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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José Berríos News
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios had a mediocre month of April, and things have only gotten worse in May. After putting up a 4.13 ERA in 24 April innings with two quality starts in five tries, Berrios has allowed 11 runs in 10 innings in May with only four strikeouts. All told, that adds up to a 5.82 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 24 strikeouts in 34 innings. There isn't much reason for optimism in the underlying numbers, as he's in no higher that the fourth percentile in all of xwOBA, xERA, xBA, and xSLG. Fantasy managers face a tough decision on whether to hold or seek to recoup some value in the trade market on name recognition alone.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios had his best start of the young season on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. He pitched six innings and allowed eight hits, one walk and one earned run while striking out six. It was his first quality start and he also earned his first win for his efforts. Berrios struggled over his previous two outings before this one. On Opening Day, he only managed to record one out while allowing four earned runs. He then allowed six hits, three walks and three earned runs over five innings in his second outing. We'll see if the 27-year-old can build off this outing in his next trip to the mound on Monday, when he'll be facing the Red Sox once again.
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios did not fare well in his Opening Day start against the Texas Rangers on Friday. Berrios got just one out in the game while coughing up four runs on three hits and two walks. He was replaced in the game by Tayler Saucedo after throwing 34 pitches, 18 of which went for strikes. While the rough outing wasn't what fantasy gamers wanted to see out of Berrios in his 2022 debut, he remains one of the better starting pitchers in baseball and should be given the benefit of the doubt. Berrios will look to get back on track in his next start, which will come on the road against the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
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.