Tanner Houck Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1996 (25)
Tanner Houck Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tanner Houck News
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tanner Houck came on in relief of Chris Sale in the second inning Friday and got Boston back on track against the Tampa Bay Rays, throwing five innings and allowing one run on two hits and no walks with five strikeouts. He took the win in the 14-6 victory. This outing comes on the heels of five perfect innings in his final appearance of the regular season. Houck is unlikely to appear as a starter in this series due to his heavy usage in this game, but he'll be back in the bullpen as soon as Game 3 on Sunday.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck was perfect through five innings in his start against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. He retired each of the 15 batters he faced, striking out eight of them. He was pulled after throwing 53 pitches. Unfortunately, he got minimal run support and wound up with a no decision. The 25-year-old has had a few dominant outings this year, but this was very clearly his most impressive showing of the year. He made a total of 18 appearances on the season (13 starts) and went 1-5 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck entered out of the bullpen Saturday, throwing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball on one hit and no walks. He struck out three batters and earned his first win of the season. With the playoffs on the line, the Red Sox have chosen to maximize Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi's starts, making Houck more useful out of the pen. He's an excellent multi-inning weapon, but he doesn't hold very much fantasy value as a result.
Boston Red Sox rookie starting pitcher Tanner Houck finally made his debut in 2021, albeit a cameo appearance. He only made three starts, but two of them were against the Braves and Yankees, making his results even more impressive at face value. In 17 innings, he compiled a 0.53 ERA (3.25 FIP) 0.88 WHIP. Most of his success stemmed from 33% strikeout and 47% ground-ball rates. While there can be some excitement from his brief appearance, there are also some red flags that he will need to correct to maximize his potential. First are the free passes as he allowed a 14% walk rate. Second, it might benefit him to expand his arsenal so batters aren't restricted to choosing between a fastball (62%) or a slider (36%), though his slider did generate a 56% strikeout rate. Also, we can't expect that he'll leave runners on base at a 96% rate. Currently, there's no room for Houck in the Red Sox rotation to start 2021. Admittedly, the staff isn't a collection of all-star pitchers. If he intends to obtain a rotation spot, Houck will need to expand his arsenal and limit the free walks. If you have the bench space to wait to see if a spot opens, his ADP of 391 could be justifiable.