José Berríos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/27/1994 (27)
José Berríos Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Berríos News
The Toronto Blue Jays are signing right-handed starter Jose Berrios to a seven-year, $131 million contract extension on Tuesday, pending a physical, according to a source. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Berrios has an opt-out clause after Year 5 and 7 of the extension, and the deal has escalators that can take it up $10 million and an eight-team no-trade list. The 27-year-old was acquired from the Twins at this year's trade deadline. Berrios went 12-9 with a 3.52 ERA over 32 starts with the Twins and Jays in 2021, striking out a career-high 204 hitters in 192 innings while also setting a career-high with a 4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Since 2017, he has made 133 starts, including 32 in each of the last three seasons, minus the shortened campaign in 2020. Berrios is a solid fantasy arm, but staying in a hitter-friendly environment and the tough American League East long term could be dicey.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios picked up his 12th win of the season on Sunday as his club defeated his former Minnesota Twins team 5-3. The right-hander gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six over 6 2/3 IP, marking his fifth-straight game registering a quality start. He was handed a five-run lead after the first, so he was able to cruise through most of the start until a home run in the seventh ended his night after 100 pitches. Berrios is having another solid fantasy campaign in his age-27 season with a 3.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 187 K in 180 IP in 30 starts this season. He'll have another chance to defeat his former club in a rematch versus the Twins from Minnesota next week.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios (abdomen) was dealing with abdominal tightness during his start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. According to Blue Jays beat writer Rob Longley, the abdominal tightness is what caused Berrios to be removed from the game after seven innings. Berrios had a strong outing in Tuesday's game. He pitched seven innings and allowed four hits, no walks and one earned run while striking out four. He went on to receive treatment for the injury after the game. There is no word at this point in regards to the severity of the injury. We should know more soon. As of now, he is still lined up to make his next start against the Rays on Monday.
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.