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Johnny Cueto
2.79 18-5 198
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 5-11 / 220 NFBC ADP: 42.34
Position: SPBorn: 2/15/1986 Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Reds (2004)

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Oct. 8 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET0:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE11:41 PM CT-Cueto made one mistake in the eight innings he pitched in Game 1 on Friday, a homer to Javier Baez in the eighth of the 1-0 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: He gave up two other hits and fanned 10 with a walk, and could be on the mound one more time in this series.
Sep. 30 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Cueto pitched seven uneven innings Thursday against the Rockies for his 18th win to help set up the wild race to the finish.
Analysis: Cueto (18-5) overcame a shaky start in his first appearance since being sidelined more than a week with a groin strain. The All-Star right-hander matched his season high of 11 strikeouts, allowed two runs, nine hits and walked one to beat the Colorado for the third time this season. Cueto stamped himself ready to start the NL wild-card game next Wednesday, should the Giants get there.
Sep. 21 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET1:02 ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST12:32 AM VEN9:02 UAE12:02 AM CT-Cueto threw a bullpen on Tuesday night - Bochy even stood in as the hitter for a few minutes - to test his strained left groin and did fine.
Analysis: Cueto is slated to start Thursday as planned without restrictions. He will go through some fielding work Wednesday to make sure the groin is fine.
Sep. 16 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Cueto fired a five-hitter, retiring the final 17 batters, in a 6-2 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Analysis: ''Every game that I pitch or will pitch from now on, I'm going to treat it like a playoff game,'' Cueto said after walking one and striking out seven. He threw 105 pitches while tying Chris Sale for the major league lead with five complete games. His next scheduled start comes Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, where he has a 1.60 ERA in his last five outings.
Sep. 5 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE12:06 AM CT-Cueto held the Cubs to one run and five hits over seven strong innings and deserved a better fate in Sunday's start at Wrigley Field.
Analysis: Chicago tied the game off struggling closer Santiago Casilla in the ninth and later won in 13 innings to deny Cueto a 15th victory. The All-Star right-hander owns a 2.55 ERA over his last four starts but has just one win to show for it, with the Giants giving him a combined three runs of support in the last three.
Aug. 31 11:30 PM PT12:30 AM MT1:30 AM CT2:30 AM ET2:30 ET6:30 GMT14:30 11:30 PM MST1:30 AM EST2:00 AM VEN10:30 UAE1:30 AM CT-Cueto allowed four runs, five hits and walked four in 4 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Analysis: He is 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in his last seven starts.
Aug. 25 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET15:04 ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST2:34 PM VEN23:04 UAE2:04 PM CT-Cueto allowed a fourth-inning homer to Justin Turner and three other hits over six innings in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Cueto has allowed one run in consecutive starts. On Tuesday, he'll face a Diamondbacks team he has gone 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three starts against this season.
Aug. 20 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET1:56 ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST1:26 AM VEN9:56 UAE12:56 AM CT-Cueto pitched seven effective innings and ended his six-start winless streak, and the San Francisco Giants broke away late from the New York Mets 8-1 Friday night. Cueto (14-3) allowed one run and eight hits, walking none and striking out two.
Analysis: In his previous four starts, Cueto posted a 5.55 ERA.
Aug. 9 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET0:54 ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST12:24 AM VEN8:54 UAE11:54 PM CT-Cueto wasn't sharp Monday when he allowed five runs over five innings in an 8-7, 14-inning win over the Marlins.
Analysis: After an outstanding start to the season, Cueto has been rather ordinary of late. He's 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA over his last eight starts.
Aug. 4 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET0:02 ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST11:32 PM VEN8:02 UAE11:02 PM CT-Cueto's winless streak reached four starts after he allowed four runs and seven hits over 7 2/3 innings in the Giant's 5-4, 12-inning loss at Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Cueto, who is 0-2 with a 4.18 ERA in his last four starts, struck out 10 Wednesday for the 12th double-digit strikeout game of his career.
