José Berríos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/27/1994 (27)
José Berríos Season Stats
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MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Minnesota Twins starter Jose Berrios. Inquiries regarding the 27-year-old right-hander have spiked after multiple reports suggest the Twins have upped their desire to sell. Currently boasting a 3.48 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 26 percent strikeout rate, Berrios would certainly bolster both rival squads that have endured myriad setbacks to their rotations. Berrios is also arbitration-eligible in 2022, enhancing his attractiveness. Berrios has been a reliable arm in six big league seasons, carrying a 4.08 ERA in 135 career starts. While a potential move to the NL appears to enhance his fantasy value, it'll likely be negated by his departure from a weak AL Central. Whatever happens, Berrios should remain a solid SP2/3 in all mixed formats.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios pitched well despite being charged with his fifth loss of the season. Berrios pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, zero earned, on three hits. The right-hander struck out four batters while issuing no walks. Berrios blanked a strong Angels lineup for seven frames but had the bad luck of going up against Patrick Sandoval, who carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning against Minnesota. Berrios has recorded six quality starts that have either resulted in a no-decision or a loss, something that perhaps would be different if he were pitching for a contending team. Berrios should be an intriguing starter on the trade market in the coming days with a 3.48 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 126 strikeouts in 121 2/3 innings.
The Minnesota Twins are seeking a prospect and big-leaguer combination package for starting pitcher Jose Berrios, which is described as a "shoot-the-moon" ask. They could lower their request as the trade deadline approaches next week, but for now, rival teams doubt the right-hander will be traded. Those in the Twins organization like the team's nucleus and don't want to "punt" on the 2022 season. Berrios has had a rough month of July, allowing 13 earned runs on 18 hits (four home runs) while walking nine and striking out 26 in four starts, but he's been very solid on the season as a whole. The 27-year-old Puerto Rican is 7-4 overall with a 3.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 122 strikeouts and just 32 walks in 114 2/3 frames over his 19 starts. He'd be a bit more attractive pitching for a contender, but he'll remain plenty useful to fantasy managers in all leagues if he stays in Minnesota, too.
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.