Johnny Cueto
Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto (SP)

San Francisco Giants

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Johnny Cueto will throw live batting practice today for the San Franscico Giants. (Source: Henry Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cueto, who is not participating in the World Baseball Classic, will throw live BP today after taking care of his father in the Dominican Republic. Cueto decided to sit out of the WBC to get back into shape for the regular season. No matter what happens, Cueto will be good to go for opening day and should be one of the first pitchers taken in this years draft.

Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, a source told's Jesse Sanchez.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto's Spring Training status has been up in the air as he has been caring for his father, who has been struggling with chronic health issues. Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Cueto has now made travel arrangements for him and his father to arrive in Scottsdale, Ariz., sometime Friday. Cueto had reportedly been throwing live batting practice in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Thursday that he will refrain from setting a schedule for Cueto's throwing sessions until he and his staff can evaluate him in person. This is a situation to monitor for potential fantasy owners, as Cueto may not be ready to start the season.

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Johnny Cueto has a strained groin and will miss his scheduled start on Sunday. Cueto lasted five scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday before leaving with this groin injury. He is 17-5 with a 2.79 ERA this season. (Source: McCovey Chronicles)

Fantasy Impact: Cueto was worked very hard during the 2015 season and postseason, so the Giants would like to have him fresh for a playoff run in 2016. This is unfortunate for fantasy owners that have seen him allow two runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts, but the playoff race comes first for San Francisco.

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Johnny Cueto allowed two runs on five hits in a complete game victory on Thursday, striking out seven batters and walking one. Cueto is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.74 WHIP in September, striking out 18 batters in 23 innings pitched. He is 16-5 with a 2.86 ERA this season and he will pitch on September 20 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts and his seven starts are the most since striking out 10 batters on August 3. He is 3-4 with a 3.55 ERA in the second half, striking out 66 batters in 76 innings. Current Dodgers have a .655 OPS in 186 career at-bats against Cueto and he is 9-2 with a 2.92 ERA on the road this season.

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Johnny Cueto regaining ace form

Mon, Sep 12th 7:36pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Johnny Cueto allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Cueto is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 0.79 WHIP this month, striking out 11 batters in 14 innings. He is 15-5 this season and will start September against the Cardinals in San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto now has a 2.90 ERA this season and has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. Unfortunately, he is only 2-2 in those starts, but this is an improvement on his previous four starts, where he allowed three runs or more in each start. Current Cardinals have a .694 OPS in 172 career at-bats against Cueto and he is 6-3 with a 2.88 ERA at home this season.

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Johnny Cueto lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, marking his shortest start of the season. He allowed four runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out five. The loss dropped Cueto to 14-5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto was pitching well until he ran into trouble in the fifth inning, and just couldn't get out of it. The four walks were pretty uncharacteristic of Cueto, who had just 34 walks in his previous 26 starts. Expect Cueto to bounce back in his next start, though it will be a tough matchup against the Cubs.

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San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto gave up his only run of the game on a solo home run by Justin Turner in Wednesday's 1-0 loss. He had six strikeouts to go along with four hits and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: The loss put Cueto's record at 14-4 on the season though he only has one win this month. His ERA is still low at 2.86 on the season and is definitely an elite fantasy pitcher.

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Johnny Cueto has allowed at least three earned runs in each of his last four starts, allowing four home runs. Cueto does not have a decision in August, but has a 5.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 19 1/3 innings. He is 13-3 with a 2.97 ERA and will face the Mets on August 19.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto was 13-1 at the All-Star break, but has lost each of his two decisions in the second half and has allowed three runs or more in five of his six starts. He has also struck out five batters or less in three of his last four starts and has seen his ERA jump from 2.47 at the All-Star break to its current 2.97. Current Mets have a .674 OPS in 188 at-bats against Cueto and he is 5-2 with a 2.74 ERA at home this season.

Johnny Cueto allowed five runs over five innings in Monday's no-decision against the Marlins. Cueto gave up six hits and one walk, while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto's second half has to be a little troubling for fantasy owners, as he now has a 5.02 in his five starts since the All-Star break. Although owners can normally write off little blips in the radar like this, it's worth remembering that Cueto struggled mightily in the second half of the 2015 season, too. Cueto will look to right the ship this weekend against the Orioles.

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Johnny Cueto took a loss as the Giants were downed 4-2 to lose their eighth game in their last ten. Cueto yielded three earned runs in five innings.