July 29 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Cueto matched his shortest outing of the season Thursday and suffered just his third loss, allowing three runs and eight hits in five innings of a 4-2 defeat to Washington.
Analysis: The All-Star right-hander hasn't been at his best in recent weeks, yielding three runs or more in four of his last six starts. He's next scheduled to face the Phillies, a team against which he's 1-4 with a 5.46 ERA in 10 starts. They scored six runs in six innings against him last month.
July 23 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-The Giants have flipped their starting pitchers for the final two games of their weekend series against the New York Yankees. Cueto, the NL's All-Star starter, was moved up a day in the rotation and will open Saturday's game. Jeff Samardzija was pushed back until Sunday. Cueto went on to allowed an unearned run and strike out nine in six innings against the Yankees.
Analysis: San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy made the decision with his first-place team in a season-high, six-game losing streak. Both pitchers will be making their second start since the All-Star break. Samardzija did not get a decision in a 7-6, 10-inning loss at San Diego on July 16, and Cueto took the loss in a 5-3 defeat to the Padres the following day.
July 18 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-After starting and losing the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, Cueto lost again at Petco Park on Sunday. He again allowed two home runs at the spacious park while his Giants lost 5-3 to the Padres.
Analysis: Cueto lost for the first time since April 21 against Arizona. He had three straight complete-game victories against the Padres this season coming into Sunday. His next start is slated for Sunday against the Yankees, and he is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in four starts against them in his career.
July 11 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox will start for the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game and Cueto of the San Francisco Giants for the National League.
Analysis: Cueto, a 30-year-old right-hander who left Kansas City to sign with the Giants last offseason, tops NL pitchers in victories. He is 13-1 with a 2.47 ERA, striking out 115 in 131 1/3 innings. He has won 10 consecutive decisions since an April 21 loss to Arizona.
July 7 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Cueto fired a five-hitter in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Rockies, walking one and striking out eight.
Analysis: Cueto became the NL's first 13-game winner and first Giant to win 13 before the All-Star break since John Burkett in 1993. His next start could come in Tuesday's All-Star game, and his next for the Giants should come in San Diego. He's won all four of his starts versus the Padres since the beginning of 2015, yielding one run in 34 innings, and threw complete games in all three matchups this season.
July 5 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET20:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST8:00 PM VEN4:30 UAE (+1)7:30 PM CT-Cueto made his second NL All-Star roster.
Analysis: Cueto has enjoyed a strong start to his first season with the Giants, going 12-1 with a 2.57 ERA.
June 26 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET1:20 ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST12:50 AM VEN9:20 UAE12:20 AM CT-Cueto's career-high eight-game winning streak stayed in tact Sunday against Philadelphia despite allowing six runs over six innings in the Giants' 8-7 walkoff win.
Analysis: Cueto had allowed eight earned runs over his previous nine starts for a 1.07 ERA.
June 22 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Cueto tied Jake Arrieta for the NL lead with his 11th victory Tuesday, yielding a run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 15-4 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Cueto is 7-0 with a 1.07 ERA in his last nine starts, surrendering only one homer. He's next slated to start Sunday against the Phillies, a team he hasn't beaten in six tries since defeating them in 2010.
June 16 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET15:20 ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST2:50 PM VEN23:20 UAE2:20 PM CT-Cueto tied for the NL lead with his 10th victory Wednesday, yielding one run and striking out nine in seven innings to beat Milwaukee.
Analysis: The right-hander has been terrific virtually all season but especially over his past eight starts, going 6-0 with a 1.04 ERA. At home this year, he has 48 strikeouts and five walks.
June 11 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE1:49 PM CT-Cueto pitched another gem on Friday, allowing two runs and three hits while striking out eight in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Cueto had won five consecutive starts, but just didn't get enough run support against Clayton Kershaw. He's 5-0 with a 1.01 ERA over his last seven outings.
