Tarik Skubal Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/20/1996 (24)
Tarik Skubal Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tarik Skubal News
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal had a fantastic game against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Skubal pitched five innings and allowed four hits, three walks and one earned run while recording a season-high 11 strikeouts. He earned the win to improve to 3-7 on the year. Skubal has really turned a corner over the past month. Since the start of May, he has a 3.09 ERA while averaging 14.06 K/9. He should be scooped up in all fantasy leagues at this point. He will face the White Sox again in his next start on Friday.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal helped lead the team to a sweep of the New York Yankees on Sunday. Skubal pitched six innings and allowed three hits, three walks and no runs while striking out eight. This was Skubal's best outing of the year by just about every measure. It was his first quality start and only the second time this year he'd gone six innings in a game. Skubal has been making some great strides lately. He'd allowed exactly two earned runs in three of his previous four starts before this one. He's worthy of roster consideration in all deep leagues at this point. His next start will be on Saturday against the Chicago White Sox.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal matched a season-high with nine strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Skubal pitched five innings and allowed six hits, one walk and two earned runs. Unfortunately, he got no run support and wound up with a loss in the game, falling to 1-7 on the year. Skubal has made some solid strides in May after a shaky April. While his 4.29 ERA this month isn't great, he's recorded 31 strikeouts over 21 innings, good for 13.3 K/9. He's worth keeping an eye on for fantasy managers in deep leagues and AL-only leagues. His next start will come on Sunday against the New York Yankees.
Left-hander Tarik Skubal made his debut in 2020 as a future core component of an intriguing young rotation. In 32 innings, Skubal notched a 27.6% strikeout rate while pitching to an underwhelming 5.63 ERA and 4.81 xFIP. Although he's often overshadowed by the big-name pitching prospects on his own team, Skubal has been a dynamic minor league pitcher, compiling a 2.11 ERA, .195 batting average against, 0.99 WHIP, and 212 strikeouts across 145 career minor league innings. With a fastball that can touch 98, a sharp two-plane slider, and a solid change-up, Skubal has all the makings of a mid-rotation starter. However, while he didn't allow an egregious amount of contact in 2020 (.231 average against), he allowed tons of hard contact. His 10.7% barrel rate was way over league average, as was the .462 xSLG and 39.3% Hard Hit %. However, there is some cause for optimism. Skubal was able to miss bats. His fastball, changeup, and slider all registered higher than a 25% whiff rate, and his 12.9% SwStr% would have tied him with Trevor Bauer for 14th in the league. Skubal's slider appeared to be his most successful pitch, but he threw it only 15.7% of the time, so increasing his usage there could help him keep the K% up and drive down the hard contact. Also, as he gets more comfortable at the major league level, I expect him to have a better feel for the strike zone and allow less hard contact. I think the high strikeout rate will be here to stay, which means you could be looking at a pitcher in a strong pitcher's park who is able to notch an ERA around 4.5 with around 10 K/9 and a WHIP around 1.2. With those numbers, I like him at his current 295 ADP and would take him over Justus Sheffield and Kwang Hyun Kim, who are both going two rounds or more before him.