Javier Assad

SP,RP · Chicago Cubs

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'1" Weight 200
DOB 1997-07-30 Age 26.7
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 33.04, 484th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy174.01197.054481379613450464.271.37
THE BAT147.41191.645377369211552484.661.38

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Javier Assad Excels In First Start Of 2024

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Javier Assad put together a quality start in his first outing of the season in Tuesday's victory versus the Colorado Rockies. Assad went six innings and allowed four hits, one walk and struck out five on the evening. Assad did not allow many balls to be put in play or hit hard against the Rockies and sailed his way to victory. Assad is pitching to stay in the rotation when Justin Steele (hamstring) and Jameson Taillon (back) eventually return, but he has been solid dating back to 2023. The worst-case scenario for Assad is that he'll be turned into a swingman, but he may not have to worry about if he continues to throw as he has. For now, he is best served as a streaming option and draws a tough matchup versus the San Diego Padres that he can be left on the bench for.

    Apr 3 · Source via Chicago Cubs Javier Assad
  • Cubs To Begin Season With Wicks, Assad In Rotation; Smyly In Bullpen

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    With Opening Day now one week away, the Cubs made some decisions on their starting pitching plan to begin the year. Manager Craig Counsell told members of the club’s beat, including Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune, that left-hander Jordan Wicks and Javier Assad will have rotation jobs to open the campaign. Veteran lefty Drew…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago Cubs Javier Assad Drew Smyly Jordan Wicks
  • Javier Assad, Jordan Wicks The Favorites For Final Rotation Spot?

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    The Chicago Cubs have Justin Steele, Jameson Taillon, Kyle Hendricks, and Shota Imanaga locked into the top four spots in their starting rotation to begin the 2024 season, with Javier Assad, Drew Smyly, Hayden Wesneski and Jordan Wicks battling for the final spot in spring training. Right now, Assad and Wicks might have the edge for the fifth spot, but it's a coin flip, according to MLB's Jordan Bastian. Manager Craig Counsell wants to maintain flexibility with the last rotation spot, meaning there could be a shuttle between Triple-A Iowa and Chicago to build in extra rest for the starters. If Smyly doesn't win the job, he should fit in the bullpen. Assad, 26, had a strong 3.05 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 109 1/3 innings in 2023. Wicks, 24, a former first-rounder, had a 4.41 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in just 34 2/3 innings in his rookie season.

    Feb 28 · Source via Chicago Cubs Javier Assad Jordan Wicks
  • The Cubs' Fifth Starter Competition

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    With left-hander Shota Imanaga poised to join Justin Steele, Jameson Taillon, and Kyle Hendricks in the Cubs’ rotation in place of Marcus Stroman this season after the veteran righty signed with the Yankees last month, one spot remains open in the club’s starting rotation with pitchers and catchers set to report to camp for Spring…

    Feb 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Chicago Cubs Javier Assad Ben Brown Kyle Hendricks Porter Hodge Cade Horton Shota Imanaga Caleb Kilian Drew Smyly Justin Steele Jameson Taillon Hayden Wesneski Jordan Wicks
  • Javier Assad, Drew Smyly, Hayden Wesneski In Mix For No. 5 Role

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    Chicago Cubs pitchers Javier Assad, Drew Smyly, and Hayden Wesneski are expected to compete for the fifth starting pitcher role during Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. Former first-round pick Jordan Wicks is also in the mix, but Bastian notes that he's likely "better served" opening the year at Triple-A. That leaves three pitchers for presumably just one spot in the rotation, assuming the top four starters remain healthy and productive this spring. All three hurlers have potential; Assad limited hits and runs last year, Wesneski boasted a .224 OBA and 10.67 K/9 following the All-Star Break, and Smyly is a lefty with plenty of MLB experience. The two odd men out will be top candidates for a shift to the bullpen, even if temporary.

    Feb 4 · Source via Chicago Cubs Javier Assad Drew Smyly Hayden Wesneski
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC163.81192.854478359212448444.201.35
    2024 Draft Buddy174.01197.054481379613450464.271.37
    2024 Steamer157.71094.056478369613451474.521.40
    2024 THE BAT147.41191.645377369211552484.661.38
    2024 Zeile156.71089.25547434891200444.421.37

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


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    25at COL3.313.1000445014410.802.70
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    Sep 30at MILW 10-65.701.200040200000.001.20
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    Jun 11at SFL 3-130.002.0000115103313.503.00
    Jun 5at SDL 0-51.002.000003300114.503.00
    May 26vs CINL 0-95.703.200043700224.912.73
    May 25vs NYML 1-101.300.100010000000.000.00
    May 9vs STLL 4-6-0.705.101012410223.381.13
    May 4at WASL 3-46.005.000010200000.000.40
    Apr 20vs LADL 2-64.013.000032320226.001.67
    Apr 9vs TEXL 2-83.003.000031400339.001.67
    Apr 1vs MILL 1-3-4.701.1010212003320.252.25
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