Matt Cain

Matt Cain

SP,RP - SF
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 33Bats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

Next Game

SD @ SF
Sat, 4/29 9:05pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank N/A
Projection (?) 14.1 pts

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4%
 
ESPN
7%

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Matt Cain pitches well against the Dodgers

Matt Cain looked good Monday night against the Dodgers, throwing six shutout innings while giving up just two hits and one walk. Cain also struck out three on the evening.

Fantasy Impact

Cain's solid performance lowered his ERA on the year to 2.42 as he improved to a record of 2-0. His rotation spot was in question entering the season but he has definitely earned himself a longer leash. In the right matchups, there may be some fantasy usefulness here after all.

Matt Cain pitches well against the Royals

Matt Cain fired seven innings of one run ball Tuesday night against the Royals. He gave up four hits, walked two, and struck out three as well.

Fantasy Impact

Cain was pitching on the road in this one so it's unlikely he was started by most fantasy owners. While he would have helped in ERA last night the strikeouts haven't been there. He will remain a matchup based streamer moving forward.

Matt Cain struggles in his first start of 2017

Making his 2017 debut, Matt Cain lasted just 4 1/3 innings pitched, giving up four runs, six hits, and three walks while striking out three. Cain also surrendered two home runs in spacious Petco Park.

Fantasy Impact

Both home runs were hit by up-and-coming star Manuel Margot. Still, it's not what you want to see from someone pitching at Petco. Cain will have some time to show what he can do but isn't a lock to remain in the rotation all season. He can't be trusted as a fantasy option until proven otherwise.

Matt Cain chased in the third

Matt Cain lasted only 2.1 innings in his latest start, giving up three home runs in a losing effort.

Fantasy Impact

Woof. Cain has pitched 6.2 innings in his last three starts combined and yielded eight runs in that time frame. Frequently injured and completely ineffective when he pitches, The Giants still owe him $20,000,000 next year and a $7.5 million buyout. It might be the worst pitcher contract now that Barry Zito (Giants) is out of the league.

Matt Cain to start Wednesday

The San Francisco Giants have activated pitcher Matt Cain. He will start tonight against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact

Good to have Cain back, but it is wise to give him a start or two before you start him, especially against the Red Sox offense.

Israel Katz40 weeks ago