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Jakob Junis
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 29, #876, Kansas City Royals | Rock Falls (IL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 3.71 5 3 0 17.0 18 1.18
5 Seasons 28 31 4.75 94 86 0 493.0 445 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 5 1-0 3.71 17.0 18 1.18
5 Seasons 94 28-31 4.75 493.0 445 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 1525 308 20 6.5 89.5 112.9 15.2 36 .267 .473 .325 .341 .392 38.2 19 5.9 4.30 5.17
2018 2838 536 46 8.6 88.7 113.1 13.8 34.5 .248 .434 .331 .325 .385 35.4 21.6 5.7 4.37 4.54
2019 2926 537 46 8.6 90.1 112.8 12.7 35.4 .270 .478 .340 .344 .405 41.2 21.3 7.5 5.24 5.45
2020 394 87 7 8 88.9 108.9 12.6 34.5 .283 .497 .401 .352 .400 35.6 16.7 5.3 6.39 5.45
2021 252 44 6 13.6 93.9 114.7 13.4 43.2 .302 .568 .278 .391 .509 52.3 26.5 8.8 3.71 6.06
7935 1512 125 8.3 89.5 114.7 13.6 35.4 .263 .465 .335 .339 .398 38.5 20.9 6.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Junis relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56%) ,
Cutter
(34.5%) ,
Changeup
(5.6%) ,
Sinker
(3.2%) ,
Slider
(0.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 141 66 75 56.0 90.7 39 35 9 5 3 0 1 5 30 .257 .380 .429 .739 .335 .489 95.0 14 2258 5.8 12.9 14.7
2021 Cutter 87 44 43 34.5 82.9 23 20 2 2 0 0 0 12 9 .100 .149 .100 .319 .137 .239 90.5 27 2526 5.7 50.0 32.4
2021 Changeup 14 0 14 5.6 84.8 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .433 .500 .531 .444 .415 103.1 10 1687 5.6 0.0 100.0
2021 Sinker 8 3 5 3.2 89.8 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 .500 .316 .500 .339 .444 .286 90.8 -17 2096 5.8 20.0 0.0
2021 Slider 2 1 1 0.8 79.5 2387 5.3
2020 Slider 182 83 99 46.2 80.1 47 42 11 7 2 0 2 13 30 .262 .243 .452 .428 .328 .318 85.1 9 2435 5.8 26.3 18.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 137 45 92 34.8 91.1 43 40 11 7 0 0 4 4 36 .275 .282 .575 .529 .377 .366 90.0 18 2097 6.0 16.2 20.0
2020 Sinker 58 38 20 14.7 90.6 13 13 7 5 2 0 0 1 12 .538 .376 .692 .511 .530 .378 101.1 7 2119 6.0 19.4 20.0
2020 Changeup 17 2 15 4.3 84.3 10 10 6 4 1 0 1 1 9 .600 .339 1.000 .639 .675 .416 82.4 7 1686 5.7 7.7 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 42.2 25.3 24.4 8.1 39.3 41.9 18.8 2.9 29.9 25.3 23.4 9.4 6.5
2018 42.7 27.4 22.9 6.9 38.6 36.9 24.4 2.8 31.9 27.2 24.6 4.1 8.6
2019 43.2 26.4 24.6 5.8 40.2 38.5 21.2 2.2 32.6 23.5 27.4 5.6 8.6
2020 46 16.1 33.3 4.6 40.2 34.5 25.3 2.3 34.5 21.8 25.3 6.9 8
2021 45.5 27.3 25 2.3 43.2 40.9 15.9 0 25 22.7 27.3 11.4 13.6
43.1 26 24.5 6.5 39.6 38.5 22 2.5 31.7 25.1 25.5 6.1 8.3
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Cutter KC R 87 82.9 39.4 -5.5 -16 11.2 6 118
2021 Sinker KC R 8 89.8 26.9 3.2 13 14.9 -0.3 -2
2021 Changeup KC R 14 84.8 29.9 -0.7 -2 9.3 -4.3 -31
2021 4-Seamer KC R 141 90.7 18.7 -2.4 -15 6.1 -1.3 -18
2021 Slider KC R 2 79.5 49.7 5.4 12 18 6.8 61
2020 Sinker KC R 58 90.6 24.2 1.1 5 11.9 -2.6 -18
2020 4-Seamer KC R 137 91.1 18.5 -2 -12 4.4 -2.5 -37
2020 Slider KC R 182 80.1 45.7 3.2 8 16.3 7.9 95
2020 Changeup KC R 17 84.3 32.1 1.8 6 9.9 -3.2 -25
