubs have won his last 21 starts, extending a franchise record.
May 9 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Arrieta wasn't at his best on Sunday, but his unbeaten streak continued on in the Cubs' 13-inning win over Washington.
Analysis: The reigning NL Cy Young winner allowed three runs - two earned - while throwing 100 pitches through a laborious five innings. Arrieta is 17-0 with a minuscule 0.76 ERA in 20 starts since last losing to Philadelphia on July 25, 2015.
May 4 12:35 PM PT1:35 PM MT2:35 PM CT3:35 PM ET15:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE2:35 PM CT-Arrieta dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates yet again, scattering two hits in seven shutout innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Seven months after shutting the Pirates down in the NL wild card playoff, Arrieta allowed only singles to Sean Rodriguez in the second and Francisco Cervelli in the seventh. Arrieta (6-0) struck out five and walked two while lowering his ERA to 0.84. The Cubs have won each of Arrieta's last 19 starts. He became the first Chicago pitcher to win each of his first six starts in a season since Mordecai Brown won his first 11 starts in 1908.
Apr. 29 11:37 PM PT12:37 AM MT1:37 AM CT2:37 AM ET2:37 ET6:37 GMT14:37 11:37 PM MST1:37 AM EST2:07 AM VEN10:37 UAE1:37 AM CT-Arrieta's bid for a second straight no-hitter ended after his fifth pitch Thursday, and he had his scoreless streak at Wrigley Field snapped at 52 2/3 innings. The Chicago Cubs ace still improved to 5-0 and won his 16th consecutive decision with a 7-2 victory over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Jonathan Villar led off the game with an opposite-field, broken-bat single over third base. Arrieta finished with one run, three hits and four walks allowed in five innings, the first run he's given up at home since July 25. His run of consecutive quality starts also ended at 24, two shy of Bob Gibson's record from 1967-68. Arrieta's streak of consecutive winning decisions is the longest since Jose Contreras of the White Sox won 17 in a row from August 2005-July 2006.
Apr. 26 5:18 PM PT6:18 PM MT7:18 PM CT8:18 PM ET20:18 ET0:18 GMT8:18 5:18 PM MST7:18 PM EST7:48 PM VEN4:18 UAE (+1)7:18 PM CT-Arrieta says it is "flattering" that "some of the best players in the game" are spreading rumors that Arrieta is using performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: The National League Cy Young Award winner and Chicago Cubs ace didn't name names Tuesday but said his teammates have heard rumors from other players that the right-hander has used PEDs to fuel his emergence with the Cubs. The 30-year-old Arrieta credited his career turnaround to a comprehensive workout program and eating well. Manager Joe Maddon added "command and confidence" to the mix.
Apr. 21 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Arrieta pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
Analysis: The reigning NL Cy Young winner threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season. Arrieta (4-0) struck out six, walked four and allowed only six balls hit out of the infield. He threw 119 pitches, retiring Eugenio Suarez on a routine flyball to right field to end it. Arrieta also no-hit the Dodgers 2-0 last Aug. 30, part of one of the best pitching stretches in club history.
Apr. 17 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET19:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)6:08 PM CT-Arrieta continues to be lights out for the Cubs. He allowed five hits with eight strikeouts over eight innings of Saturday's 6-2 win over the Rockies.
Analysis: He has not allowed a run in his last 48 2/3 innings - dating to last July - at home.
Apr. 11 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Arrieta pitched seven solid innings and hit a mammoth homer in a 7-3 win over Arizona on Sunday.
Analysis: His 442-foot blast is the longest by a pitcher since 2009.
Apr. 5 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Arrieta picked up where he left off last season, shutting out the Angels over seven innings in Monday's opener.
Analysis: He surrendered two hits while walking one and striking out six.
Mar. 25 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET23:50 ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST11:20 PM VEN7:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Arrieta said he isn't worried about the blood blister on his right thumb.
Analysis: The NL Cy Young Award winner was limited to a third of an inning Thursday. "It's business as usual today," Arietta said Friday. "It won't be a problem at all."
Mar. 1 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-As expected, NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta will start the Chicago Cubs' season opener.
Analysis: Arrieta led the majors in wins while going 22-6 and posting a 1.77 ERA last year. His ERA after the All-Star break was 0.75.
Feb. 5 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET23:38 ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST12:08 AM VEN8:38 UAE10:38 PM CT-Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service.
Analysis: Arrieta, who turns 30 in March, had a breakout season last year, helping the Cubs to an NL wild card. The NL Cy Young Award winner finished with a 22-6 record and a 1.77 ERA, easily cruising past most of his previous career highs. Arrieta made $3.63 million last year. He had asked for $13 million and the team had offered $7.5 million, the largest gap among players who filed for arbitration.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 Bal 6 6 0 - 0 18 18 0 100.1 106 57 52 9 48 3 52 1.53 4.66
2011 Bal 10 8 0 - 0 22 22 0 119.1 115 70 67 21 59 2 93 1.46 5.05
2012 Bal 3 9 0 - 0 24 18 0 114.2 122 82 79 16 35 3 109 1.37 6.20
2013 Bal 1 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 23.2 25 19 19 2 17 1 23 1.77 7.23
2013 ChC 4 2 0 - 0 9 9 0 51.2 34 22 21 7 24 0 37 1.12 3.66
2013 Tot 5 4 0 - 0 14 14 0 75.1 59 41 40 9 41 1 60 1.33 4.78
2014 ChC 10 5 0 - 0 25 25 1 156.2 114 46 44 5 41 2 167 0.99 2.53
2015 ChC 22 6 0 - 0 33 33 4 229.0 150 52 45 10 48 2 236 0.86 1.77
2016 ChC 9 0 0 - 0 10 10 1 68.0 40 14 13 3 21 1 67 0.90 1.72
Career 65 38 0 - 0 146 140 6 863.1 706 362 340 73 293 14 784 1.16 3.54

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Bal 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000
2011 Bal 22 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2012 Bal 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .250 .000
2013 ChC 9 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 .133 .133 .133
2013 Tot 14 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 .133 .133 .133
2014 ChC 26 39 3 7 2 1 0 3 2 16 0 0 .179 .220 .282
2015 ChC 33 79 5 12 1 1 2 2 1 45 0 0 .152 .163 .266
2016 ChC 10 23 2 5 0 0 1 4 3 9 0 0 .217 .308 .348
Career 147 166 10 27 3 2 3 12 8 84 0 0 .163 .201 .259

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 ChC Total 2 1 0 - 0 3 3 1 19.2 14 8 8 2 4 1 28 3.66
    WC 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 1 9.0 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 5 4 4 1 2 0 9 6.35
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 4 4 4 1 2 1 8 7.20
Career 2 1 0 - 0 3 3 1 19.2 14 8 8 2 4 1 28 3.66

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 ChC Total 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 .000 .167 .000
    WC 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000 .333 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 .000 .167 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 612 97 90 93.8 60.83
Curveball 128 83 77 80.7 12.72
Slider 227 93 83 89 22.56
Changeup 39 91 85 88.6 3.88

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