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Yusei Kikuchi

Yusei Kikuchi

SP - Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 33Bats: LThrows: LCountry: JPN

Next Game

Fri, 6/21 7:10pm
Rank P #92
Projection (?) 1.2 pts

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Yusei Kikuchi Stumbles Against Red Sox in Loss

Yusei Kikuchi struggled on Monday, allowing five earned runs on seven hits while striking out seven over four innings in a 7-3 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact

This outing marks a notable dip in performance for Kikuchi, whose season has been relatively solid with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP following this game. The lack of walks in this outing is a small silver lining, but the high hit count over such a short duration is concerning. His season-long metrics, including a strong 9.2 K/9 and a 4.37 strikeout-to-walk ratio, suggest he has the tools to bounce back, but fantasy managers might want to consider matchup-based decisions with Kikuchi moving forward, especially against high-powered offenses.

Matthew Adam3 days ago
Yusei Kikuchi Shines in Scoreless Outing Against Brewers

Yusei Kikuchi delivered a stellar performance, tossing five scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and four walks, striking out five in the Blue Jays' 3-0 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Despite a somewhat elevated walk rate in this outing, Kikuchi managed to keep the Brewers' bats quiet, contributing to his team's shutout win. This performance lowers his ERA to 3.26 and continues to solidify his role in the rotation. His season-long metrics, including a solid 8.8 K/9 and a 3.21 FIP, suggest that he can be a reliable fantasy option, especially in deeper leagues. However, his tendency to issue walks, as seen in this game, could be a concern for fantasy managers looking for more consistency from their pitchers.

Yusei Kikuchi Shines in Tight Victory Over Orioles

Yusei Kikuchi delivered a strong performance on Thursday, allowing just one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in the Blue Jays' 6-5 win against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact

This outing was a bright spot in what has been a fairly solid season for Kikuchi, lowering his ERA to 3.48 and improving his record to 3-5. His ability to maintain a high strikeout rate (8.8 K/9) and a commendable 4.73 strikeout-to-walk ratio continues to make him a valuable asset in fantasy leagues, especially in categories that value strikeouts and WHIP. While his BABIP suggests some hits may have been unlucky this season, his strong FIP indicates that his performance has been quite effective. Fantasy managers should consider Kikuchi a reliable option, particularly in matchups against less formidable lineups.

Chase Davis2 weeks ago
Yusei Kikuchi struggles in loss to Pirates

Yusei Kikuchi endured a rough outing, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact

This performance marked a notable dip in his otherwise solid season, pushing his ERA up to 3.66 and his WHIP to 1.25. Despite a strong start to the year, Kikuchi's latest game could raise concerns among fantasy managers about his consistency, especially given the volume of hits allowed in this outing. His season metrics like a 3.11 FIP and a 4.64 K/BB ratio still suggest underlying skills, but fantasy managers might want to monitor his next few starts closely for signs of rebound or further regression.

Chris Schommer3 weeks ago
Yusei Kikuchi to start Saturday

Yusei Kikuchi will make his next start on Saturday against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact

Kikuchi will pitch in the second game of the series after Jose Berrios and ahead of Chris Bassitt. He will look to bounce back after allowing five runs over three innings in his last start against the Tigers.

Ari Koslow3 weeks ago