José Berríos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/27/1994 (29)
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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios will start Game 2 of the wild-card series against his former team, the Minnesota Twins, on Wednesday. Right-hander Kevin Gausman will kick off the series on Tuesday in Game 1. The 29-year-old Berrios is coming into the playoffs looking to rebound after allowing eight earned runs on 12 hits (two homers) while walking three and striking out 16 in 11 2/3 innings in his last two starts of the regular season, both against the New York Yankees. In his lone start against Minnesota this year way back on May 28, Berrios got the win when he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five, but he also walked five batters. The Puerto Rican hurler went 11-12 on the year with a 3.65 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 184 strikeouts in 189 2/3 frames over 32 starts.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jose Berrios will take aim at a division rival Thursday night when he takes on the New York Yankees in the Bronx. It's yet another crucial game for the Blue Jays, who have won five in a row, as they sit in the second Wild Card spot in the American League but remain just a single game ahead of both the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners. The right-hander has enjoyed a nice bounce-back season, working to a 3.49 ERA across 30 starts while he is coming off of a seven-inning shutout effort over the Red Sox his last time out. Berrios tossed six innings of three-run ball in his lone start against the Yankees this season but also owns a 5.52 ERA across six career starts at Yankee Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays and starting pitcher Jose Berrios look to take the rubber match of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. The 29-year-old has assembled quite the rebound campaign after allowing more hits (199) and earned runs (100) than any other American League hurler in 2022. Berrios brings into this one a solid 3.39 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 140 strikeouts in 146 innings this season, but he has been excellent versus Baltimore in the past. The right-hander is undefeated (10-0) with a 2.66 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 72 punchouts in 84 2/3 career frames opposing the O's. Season-long fantasy managers should be deploying Berrios in starting lineups despite what seems to be a difficult matchup.
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios had one of the worst seasons in baseball in 2022. He managed a 5.23 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 19.8% strikeout rate with 12 victories across 32 starts. Berrios still had great command (6% walk rate) but posted the lowest strikeout rate of his career outside his rookie season, and his 1.52 HR/9 was the third worst among qualified pitchers. Every pitch in the 28-year-old's arsenal (curveball, four-seamer, sinker, changeup) diminished in terms of xwOBA and whiff rate compared to 2021. However, batters chased more against Berrios this season than the previous two, and his pitch movement was solid around the board. His sinker and fastball usage probably hurt him, though. Berrios threw the sinker 25.8% of the time in 2022 after a 29.6% mark last season and increased his fastball usage by 1.2%, his worst offering. It hurt his ground ball rate, which fell to 40.7%, compared to a career percentage of 42%. After June, Berrios used his sinker more and fastball less, which helped produce a 43.9% ground ball rate, 1.20 HR/9, and 3.96 FIP the rest of the way. Keeping that trend going into 2023 would help the righty's ERA, and although he might not be a strikeout pitcher again, he definitely has the stuff to maintain a strikeout rate above 20%. Berrios' batted ball data wasn't pretty (15th-percentile barrel rate, 13th-percentile average exit velocity), but he's overcome high barrel rates before (9.1% in 2021) and owned an 88.3 average exit velocity over the final three months. Also, his .328 BABIP is bound to recover, as the Jays should have one of the better defenses with their offseason moves thus far. Fantasy managers are drafting Berrios around pick 237, but he could easily outperform his draft spot next season.