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Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto

Age: 34Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #123
Best / Worst #103 / #166
ADP #343




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Johnny Cueto is a candidate to start on Opening Day for Giants

Johnny Cueto is a candidate to pitch on Opening Day for the Giants this year.

Fantasy Impact

This was an honor annually given to Madison Bumgarner before he left for the Diamondbacks this off-season. Cueto returned from Tommy John surgery to pitch in September last year, posting a 5.06 ERA in 16 innings. It's worth noting that in 2018 he had a 3.23 ERA in 53 innings before undergoing Tommy John. He's basically free in drafts right now and certainly has upside if he stays healthy.

Johnny Cueto gives up three homers in final start

Johnny Cueto took the loss on Friday against the Dodgers, giving up five runs on five hits in just two innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto struck out two and walked one. The killer for him was allowing three homers, including back-to-back solo shots to Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. Cueto returned from Tommy John this month and finished with a 5.06 ERA. He showed some promise in his earlier starts, however, and is a name to remember for 2020.

Johnny Cueto throws five scoreless innings in first start of 2019

Johnny Cueto picked up the win in his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season, tossing five shutout innings while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto allowed just one hit and one walk against the Pirates. This was his first start since July of 2018. The 33-year-old should be added if you need pitching help but he has a tough matchup next time out versus the Red Sox.

Johnny Cueto has back tightness, doubtful to pitch this weekend

Johnny Cueto experienced back tightness while throwing a bullpen on Tuesday and is now doubtful to pitch versus the Dodgers this weekend.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto was set to return from Tommy John surgery this weekend but that will have to wait for now. The good news is the setback is with his back, not his elbow. Cueto could be an interesting streaming option if he pitches this season.

Johnny Cueto (elbow) could return to Giants in September

Giants manager Bruce Bochy says Johnny Cueto (elbow) has a chance to return before the end of the season.

Fantasy Impact

The benefit of Cueto pitching this year would be for him to have something to build off heading into 2020. If anything, it likely won't be more than a handful of starts. Still, it's nice to hear his rehab is progressing nicely.

Johnny Cueto


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