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Despite missing five weeks to start the season, the 2011 campaign was pretty good for Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto. The Dominican native finished with a minuscule 2.31 ERA (1.38 ERA at home), 9-5 record, 1.090 WHIP and three complete games in 156 innings pitched. His showing last season impressed so much that he was quickly labelled as the team's ace by mid-season. And while there's no doubt whether or not Cueto can pitch this well, the real concern is can he do it again in 2012?
So, to help give a better idea of what this upcoming season may hold for him I've dug up projections from four different sources. They are as follows:
And here are their respective projections for Cueto:
BG: 10 wins, 139.1 IP, 4.02 ERA, 6.9 SO/9, 1.15 WHIP
RC: 13-8, 175 IP, 3.45 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 125 Ks
ZiPS: 10-7 3.63 ERA, 173.1 IP, 123 Ks, 110 ERA+
ESPN: 14 wins, ...