2019 Changeup KC R 157 84.6 34.1 2.7 9 4.5 -8.9 -66
2019 Slider KC R 867 82.4 43.3 2.4 6 14.7 7.5 105
2019 Sinker KC R 505 91 24.4 0.8 4 13 -1.6 -11
2019 4-Seamer KC R 984 91.7 18.9 -2 -12 6 -1.4 -18
2019 Curveball KC R 411 79.3 48.6 -5.7 -10 15.3 6.7 79
2018 Slider KC R 972 82.2 45.2 3.8 9 14.5 7.5 107
2018 Curveball KC R 186 79.1 49.1 -5.5 -10 14.4 5.4 60
2018 Changeup KC R 167 84.7 33.8 1.7 5 9.1 -4.6 -34
2018 Sinker KC R 576 90.6 26.3 2 8 14.8 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer KC R 937 91.3 20 -2.6 -15 6.6 -1.2 -15
2017 4-Seamer KC R 319 91.6 17.5 -1.4 -9 7.6 -0.9 -10
2017 Slider KC R 514 81.3 44.2 3 7 11.5 4.5 64
2017 Sinker KC R 523 91 23.5 1.1 5 14.3 -0.5 -4
2017 Curveball KC R 57 75.8 55.4 -2.5 -4 8.9 -0.4 -4
2017 Changeup KC R 105 81.9 37.2 5.4 17 7.4 -6.1 -45
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup 2.4 0 14 5.6 2 .5 .5 .45 0 50 100 .433 .531 .414 100
2021 Sinker -2.3 0 8 3.2 4 .5 .5 .45 20 0 0 .316 .339 .286 50
2021 Cutter -3.8 -3 87 34.5 23 .1 .1 .139 50 52.2 32.4 .149 .319 .24 44.4
2021 4-Seamer 0.7 1 141 56 39 .257 .429 .335 12.9 12.8 14.7 .38 .739 .49 53.3
2021 Slider -0.4 0 2 0.8
2020 Changeup 9.6 2 17 4.3 10 .6 1 .685 7.7 10 25 .339 .639 .416 22.2
2020 Sinker 4.4 3 58 14.7 13 .538 .692 .538 19.4 7.7 20 .376 .511 .378 83.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.1 0 137 34.8 43 .275 .575 .381 16.2 9.3 20 .282 .529 .366 30.6
2020 Slider -0.1 0 182 46.2 47 .262 .452 .332 26.3 27.7 18.3 .243 .428 .317 26.7
2019 Changeup 1.2 2 157 5.4 40 .35 .55 .386 17.5 12.5 16.7 .3 .471 .323 54.3
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 411 14 70 .288 .559 .401 25.6 11.4 24.2 .29 .56 .397 38.5
2019 Sinker 2.5 13 505 17.3 155 .352 .549 .416 9.2 7.1 11.3 .321 .546 .392 47
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 11 984 33.6 246 .344 .633 .448 16.3 10.2 11.7 .358 .632 .442 42.3
2019 Slider -1.6 -14 867 29.6 259 .152 .232 .209 38.2 44.4 26.7 .148 .275 .215 30.6
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 186 6.6 25 .273 .591 .438 12.8 4 16.7 .312 .727 .465 42.9
2018 Changeup 2.7 5 167 5.9 42 .316 .526 .385 21.8 4.8 7.1 .261 .419 .324 37.8
2018 Sinker 0.5 3 576 20.3 160 .34 .513 .386 13.8 6.9 11.8 .306 .488 .358 42.6
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 7 937 33 223 .321 .591 .418 13.2 10.8 12.8 .299 .552 .4 37
2018 Slider -0.9 -8 972 34.2 307 .179 .312 .247 35.7 41 25.4 .177 .305 .242 26.2
2017 Curveball 5.2 3 57 3.7 5 .6 2.4 1.2 53.8 0 0 .469 1.439 .774 60
2017 Changeup -1.4 -2 105 6.9 28 .192 .346 .22 26.1 21.4 20.7 .229 .337 .234 18.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 319 20.9 84 .26 .468 .342 15.9 7.1 10.9 .29 .613 .401 42.3
2017 Slider 0.1 0 514 33.7 148 .231 .321 .279 38 38.5 27 .199 .291 .254 24.4
2017 Sinker -0.1 0 523 34.3 150 .299 .485 .384 10 6.7 10.9 .328 .58 .408 47.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 12 84.2 72 12.5 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 112 91.2 82 14.1 1:00 12:30 30
2020 Sinker 45 90.7 79 14.8 12:45 2:00 -75
