Tanner Houck Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 226 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1996 (27)
Tanner Houck Season Stats
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Tanner Houck News
Boston Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck didn't have his best stuff on Tuesday when he faced the Houston Astros for his first start since June 16. He went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out just two. Despite the results, fantasy managers in deep formats should be happy to have Houck back after he suffered a facial fracture when he was hit in the face by a comebacker. On the season, the 27-year-old has posted a 5.08 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 21.5% strikeout rate across 14 starts.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck (face) is set to be activated from the injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros. The right-hander has been sidelined since mid-June when he was struck in the face by a comebacker on the mound. The 27-year-old is set to make his return to the mound versus the Astros tough lineup. Houck wasn't pitching too well before the injury as he posted a 5.05 ERA in 13 starts this season. He won't be an ideal streaming option for Tuesday, but could have some value down the stretch of the season, assuming he starts showing improvement.
Boston Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck (face) will be activated from the injured list to start on either Monday or Tuesday against the Houston Astros. It will mark the first time he's pitched for the team since June 16, the night he suffered a facial fracture when he was hit by a comebacker. In his final minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Houck threw four scoreless innings, giving up just one hit while walking none and striking out four in 59 pitches. The 27-year-old will be an interesting potential pickup for fantasy managers in deep-mixed leagues down the stretch, but he'll be on a limited pitch count in a tough matchup in his first start back early next week, so we'd recommend avoiding him as a streamer. Houck had a 5.05 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings over 13 starts before going on the injured list.
The 25-year-old Tanner Houck appeared in 18 games (13 starts) for Boston and posted numbers that should make fantasy managers salivate: 3.52 ERA, 30.5 K%, and a 7.4 BB%. His underlying metrics were even better as Houck posted a 3.20 xFIP and 3.22 xERA over his 69 IP. Lest you think that his strikeouts were inflated by his bullpen work, Houck was exclusively used as a starter in Triple-A last season and posted a 28.9 K% with a 7.8 BB%. Houck had three different secondary pitches with a 16 SwStr% or better last season, so the strikeouts should keep coming in droves. If batters manage to make contact, it generally isn't good contact thanks to Houck's low-spin fastball. Its 2,109 RPM is already on the low side, and only 62.4% of that is "active spin" that meaningfully affects the ball's movement. That ranks 647th among the 655 pitchers who threw at least 50 pitches last year. As such, Houck should be able to repeat his 7.4% HR/FB while improving his .317 BABIP allowed and 66.3% strand rate, taking already strong numbers to another level. Despite all of that statistical goodness, Houck has an ADP of 197.89 because his role isn't certain. The Red Sox brought in a bunch of uninspiring options such as James Paxton, Michael Wacha, and Rich Hill to compete for two open rotation spots, so Houck should have no trouble winning one. Take Houck and enjoy having one of the best sleepers of the year on your roster.