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 right-hander Cristian Javier is "probably not" available to pitch in Game 6 of the World Series on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, according to pitching coach Josh Miller. Saturday is Javier's normal bullpen day, though, so Miller didn't totally discount Javier being able to give an inning of work. The Astros have left-hander Framber Valdez making the start, so the Astros may not even need much lengthy behind him if he continues to pitch well. Javier picked up the win and tossed six shutout innings while striking out nine in Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday. He has allowed just one run on two hits while walking five and striking out 16 in 12 2/3 innings over his three postseason outings (two starts).
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier dazzled in Wednesday night's World Series Game 4, allowing no hits and two walks in six innings of work. Javier combined with three relievers to hold the Phillies hitless for the game. He struck out nine batters and took the win in the 5-0 victory to pull the series even at two. Javier has a 0.71 ERA and 0.55 WHIP with 16 strikeouts across 12 2/3 innings this postseason. It's possible he could make an appearance if the series reaches Game 7.
Houston Astros right-hander Cristian Javier will get the start in Game 4 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, according to manager Dusty Baker. Despite Game 3 being postponed from Monday to Tuesday this week, Baker will continue on with Javier instead of using veteran Justin Verlander on normal rest. Javier will be opposed by right-hander Aaron Nola in Philadelphia. The 25-year-old Dominican was great during the regular season and was dominant in his lone postseason start against the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, when he tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings with five strikeouts in a win. He's allowed a solo home run while walking three and striking out seven in 6 2/3 postseason innings this year.
Houston Astros right-hander Cristian Javier had an electric season in 2022. Over 30 games and 25 starts, the 25-year-old posted a 2.54 ERA with 11 victories, a 0.95 WHIP, and an unbelievable 33.2% strikeout rate. Javier's expected ERA was an even better 2.43, as batters put up just a .168 xBA and .286 xSLG. His 8.9% walk rate was reasonable, and he pounded the zone at an above-average rate (49.3%). Javier threw a four-seamer (59.9%), a slider (27.6%), and a curveball (8.3%). The Dominican's 93.8 MPH fastball had the eighth-best vertical movement among qualified pitchers, and his 79.8 MPH slider caused batters to whiff 39.4% of the time. Opponents didn't chase much against Javier, but that isn't a concern when they only made contact in the zone 76% of the time. Fantasy managers might be worried about his .228 BABIP and 83.6% strand rate from 2022. There will be regression, but hitters will never pile on hits against Javier, who has a career 13% pop-up rate and allows minimal line drives and ground balls (22.8% and 28%, respectively). And his 9.1% HR/FB this year isn't sustainable, but his xFIP was still a solid 3.53. Javier has all the tools to be a dominant pitcher again and cemented himself in the Astros rotation while pitching at least six innings 11 times in '22. Further, considering he plays for one of the best teams in baseball, collecting at least 11 wins shouldn't be difficult. Fantasy managers are getting a great option at Javier's ADP of 80.