José Berríos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/27/1994 (28)
José Berríos Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Berríos News
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios turned in an OK start in Monday's 5-4 extra-innings win over the Cubs. Berrios pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The 28-year-old has been one of fantasy's bigger disappointments this season and now has a 9-5 record with a 5.32 ERA through 26 starts. Fantasy managers who have stuck with Berrios have probably already been picking and choosing their matchups carefully, but he does draw a strong matchup in his next start at the Pirates.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios struck out nine batters on Thursday as his club defeated the Yankees 9-2 from the Bronx. The right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings as he improved his record to 9-5 on the season. Berrios gave up both his runs in the third frame after he led the inning off with a walk, hit-by-pitch, and then a throwing error of his own, but thankfully he was able to limit the damage. Berrios has had his ups and downs in 2022 as he sits with a 5.39 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the year, but managers will still want to roll him out in his next start versus the Red Sox next week.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios couldn't escape the fourth inning on Friday, giving up five runs on six hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out one batter. This outing breaks a streak of six starts in which Berrios allowed three earned runs or less. He now has an 8-4 record with a 5.19 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 107 strikeouts in 118 innings across 22 starts this year. It's been a disappointing campaign for the right-hander, and for the fantasy managers who are invested in him.
Every year Jose Berrios is drafted with the expectation of being an SP2, at the very least. Some people ignore the stats and draft him based on name and team (offensively potent Twins). The truth is Berrios had a 4.39 SIERA with a 15% K-BB rate, influenced by an increase in walks (9.6%). He also had a league-average Swinging Strike rate (11.6%). On the positive side, Berrios' strikeout (25%) and Left on Base (77%) rates as well as pitch effectiveness mirror a successful 2018 season. He utilized his curveball to amass strikeouts (38.9%), compared to 27.8% in 2019. Unfortunately, while he increased his four-seam fastball velocity (94.3 mph), the strikeout rate (19%) with the pitch dropped nearly 10% from the year prior. For him to attain the SP2 expectation in 2021, Berrios will have to maintain his velocity and curveball dominance while improving the fastball effectiveness and decreasing the walks. So, please don't rush out assuming the positives portend an assurance of SP2 return. Berrios should only be a choice at an ADP of 90 if your roster can manage his risk. Otherwise, there are other pitchers in that area that might provide more value, depending on roster construction, including Framber Valdez and Kyle Hendricks.