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Just how good is Jake Arrieta?

Check out these stats from ESPN.com:

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"With his no-hitter on Thursday, Jake Arrieta is now 15-0 with a 0.65 ERA in his past 17 starts. Hes allowed 61 hits in 125 1/3 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting .143 against him."

Not only is Arrieta dominating the mound in the real game -- he's actually doing so by putting up numbers which would make many playing a Road To The Show career pause for a second and ask, "Should I bump up the difficulty?"

Clayton Kershaw is rated higher than Arrieta at a 99 overall. Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke are both alongside Arrieta at 95 overall.

As hot as Arrieta is though, it makes you wonder should he actually be rated higher? Perhaps all the way to a 99 overall?

What do you think? Should Arrieta get an upgrade? Have you ever gone on a streak quite like Arrieta's over his past 17 starts?

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# 1 N51_rob @ 04/22/16 12:59 PM
Extremely happy that I bought his card in DD even though the price was lower for a while I imagine it will be a little higher going forward.
 
# 2 DirkDiggler12 @ 04/22/16 01:02 PM
The first Cubs game I miss all year and this happens.......
 
# 3 RoyceDa59 @ 04/22/16 01:26 PM
The Steph Curry of pitching...
 
# 4 Aensland @ 04/22/16 01:40 PM
The same could be said for Bryce Harper as well. Both of them are playing above their expected projections.
 
# 5 Ghost Of The Year @ 04/22/16 05:16 PM
Damn, has anyone ever locked up the Cy Young before April was over lol
Might as well give him the MVP & a WS ring while we're at it.
If SDS doesn't bump up his OVRALL to a 99, then they shoukd at least rename his slider/cutter.
 
# 6 SFNiners816 @ 04/22/16 06:33 PM
Since June 21st of 2015, Jake has more no hitters than loses. His last 25 regular season starts have resulted in a 20-1 record with a 0.86 era. I have a question, has anyone here pitched like this on all star or above on the show? I know I haven't and honestly I wouldn't let myself without messing around with sliders to prevent these sort of stats. These numbers just look unrealistic.
 
# 7 p00p1 @ 04/22/16 06:59 PM
Greinke had an ERA under 1.50 through May last year and 1.39 for the first half and still lost the CY.
 
# 8 p00p1 @ 04/22/16 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS


Just how good is Jake Arrieta?

Check out these stats from ESPN.com:


Not only is Arrieta dominating the mound in the real game -- he's actually doing so by putting up numbers which would make many playing a Road To The Show career pause for a second and ask, "Should I bump up the difficulty?"

Clayton Kershaw is rated higher than Arrieta at a 99 overall. Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke are both alongside Arrieta at 95 overall.

As hot as Arrieta is though, it makes you wonder should he actually be rated higher? Perhaps all the way to a 99 overall?

What do you think? Should Arrieta get an upgrade? Have you ever gone on a streak quite like Arrieta's over his past 17 starts?
I hate the new animation for post-throw hand poses. Looks terrible.
 
# 9 Unlucky 13 @ 04/22/16 08:59 PM
I've been calling Jake "Easy Mode" since the middle of last season
 
# 10 Side Effect @ 04/22/16 09:10 PM
Let's hope for a ratings boost in a future weekly update.
 
# 11 ASUBoy93 @ 04/23/16 12:43 AM
That main pic for the article is gorgeous... Just wow.
 
# 12 TheWarmWind @ 04/23/16 03:02 AM
I assume Arrieta's overall isn't 99 because as SDS has stated there ratings are an aggregate of the past three years. I would not be surprised if he is a 99 in MLB 17.
 
# 13 Izzy Snow @ 04/23/16 10:07 AM
Only if the O's stuck with him. Le sigh.
 
# 14 canes21 @ 04/23/16 01:18 PM
He deserves a 99 based off of his NLCS performance for sure.
 
# 15 Unlucky 13 @ 04/23/16 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Izzy Snow
Only if the O's stuck with him. Le sigh.
I feel for you there, man. There have been plenty of players that have left the Cubs and gone on to become much better in another place. However, Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio is amazing, and has made a career of getting guys to change how they pitch slightly, turning guys who had been busts somewhere else into really good pitchers for Chicago.

Arrieta is the crown jewel, but he made Jeff Samardzija a much better pitcher, and developed Travis Wood, got one of the best seasons of Ryan Dempster's career out of him before the team traded him away, and has gotten the most out of numerous relievers that other teams have given up on, including Cubs closer Hector Rondon.

The point is that Jake may have never become what he is had he stayed in Baltimore, no matter how long they gave him.
 
# 16 KBLover @ 04/23/16 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Unlucky 13
got one of the best seasons of Ryan Dempster's career out of him before the team traded him away

Dempster's CHC stats standout so bad it's not even funny. 116 ERA+ as a Cub. Not even average anywhere else.

Arrieta is insane. 469 ERA+ LOLWUT. Yeah, it's still April...but geez.

Cubbies are lucky to have a such an awesome pitching coach! Is he a well-rated coach in The Show?
 
# 17 Denzel Washington @ 04/23/16 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by KBLover
Dempster's CHC stats standout so bad it's not even funny. 116 ERA+ as a Cub. Not even average anywhere else.

Arrieta is insane. 469 ERA+ LOLWUT. Yeah, it's still April...but geez.

Cubbies are lucky to have a such an awesome pitching coach! Is he a well-rated coach in The Show?
Nope. I think Bosio has like 3 negative boosts or something. makes me wish I could edit coaches
 
# 18 Denzel Washington @ 04/23/16 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Izzy Snow
Only if the O's stuck with him. Le sigh.
Arrieta isn't what he is now if he stayed with the orioles. He would've probably been DFA'd if anything

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Originally Posted by TheWarmWind
I assume Arrieta's overall isn't 99 because as SDS has stated there ratings are an aggregate of the past three years. I would not be surprised if he is a 99 in MLB 17.
He was a elite pitcher in the 2014 season as well.
 
# 19 RCMacc44 @ 04/23/16 06:27 PM
While I believe Arietta is a good pitcher I don't believe he's worthy of a 99. He's in a situation quite like Zack Greinke where he's got an insanely low BABiP which is making him look even better than he's actually pitching, not that he's pitching poorly, but he doesn't strikeout as many pitchers and he walks too many to be worthy of the 99 overall.
 
# 20 Denzel Washington @ 04/23/16 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by RCMacc44
While I believe Arietta is a good pitcher I don't believe he's worthy of a 99. He's in a situation quite like Zack Greinke where he's got an insanely low BABiP which is making him look even better than he's actually pitching, not that he's pitching poorly, but he doesn't strikeout as many pitchers and he walks too many to be worthy of the 99 overall.
Arrieta's situation is nothing like Greinke's. Arrieta struck out 27.1% of the batters he faced. That was good for 8th in the league. Arrieta's low BABIP is a product of the high number of grounders he generates. Walks too many? His walk rate was 21st in the league. His 5.5 BB% isn't drastically different than Kershaw's 4.7%.

Whether or not he's a 99 is something I don't care about. The real issue is that his per 9's are not reflective of his real-life counterpart.
 

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