- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/6/1986 (33)
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract after coming off elbow surgery. He's heading into the final year of a three-year, $75 million contract and will earn $20 million in 2020. The right-hander posted an ERA above 4.00 (4.64) for the first time since 2013 and went 8-8 with a 1.47 WHIP and 7.3 K/9 in 135 2/3 innings (24 starts) for the Phils last season. Arrieta is far from the Cy Young winner he was with the Cubs in 2015, but he has a chance to bounce back for fantasy owners if his arm issues are a thing of the past next year. There could be value in Arrieta in the later rounds as pitching depth.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (elbow) will have surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow which will end his season. Arrieta said the decision to have the surgery was based on not being able to give the team what they need. Arrieta has a 5.73 ERA in his last nine starts and hasn't gone six innings in a start since June 30 which likely lead to his decision to stop pitching through the injury. He is droppable in all redraft leagues and is losing value in dynasty and redraft leagues as well.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (elbow) said he's unsure if he is healthy enough to continue pitching through a bone spur in his elbow. After Sunday's loss to the Giants Arrieta said he doesn't want to make a decision and will address his elbow injury Tuesday after the off day. Arrieta was off to a nice start this season but has clearly been impacted by trying to pitch through the elbow injury. He hasn't posted a quality start since June 19 and has a 5.73 ERA in nine starts since. At this point, Arrieta is doing more harm than good in fantasy lineups and shouldn't be started unless he goes on the injured list and gets healthy.