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Johnny Cueto (SP)

San Francisco Giants

Bats: R, Throws: R

Johnny Cueto (29 years old) has agreed to sign a six-year, $130 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cueto did not play his best ball after being traded from the Reds to the Royals, but pitched a complete game two-hitter in the second game of the World Series. He finished with a 3.44 ERA, 176 strikeouts, and an 11-13 record. He now joins a rotation that'll have Madison Bumgarner and recently signed Jeff Samardzija to form a formidable top 3.


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Cueto pitched six innings giving up four runs. He allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out five. He put the Royals in a 4-1 hole but they came back to win the game 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: He was not the dominant pitcher that fans dreamed of when he was traded to the Royals but he did enough to keep a good Astros offense to four runs.


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Cueto gave up three runs in seven innings on Thursday. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out five. He picked up his third win as a Royal.

Fantasy Impact: It was his second straight solid outing after five bad ones. He is still very talented so fans of the Royals and his fantasy owners hope this is a sign he is turning the corner.


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Cueto went seven innings giving up two runs. He allowed eight hits and walked one while striking out four. He did not get a decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was a solid outing after five straight poor ones. It is hard to rely on him at the moment in fantasy but fans of the Royals are likely relieved to see some signs of the talented pitcher the team traded for.


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Cueto went six and one third inning giving up eight runs (seven earned). He allowed eleven hits and walked one while striking out only three.

Fantasy Impact: He has been hit very hard his last five outings where he has given up more runs total than innings pitched. He is still a very talented arm so he may turn it around. If you are in a long term league and his owner is panicking, take advantage.


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Johnny Cueto drilled on Sunday

Mon, Sep 7th 1:25am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Cueto only lasted three innings giving up five runs. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: He has a lot more talent than this performance shows. He is a buy low candidate for long term leagues or for next year's draft if he slides.


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Johnny Cueto surrendered six earned runs for the second consecutive start in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles. Cueto surrendered eight hits, including three home runs, with one walk and eight strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: After logging four quality starts in his first four appearances with the Royals, Cueto has struggled over his last two outings. While injuries have been an issue for Cueto, it doesn't appear this is anything more than two rocky outings. There's no reason Cueto can't revert to his previous impressive form moving forward.


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Cueto pitched six innings allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks, while sticking out seven in the Royals 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays in eleven innings.

Fantasy Impact: In a tough matchup for his first start for the Royals, Cueto turned in a quality start with seven strike outs, receiving a no decision. Cueto will face the struggling Detroit Tigers in his next start on Wednesday.


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With the trade to the Royals finalized, Johnny Cueto is set to make his first start Thursday in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: While the trade to KC should be a good one for him, now getting the league's best defense and bullpen behind him, his first start is less than ideal against a tough Blue Jays team in hitter friendly Rogers Centre.


According to a source, a deal was made Sunday that will send Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move is a great one for Cueto and the Royals as Cueto will now be pitching for a contender and also will move from the hitter friendly confines of Great American Ball Park to the bigger outfield of Kauffman Stadium.


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The Houston Astros are in the market for a top-of-the-rotation SP, and Jon Heyman of reports the team is targeting Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto. (Source: Jon Heyman)

Fantasy Impact: Cueto has faced injury questions this season, and he's going to be a free agent this winter. These factors likely make him less expensive than other SP options on the market, including Cole Hamels. They also make him a riskier addition.


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Johnny Cueto underwent MRI due to elbow discomfort, but results were negative.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto's spot in the rotation next appears Sunday against Washington. The Reds have yet to name a starter, presumably awaiting the prognosis of the right-handed phenom. The next few starts will be crucial for both the Reds and Cueto. The anticipated trade value of Johnny is very high, but will become dependent on his upcoming performance.


Johnny Cueto faces familiar foe in the Milwaukee Brewers

Fantasy Impact: It took a career high 125 pitches for Reds ace Johnny Cueto to pick up his first win of the season in his latest outing. Johnny worked 8 innings, gave up 1 earned run, and struck out 8 Brewers in a masterful performance. Cueto will face the Brewers again Tuesday night, a team he has dominated in the past, only losing 3 times in 17 starts. Cueto remains expensive for DFS players, listed at $10,400 on FanDuel, but will once again be a worthwhile play as he asserts his dominance over Milwaukee for the second time in six days.


Johnny Cueto takes the hill for the Reds on Opening Day (Source: Gameday Preview)

Fantasy Impact: Johnny Cueto will take the mound in Cincinnati tomorrow afternoon, for what is all but sure to be his final Opening Day start for the Reds. Cueto is in the final year of his contract and looks to take the first step toward consecutive 20 win seasons. Johnny will match up with familiar foe and division rival Pittsburgh. Over the past three seasons Cueto has dominated the Buccos, he boasts a sub 2 ERA, an 8-1 win loss record in 12 starts, and notched 68 strikeouts in 89 innings. Johnny Cueto finished the spring looking sharp and appears ready for his full workload.


Johnny Cueto strikes out seven

Thu, Apr 2nd 2:02pm EDT
By Robert Klein

Cueto struck out seven Diamondbacks pitching five innings Wednesday in Arizona's 3-0 win over the Reds. Cueto's one big mistake was a three-run double to Yasmany Tomas in the fourth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto appears to be rounding into form for the start of the season. The seven strikeouts is a good sign. He will be an unrestricted free agent this season which should give him plenty of motivation to have a great season.


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Johnny Cueto returns to DR

Fri, Mar 20th 4:08pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Bryan Price confirmed that Johnny Cueto returned home to the Dominican Republic for a family issue. He will work out at the team facility in DR while he’s gone. (Source: C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is unclear how long Johnny Cueto will be away but with a couple of weeks before opening day, he should still be a safe pick to make his first start. It is worth monitoring this situation.


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Johnny Cueto will no longer utilize personal catcher. (Source: C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported earlier this week that Reds ace Johnny Cueto will no longer pitch to a personal catcher. No reason was provided for the removal of Cuetos battery mate, but a look at the offensive production from the players who recently filled that role make it easy to speculate. Johnny was sensational in 2014 as he won 20 games and finished top 5 in both ERA and Strikeouts among all MLB pitchers. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, who recently inked a 4 year deal with the club, said he wants to catch 161 games this season. If he can provide Cueto the same stability behind the plate as prior offensively challenged catchers, the run support his bat creates will be applauded by a pitcher who ranked only 75th in run support last season. Johnny Cueto is in position to surpass the 20 win mark again in 2015.