June 4 1:50 PM PT2:50 PM MT3:50 PM CT4:50 PM ET16:50 ET20:50 GMT4:50 1:50 PM MST3:50 PM EST4:20 PM VEN0:50 UAE (+1)3:50 PM CT-Cueto worked around a season-worst five walks to post his ninth win, tying for the major league lead, as the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Friday night.
Analysis: Cueto (9-1, 2.16 ERA) has won five straight starts and is 6-0 in his last eight. He has a 0.79 ERA in his last six games.
May 30 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Cueto came through again for the Giants, holding Colorado to one earned over six innings Sunday to improve to 8-1.
Analysis: Cueto has so far been worth the big contract he signed with San Francisco this offseason. He sports a 2.31 ERA through 11 starts and is 4-0 with a stellar 0.92 ERA over his past five.
May 24 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Cueto tossed a two-hitter in a 1-0 win over San Diego on Monday, his third complete-game victory against the Padres this season.
Analysis: Cueto has allowed one run in those three matchups and is 4-0 with a 0.26 ERA in his four dating back to last season. He is 3-0 with a 0.81 ERA in his last four starts.
May 19 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Cueto threw a four-hitter in a 2-1 victory in San Diego on Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants' seventh in a row.
Analysis: Cueto (6-1, 2.70 ERA) has won three consecutive decisions and is 2-0 with a 1.11 ERA in his last three starts. The complete game was his second in five outings.
May 13 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Cueto earned his first win in three starts with a 4-2 victory in Arizona on Thursday night.
Analysis: Cueto (5-1, 2.97 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings while fanning nine. The San Francisco Giants have won in each of his last four outings and seven of his eight this season.
May 8 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET21:03 ET1:03 GMT9:03 6:03 PM MST8:03 PM EST8:33 PM VEN5:03 UAE (+1)8:03 PM CT-Cueto pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday but San Francisco needed 13 for a 2-1 victory against Colorado.
Analysis: Cueto (4-1, 3.02 ERA) gave up six runs in five innings in his previous start May 2 in Cincinnati but escaped without a decision when the Giants rallied for a 9-6 win.
May 3 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-Cueto was clobbered Monday in his return to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Cueto, who signed a $130 million, six-year deal with the Giants in the offseason, was tagged for six runs in five innings.
Apr. 27 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Cueto outdueled James Shields while fanning 11 in a 1-0 victory against San Diego on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cueto (4-1, 2.65 ERA) registered his seventh career shutout and rebounded from a 6-2 defeat to Arizona on Thursday.
Apr. 22 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Cueto allowed three runs in seven innings during Thursday's 6-2 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: He gave up eight hits, including a home run, while striking out three.
Apr. 17 4:19 PM PT5:19 PM MT6:19 PM CT7:19 PM ET19:19 ET23:19 GMT7:19 4:19 PM MST6:19 PM EST6:49 PM VEN3:19 UAE (+1)6:19 PM CT-Cueto allowed one run and three hits with seven strikeouts over 7 1-3 innings of a 4-3 win at Los Angeles.
Analysis: While Cueto has won all three of his starts, he's owns a sparking 1.26 ERA in his two road outings.
Apr. 11 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-Cueto struggled in his second start with the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: He gave up 10 hits and six runs in seven innings, walking two and striking out eight.
Apr. 6 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Cueto shined in his San Francisco debut on Tuesday, allowing one run over seven innings in a 2-1 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cueto was 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA in 32 starts with Cincinnati and Kansas City last season.
Mar. 14 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)9:52 PM CT-Cueto shows no initial signs of a concussion or serious injury after he was hit in the head by a line drive during a 10-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Cueto was struck in the forehead by Billy Burns' liner on his first pitch Monday night, knocking off his cap. The ball caromed into center field for a double.
Analysis: The right-hander was examined by team trainers, took a couple of warmups and finished his three-inning stint. Originally, the Giants announced he was then taken to the hospital for a precautionary examination. Later, the team clarified that he did not go to the hospital and was instead brought back to the club's spring training complex in Scottsdale and treated for a bruise.

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