Cristian Javier Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 213 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/26/1997 (25)
Cristian Javier Season Stats
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Cristian Javier News
Houston Astros pitcher Cristian Javier will start Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals. He came out of the bullpen in his previous outing against the Detroit Tigers. This season, the 25-year-old has been lights out, posting a 2-0 record with an 0.83 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 25 strikeouts across 21 2/3 innings while working as a starter/multi-reliever. Fantasy managers can use Javier as a streamer, and he is an intriguing DFS option in a plus matchup against the Nationals this weekend.
Houston Astros right-hander Cristian Javier is scheduled to make his first start of the year on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. The Astros will go with Framber Valdez, Jake Odorizzi, Javier and Justin Verlander in their four-game series on the road against Texas. Javier, 25, has worked in a long-relief role to begin the season and has yet to allow a run on five hits while walking one and fanning 12 in his 8 1/3 innings pitched to this point. He may not go deep into his first start of the season, but Javier is an intriguing arm for fantasy managers after he had a 3.55 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, a 30.7% strikeout rate and a 12.5% walk rate in 101 1/3 innings over 36 appearances (nine starts) for the Astros in 2021.
Houston Astros relief pitcher Cristian Javier is on the team's American League Division Series roster. Javier began the season as a starter but switched to a relief role after nine outings in the rotation. Overall, the 24-year-old has pitched to a 3.55 ERA, a 4.43 FIP, 130 strikeouts, and 53 walks in 101.1 innings this season. Since switching to the bullpen, 14 of Javier's 25 relief appearances have lasted two innings or more. Houston's other bullpen options for the series against the Chicago White Sox include Ryan Pressly, Yimi Garcia, Zack Greinke, Kendall Graveman, Phil Maton, Ryne Stanek, and Brooks Raley.
The arrival of Houston Astros right-handerCristian Javierin 2020 was highly anticipated for those following the Astros minor league system. Javier piled up a really impressive 3.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his 377 innings in the minors that led to a 2.22 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. That success immediately translated to the majors, as he posted a 3.48 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in 54 1/3 innings in 2020 with another impressive 3.0 K:BB ratio. Under the hood, things look much less cheery. Javier threw his four-seam fastball a ridiculous 63% of the time and then added on another 25% with his slider usage. That made him one of the most predictable starters in the league, but he still managed to stay out of trouble. Neither of his primary offerings are overly impressive in terms of velocity or movement, so a lot of Javier's game relies on his deception and location. This is not a great setup for someone that is about to face Major League hitters for 150 innings. While he may very well prove us wrong, a wait-and-see approach should be taken with Javier for 2021.