Fantasy Impact: The runs in five innings aren't particularly concerning, but Cueto's been consistently high with his innings pitched this season. The Nationals are one of baseball's best teams so the outing isn't particularly concerning. He should bounce back in his next outing.

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Johnny Cueto allowed one run (no earned runs) on six hits in six innings, striking out nine batters and walking one batter in a no-decision against the Yankees. Cueto has a 3.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in July, registering two quality starts in his four starts. He has a 13-2 record and 2.53 ERA this season and will face the Nationals on July 28.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto has struck out eight or more batters in three of his last four starts and has boosted his strikeouts per nine to 8.09. One cautionary trend is that Cueto has only induced 10 or more ground ball outs once in his last four starts after inducing 10 or more ground ball outs in five straight starts. Current Nationals' batters have a .488 OPS in 120 at-bats against Cueto, but Jayson Werth is 7-for-23 against the Giants' ace.

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Johnny Cueto was bounced after five innings for just the second time this season, yielding four earned runs. He struggled; walking three and getting just four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto was battling illness and almost didn't make the start, so this blip is nothing to worry about. He is still one of the few pitchers this year who hasn't had semi-regular blowups.

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Giants starter Johnny Cueto will get the nod for the National League in tomorrow nights All-Star game. He will be facing off against White Sox ace Chris Sale. (Source: Evan Drellich on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: One of the best free-agent signings this off season. Cueto deserves the recognition for a great first half. Johnny leads all national league pitchers in wins and tallies a 2.47 ERA.

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Johnny Cueto pitched a complete game as the Giants took down the Rockies. He allowed one run while giving up five hits and a walk. He struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce Bochy wasn't going to let the pen blow another one like they did last night. Cueto had a rough couple of outings, but he's good for at least six innings and as many strikeouts every time he takes the ball. With Matt Harvey hitting the DL and other players ahead of him slipping, Cueto may be reaching SP1 status.

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The Giants won 15-4 in Pittsburgh, and the game wasn't even that close. Cueto went 6.2 innings, yielding one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 2.06.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto started to lose his command, plunking Sean Rodriguez shortly before he was pulled. He may have only had six innings in him today but he was still dominant. He's been unconscious and is one of the best second SPs in the league. Cueto faded down the stretch last season, so if you're itchy about his prospects in the second half, he may be a huge sell high option. If you don't trade him, enjoy the ride.

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Johnny Cueto notched his NL-leading, 10th win, Wednesday at home against the hapless Brewers. Cueto punched out nine over seven innings of one-run ball.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto now has eight consecutive quality starts and has his season ERA down to 2.10. The Giants' righty is having the best year of his career and should continue to perform at a similar level.

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Johnny Cueto gave up only two runs in eight innings of work. He struck out eight and yielded only three base runners.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto pitched well, as he has all year. He didn't earn win #10, but his ERA now stands at a sparkling 2.16. He takes on the Brewers Wednesday.

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Johnny Cueto now 9-1

Mon, Jun 6th 6:08pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Johnny Cueto allowed one run (none earned) over six innings against the Cardinals on Friday, moving to 9-1 this season. Cueto has a 2.16 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, winning six decisions in a row for the Giants. He will face the Dodgers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto has seen his ERA drop over each of his last six starts and has 10 quality starts in 12 starts this season. Futhermore, Cueto has allowed one run or less in eight of his starts this season, cementing his status as an SP1. Current Dodgers' batters have 132 at-bats against Cueto and have a limp ..696 OPS, even though Chase Utley is 10-for-26 against the Giants' ace.

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Johnny Cueto defeats the Rockies

Sun, May 29th 10:48pm EDT
By Jeff Krisko

Johnny Cueto notched his eighth win of the season, going six innings and yielding two runs. He struck out five and allowed eight base runners.

Fantasy Impact: The eight hits and walks weren't a great sign, but Cueto only yielded one run from his trouble (the other was a Trevor Story home run). Cueto is showing his show plays anywhere and everywhere, and is creeping up into high SP2 territory with no signs of slowing. His next start will be a test in St. Louis next week.

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Johnny Cueto pitched all nine innings today, earning the win on a ludicrous Hunter Pence pinch-hit pop up. He struck out six, walked nobody and yielded two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Surprisingly, Cueto was the second most impressive NL West pitcher as Kershaw went the distance with seven Ks. Cueto is a workhorse and is a borderline SP1/SP2, mostly due to low K/9 numbers. He is definitely enjoying his new digs in AT&T Park.

