Cristian Javier Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 213 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/26/1997 (26)
Cristian Javier Season Stats
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Cristian Javier News
Houston Astros right-hander Cristian Javier will get the nod in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday in Texas against the Rangers as the Astros look to avoid falling down three games to none in the best-of-seven series. Javier will also be trying to hand the Rangers their first loss of this postseason. The 26-year-old won Game 3 of the ALCS against the Minnesota Twins by throwing five shutout innings with five walks and nine strikeouts. Javier will need to limit the free passes if he wants to remain spotless in his second road postseason start this year. In his lone start against the Rangers during the regular season on July 3, Javier had an outing to forget, coughing up a season-high eight earned runs (two homers) while striking out four in 4 1/3 innings in Arlington.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier is slated to start Game 3 of the ALDS on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. Framber Valdez will start Game 2 on Sunday after Justin Verlander blanked the Twins over six innings during Game 1 on Saturday. Javier broke out in a major way in 2022, particularly in the postseason, but he's yet to find his groove during the 2023 campaign. The 26-year-old finished the regular season with a 10-5 record, 4.56 ERA, 1.265 WHIP, and 159:62 K/BB over 162 innings (31 starts). He'll have a chance to get his mojo back on Tuesday in Minnesota.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier takes the hill for Thursday's start against the New York Yankees. Since an eight-run shellacking by the Texas Rangers on July 3, the 26-year-old is still mostly treading water with a 4.32 ERA across his prior three starts (16.2 innings). Perhaps a date in the Bronx offers a potential elixir for Javier's recent troubles; the right-hander sports a microscopic 0.60 ERA in 15 frames covering three appearances against the Yankees since 2021. Javier has given up only three hits to the Yanks in his career and notably fired seven no-hit innings to help complete a combined no-hitter at Yankee Stadium on June 25 of last season. Season-long fantasy managers should consider firing up Javier with some form of confidence for Thursday's matchup.
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.