Héctor Neris Fantasy Stats

#51 RP  |  Chicago Cubs

Height / Weight 6'2"  /  227 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Jun 14, 1989 (35)
Experience 11 seasons
College None

Season Stats

Career 580 0 102 574.0 453 231 209 73 222 711 1.176 2030.1

Game Log

Jun 11, 2024CHCTBP000.2344112.6006.000-4.9
Jun 12, 2024CHCTBP011.0211110.3333.000-1.6
Jun 17, 2024CHCSFP001.0132110.2502.000-3.0
Jun 22, 2024CHCNYMP001.0100012.2502.0005.0
Jun 27, 2024CHCSFP001.0000002.0000.00010.2
Jun 29, 2024CHCMILP011.0100012.2502.0005.0
Jul 4, 2024CHCPHIP001.0100002.2501.0005.7
Jul 7, 2024CHCLAAP010.1000001.0000.0002.8
Jul 10, 2024CHCBALP001.0100001.3331.0003.6
Jul 12, 2024CHCSTLP010.2000011.0001.5002.9
Last 10 0 4 8.2 10 8 7 3 6 13 1.846 25.9

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Héctor Neris News

Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris Earns Save On Saturday

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Neris tallied his 11th save of the campaign on Saturday. The 35-year-old was able to work around a few base runners to toss his third straight shutout inning. Rhys Hoskins hit a lead-off single on a line drive to left field. Neris then got his first out off a Sal Frelick ground ball but then proceeded to walk Jake Bauers. With two runners on, Neris was able to tally two consecutive strikeouts to seal the victory. It has been a rough season for the veteran reliever, but he has recently begun to turn things around. He is still worth holding onto in deeper leagues, as he should remain a top candidate for saves in Chicago even if he continues to struggle.
Jun 30   
Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris Grabs Ninth Save

Chicago Cubs closer Hector Neris slammed the door on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, pitching a perfect ninth inning to pick up his ninth save. Neris struck out a pair of Reds and didn't allow a baserunner in this one. Although he's given up his share of baserunners, the 34-year-old has been able to avoid damage for most of the season and has earned saves in 9 of his 11 opportunities. He has also picked up six wins, which may not be sustainable but is nonetheless a huge boon for his fantasy owners. He should maintain his role as the Cubs closer for the foreseeable future.
Jun 10   
Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris Earns Eighth Save Of Season Tuesday

Chicago Cubs closer Hector Neris picked up his eighth save of the season in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the White Sox. Neris came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by one. He got the first out on a line-out, walked a batter, allowed a stolen base but then picked the runner off, and ended the game with a pop-out. The 34-year-old veteran did not enter the season as the team's closer but has converted all but two opportunities with a 2.86 ERA, a 7.36 K/9 rate, and a 6.55 BB/9 rate. Neris is worth rostering in all roto leagues at least given his current role, but his strikeouts have taken a dip and his walks have spiked. Fantasy managers should be wary of these trends potentially hurting him at some point, but he is a useful fantasy option for now.
Jun 5   
Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris Earns Sixth Save Saturday Afternoon

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Neris earned his sixth save of the season in a 6-5 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon. Neris gave up two hits and an earned run with a walk and a strikeout to notch the save in the ninth inning. Neris has taken over the closer role for the ineffective Adbert Alzolay. Despite some shaky peripherals, including a 20.8 walk rate and an xERA of 7.15, Neris continues to get the job done for the Cubs. He should remain in the role for the foreseeable future.
May 4   
Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris Strengthens Grip On Closer Role

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Neris notched his third save on Thursday, slamming the door on the Houston Astros in a 3-1 win. Neris was a little shaky in his inning of work, walking a pair before getting out of it. Since manager Craig Counsell said that Adbert Alzolay was being taken out of the closer role last weekend, Neris has converted on all three of his save opportunities and apparently taken that role over. He should be added in most leagues where saves are important.
Apr 26   
Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris Picks Up Wednesday's Save