2020 Slider 152 80.2 62 18 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Changeup 13 84.9 83 13.2 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Cutter 86 82.9 32 11.9 8:00 8:45 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 140 90.7 77 15.1 1:15 12:45 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 417 1520 -11 -2 9 6 2
2018 757 2838 1 -14 11 10 7
2019 770 2924 -3 -15 15 15 12
2020 113 394 8 -6 1 2 4
2021 68 252 0 -5 2 1 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 1525 54.5 63.2 85.1 23.7 52.4 42.1 61.8 45.4 21.8 8.4 76.6
2018 2838 50.3 64.2 87.1 29.4 54.2 40.7 62.8 46.9 22 8.3 73.7
2019 2926 47.1 65.1 87.3 27.6 56.2 42 61.6 45.3 22.6 7.9 77.4
2020 394 53.8 67.5 86 26.9 57.1 49.5 59.6 48.7 20.3 10.2 70
2021 252 48.8 70.7 77 20.9 59.3 41.7 57.4 45.2 27.2 10.7 77.8
7935 50.1 64.7 86.4 27.3 55 41.9 61.8 46.1 22.3 8.3 75.5
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 18 21 13 11 35 34 38 5 11 30 87 32 18 29 5 19
2018 28 33 20 14 50 1 15 38 47 47 88 33 28 26 6 38
2019 16 15 12 14 25 2 22 13 13 37 60 27 16 29 8 40
2020 18 12 12 16 34 38 36 38 58 12 88 13 18 24 15
2021 17 14 14 16 26 4 16 4 10 62 49 48 17 7 67
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23 31 35.2 -4 15 29 13 41.9
2020 24 7 6.6 0 0 5 3 42.9
2021 23.5 1 2.3 -1 2 2 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 31 40 36 40 42 34 33 39 37 39 43 39 26 27 30 41 23 41 28 33 22 33 29 37 39 38 43 35 33 35 42
2020 7 7 8 6 8 7 6 8 8 5 7 7 5 6 7 8 4 5 7 8 5 6 6 7 6 8 6 6 7 6 8
2021 1 5 1 4 3 2 1 3 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 2 2 1 1 2 4 3 1 4 3 2 2 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 91 -0.2 91.5 0.5 91 -0.5 87.8 -3.2
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 84.7 2.8 84.6 -0.1 84.3 -0.3 84.8 0.5
Breaking Velocity 80.7 81.7 1 81.4 -0.3 80.1 -1.3 79.5 -0.6
Exit Velocity 89.5 88.7 -0.8 90.1 1.4 88.9 -1.2 93.9 5
Launch Angle 15.2 13.8 -1.4 12.7 -1.1 12.6 -0.1 13.4 0.8
Barrel % 6.5 8.6 2.1 8.6 0 8 -0.6 13.6 5.6
Hard Hit % 38.2 35.4 -2.8 41.2 5.8 35.6 -5.6 52.3 16.7
Sweet Spot % 36 34.5 -1.5 35.4 0.9 34.5 -0.9 43.2 8.7
xBA .267 .248 -0.019 .27 0.022 .283 0.013 .302 0.019
BA .264 .265 0.001 .276 0.011 .333 0.057 .23 -0.103
xwOBA .341 .325 -0.016 .344 0.019 .352 0.008 .391 0.039
wOBA .325 .331 0.006 .34 0.009 .401 0.061 .278 -0.123
xSLG .473 .434 -0.039 .478 0.044 .497 0.019 .568 0.071
SLG .44 .455 0.015 .468 0.013 .581 0.113 .328 -0.253
K% 19 21.6 2.6 21.3 -0.3 16.7 -4.6 26.5 9.8
BB% 5.9 5.7 -0.2 7.5 1.8 5.3 -2.2 8.8 3.5
Swing % 45.4 46.9 1.5 45.3 -1.6 48.7 3.4 45.2 -3.5
Whiff% 21.8 22 0.2 22.6 0.6 20.3 -2.3 27.2 6.9
In Zone % 54.5 50.3 -4.2 47.1 -3.2 53.8 6.7 48.8 -5
Out of Zone % 45.5 49.7 4.2 52.9 3.2 46.2 -6.7 51.2 5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.7 29.4 5.7 27.6 -1.8 26.9 -0.7 20.9 -6
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 29.4 -0.2 27.1 -2.3 29.8 2.7 25 -4.8
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 62.8 1 61.6 -1.2 59.6 -2 57.4 -2.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 418 .321 205 6 2.9 213 24 11.3
2018 757 .331 378 103 27.2 379 179 47.2
2019 770 .340 360 42 11.7 410 114 27.8
2020 113 .401 44 16 36.4 69 31 44.9
2021 68 .278 27 11 40.7 41 29 70.7

Pitch Distribution