Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?

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He could potentially be my long reliever. Anyone that used him is he any good? Or should I just sell him?

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much much better options out there

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@ayman718 said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

much much better options out there

Yeah, he might just be in there until I get Lodolo...but have you used him at all?

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have used cueto in the events, not all that impressed, Lodolo is better

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@ayman718 said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

have used cueto in the events, not all that impressed, Lodolo is better

Yeah Lodolo would be better by a landside! I should just go sell Cueto

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@olivegarden2 said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

He could potentially be my long reliever. Anyone that used him is he any good? Or should I just sell him?

I tried him as my 5 and Did not like him despite his nice pitch mix. I picked up Darvish now instead who looks similar With better per 9s and has that slow curve to get guys off the hard stuff. For 30-35K can’t go wrong I think

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I like Cueto. I've only used him once and pitched 6 strong innings with him. His pitches move a ton, which could be a good or bad thing. Never seen a high sinker move as much as his does, though, which IMO is a great pitch. His cutter is filthy too.

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I am not sure if there is a way to check his stats for me without being at my PS4, but I think I have used him once or twice in RS and did well enough with him. Really need to work the pitch mix and stay ahead in counts, because he doesn't have a pitch to easily come back against a batter. Give him a shot, see how it goes.

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@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

I am not sure if there is a way to check his stats for me without being at my PS4, but I think I have used him once or twice in RS and did well enough with him. Really need to work the pitch mix and stay ahead in counts, because he doesn't have a pitch to easily come back against a batter. Give him a shot, see how it goes.

Checked and found at least 1 game that I pitched with him. He was solid till the 5th inning, gave up 2 Runs. He stayed in till the 7th, where he gave up 3 runs. I should have removed him after the Solo home run to Belli at the start of the 7th, but I obviously thought I could get through it.

Won the game in the end and Cueto got the W!

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@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

I am not sure if there is a way to check his stats for me without being at my PS4, but I think I have used him once or twice in RS and did well enough with him. Really need to work the pitch mix and stay ahead in counts, because he doesn't have a pitch to easily come back against a batter. Give him a shot, see how it goes.

Checked and found at least 1 game that I pitched with him. He was solid till the 5th inning, gave up 2 Runs. He stayed in till the 7th, where he gave up 3 runs. I should have removed him after the Solo home run to Belli, but I obviously thought I could get through it.

Won the game in the end and Cueto got the W!

I could try him out in the event. I just don’t want to pitch him in ranked until I see he is good

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@olivegarden2 said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

I am not sure if there is a way to check his stats for me without being at my PS4, but I think I have used him once or twice in RS and did well enough with him. Really need to work the pitch mix and stay ahead in counts, because he doesn't have a pitch to easily come back against a batter. Give him a shot, see how it goes.

Checked and found at least 1 game that I pitched with him. He was solid till the 5th inning, gave up 2 Runs. He stayed in till the 7th, where he gave up 3 runs. I should have removed him after the Solo home run to Belli, but I obviously thought I could get through it.

Won the game in the end and Cueto got the W!

I could try him out in the event. I just don’t want to pitch him in ranked until I see he is good

I am a fan of using some of the lesser used cards, because often your opponent won't know what to expect. Gotta live on the corners, and get ahead in the count early. Again, I think its fun using some guys like Cueto and luckily he has 5 pitches to get after it with.

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So I am home and checked my stats. 14.2 innings, 10 K's. 2 Wins. 6.75 ERA... YIKES but WHIP is 0.89
3 Games Started. 2 Wins.
11 Earned Runs given up, and 7 HR....

So judging by this, it is worse than I thought, but this is mostly at All Star in Ranked Seasons. I am still a fan, but short leash. As my comment above mentioned, he gave up a lot of runs at the start of the 7th inning of one game. @olivegarden2

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@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

So I am home and checked my stats. 14.2 innings, 10 K's. 2 Wins. 6.75 ERA... YIKES but WHIP is 0.89
3 Games Started. 2 Wins.
11 Earned Runs given up, and 7 HR....

So judging by this, it is worse than I thought, but this is mostly at All Star in Ranked Seasons. I am still a fan, but short leash. As my comment above mentioned, he gave up a lot of runs at the start of the 7th inning of one game. @olivegarden2

Clarke Schmidt has been getting rocked so I could potentially replace him but that 7k is nice as well...Mantle is 300k away and every stub makes a difference!

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I just faced Schmidt and rocked him for 5 in the 1st... So i believe you that he is struggling lol

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His Slider hangs, but if you learn how to minimize his flaws, he can be a good #5 due to his excellent cutter/change and delivery.

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@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

I just faced Schmidt and rocked him for 5 in the 1st... So i believe you that he is struggling lol

He has been hit or miss, command on off speed is bad. My top 3 are Kluber, Lodolo, and Orel. I was looking for a 4th and might wait for Maddux but Cueto is an option

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I've used Cueto in this event and he's been lights out and I've been using him against some good players too, 2.70 ERA thru 25 innings. Might be a bit more hittable on All-star but everybody is. Sneaky good for 8k.

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I'm not a good hitter, and a 600 player, but i love seeing Cueto on the mound, i hit him pretty easily. Good thing i live near Cincinnati, a lot of Reds fans using him.

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@xElRojo44x said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

His Slider hangs, but if you learn how to minimize his flaws, he can be a good #5 due to his excellent cutter/change and delivery.

Yah, gotta keep it on the outskirts of the zone and get ahead, to get the best out of him. Slider is his worst pitch but can work well with the other off-speed if you're doing well.

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@olivegarden2 said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

@Kuhlkilla said in Is Johnny Cueto a good 5 starter?:

I just faced Schmidt and rocked him for 5 in the 1st... So i believe you that he is struggling lol

He has been hit or miss, command on off speed is bad. My top 3 are Kluber, Lodolo, and Orel. I was looking for a 4th and might wait for Maddux but Cueto is an option

How many breadsticks can I get for 7k, breadstick