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Neris got the call in Wednesday's save situation against the visiting Houston Astros, allowing a run but holding on to safeguard the 3-2 win. After Neris relieved setup man Mark Leiter Jr., Jose Altuve greeted him with a solo home run to immediately get the tying run to the plate with no outs and Houston's big bats coming up. Despite the long ball, Neris settled in to retire stars Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and Yordan Alvarez in order. While Yency Almonte scooped up a save in Wednesday's five-run victory over Houston, Neris' usage suggests he's manager Craig Counsell's current preferred ninth-inning man after the skipper removed Adbert Alzolay from the role following Saturday's blown save. Although the 34-year-old veteran right-hander has a shaky 4.50 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, and 8:7 K:BB over eight innings this year, he needs to be rostered in more than 42% of Yahoo leagues.
Apr 25   
Héctor Neris  • RP  •  Cubs

Hector Neris, Cubs Agree To One-Year Deal

Free-agent right-handed reliever Hector Neris and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a one-year, $9 million contract that includes an option for the 2025 season, according to a source familiar with the deal. The $9 million team option converts to a player option at 60 games. The total maximum value of the deal with incentives is $23.25 million. The 34-year-old gives the Cubs another high-leverage, late-inning option alongside Adbert Alzolay, and Neris could also see some save chances, making him plenty valuable in mixed fantasy leagues in 2024. He's coming off the best season of his career in 2023 with the Houston Astros, going 6-3 with a 1.71 ERA (1.05 FIP), two saves, 31 walks and 77 strikeouts in 68 1/3 relief innings pitched. Neris tied for the league lead with 31 holds and will at least be very popular in those formats yet again.
Jan 27   
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Mets Interested In Aroldis Chapman, Hector Neris

The New York Mets have expressed interest in free-agent relievers Aroldis Chapman and Hector Neris this offseason, according to league sources. Neris might be a better fit for the New York Yankees, but his asking price of one or two years at $7-11 million per year would fit the Mets' budget. The Mets have also spoken to left-hander Wandy Peralta as they look to upgrade their bullpen. Chapman seems more likely to find a better fit elsewhere, and Adam Ottavino, who declined a $6.75 million option for 2024, is a possibility to return to the Mets on a new deal. Edwin Diaz, who missed all of 2023 due to a knee injury, is returning as the club's primary closer this year, so any relief pitcher that the Mets sign between now and the start of the regular season will operate in more of a late-inning setup role out of the bullpen.
Jan 22   
Héctor Neris  • RP

Yankees And Rangers Interested In Hector Neris

Free-agent relief pitcher Hector Neris is drawing interest from both the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers. Mark Feinsand of MLB Network stated that the two clubs have emerged as the front-runners to land the 34-year-old veteran. Neris is coming off an excellent 2023 season in which he finished with a 1.71 ERA, 1.054 WHIP, and 77:31 K/BB over 68 1/3 innings out of the Astros' bullpen. Either team would serve as a solid landing spot for Neris, as he would likely work high-leverage situations for both teams. He will be a good source for holds and the occasional save wherever he ends up signing,
Jan 14   
Héctor Neris  • RP

Hector Neris Hits Free-Agent Market

Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Neris has declined his $8.5 million player option for the 2024 season and is now a free agent, according to a source. Neris should be in line for a nice deal on the open market this winter after recording a stellar 1.71 ERA (3.83 FIP) and 1.05 WHIP while picking up two saves, walking 31 and striking out 77 in 68 1/3 innings over his 71 appearances out of Houston's bullpen during the regular season. The 34-year-old right-hander will receive a $1 million buyout after declining his option. His 2023 campaign was the best so far of his 10-year big-league career, so it makes sense for him to go out and try to capitalize on it on the open market. Neris has 89 career saves, so he could be an option as a primary closer for a team looking to upgrade the back end of their bullpen.
Nov 4