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After giving up a run in the second inning, Cueto yielded only two hits for the remainder of the game. He struck out eight and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto has dominated this season, carrying a 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through 75 IP. He's locked in as a top-twenty SP. With the victory, Cueto moves to 6-1.

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Johnny Cueto allowed two runs on eight hits with two walks and nine strikeouts over seven innings in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: It was another fantastic outing for Cueto, especially considering he moved from his pitcher-friendly home park to Arizona for the game. He moved his ERA and WHIP below 3.00 and 1.20 on the season with Thursday's effort. His advanced metrics would indicate that what he's shown so far is sustainable. While he's susceptible to a blowup, as shown already this season, he should be a strong fantasy contributor, especially considering his home park.

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Johnny Cueto pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday against the Rockies. He allowed eight hits and one walk, striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Nice bounce-back start from Cueto after last week's hiccup against the Reds. Although it obviously would have been nice for him to get the win, Cueto's start put to rest any lingering concerns. He should continue to be a high-end number two starter in mixed leagues. His next start should come next week against the Diamondbacks.

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Johnny Cueto was cruising through the first two innings and then fell off the map in the third, where he allowed six runs, and the Giants 3-0 lead went to a 6-3 deficit. Cueto came back strong and was able to keep the Reds lead through the fifth to three runs. Cueto allowed seven hits and six earned with two walks, eight strikeouts, and two walks. The biggest was allowing three runs on a home run by Joey Votto.

Fantasy Impact: Johnny Cueto has been dominant since coming over to the Bay Area, He sports a 4-1 record with a 3.61 ERA which includes 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings with only seven walks. Cueto has gone seven innings or more in his last five starts prior to today's game.

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Johnny Cueto twirls a gem

Wed, Apr 27th 12:50am EDT
By Jeff Krisko

Cueto completed a complete game shutout of the Padres. He gave up eight base runners and struck out eleven batters.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto dialed it up a notch tonight against an iffy Padres offense. The hurler had an acceptable 3.49 ERA, but his K/9 were low, even by Cueto standards and his 1.09 WHIP showed he was due for a lowering of that ERA. He's settling in as the Giants #2 behind Madison Bumgarner. He gets the Mets in Citi Field on Sunday.

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Johnny Cueto gave up five earned runs in the first inning and ended up giving up six overall. He walked two and struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto was struggling with the muddy mound, slippery field and general ineffectiveness. He calmed down after allowing five runs to score with seven base runners making it on in the first. It was a miracle he made it through seven. Cueto has struggled early in both his starts, but his eight strikeouts today portend clear skies ahead. His two high ERA starts create a buy-low opportunity for you.

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Cueto needed less than 100 pitches to go seven innings. He struggled early, giving up a run and four of his six hits in the first three innings before settling down. He only struck out four, but did not walk any batters.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto's velocity was down throughout the game, but his movement was as-advertised. The Giants' big free agency acquisition is looking to bounce back to his back-end SP1/high-end SP2 value and produce a potent one-two punch with Madison Bumgarner. He was bailed out by the Giants' great defense more than once, but luckily he gets to play in front of them all season.

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Johnny Cueto is scheduled to make his next start as planned. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: After being worried for a bit, Cueto seems fine and should be drafted as he would have been before the injury. Johnny should be within the first ten pitchers taken.

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Johnny Cueto was hit in the head with a line drive during Monday's spring training game.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce Bochy believes that Cueto will be fine. We hope so as Cueto should see his numbers improve as he moves back to an NL team. Keep an eye on the story to see if the injury will linger or we can draft him as is.

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Johnny Cueto taken to hospital

Mon, Mar 14th 11:29pm EDT
By Israel Katz

Johnny Cueto was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head with a line drive and is undergoing concussion protocol.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto had surrendered three runs in three innings of work during his spring outing. Once we have an update on Cueto's injury please check back with FantasyPros as we will be monitoring the injury all the way through.

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The Giants pushed back Johnny Cueto's first Spring Training start, citing his heavy workload last season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bruce Bochy has hopefully learned a thing or two about managing innings. Cueto's health is a concern given his forearm tightness last year that ends up as Tommy John surgery. Cueto is a top-twenty starting pitcher but his recent usage carries a good amount of injury risk, as well.

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.