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Jakob Junis
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 29

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 2 4 5.26 16 6 0 39.1 41 1.40
5 Seasons 29 35 4.82 105 89 0 515.1 468 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 16 2-4 5.26 39.1 41 1.40
5 Seasons 105 29-35 4.82 515.1 468 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 25 1525 308 20 6.5 89.5 112.9 15.2 36 .267 .473 .325 .341 .392 38.2 19 5.9 4.30 5.20
2018 26 2838 536 46 8.6 88.7 113.1 13.8 34.5 .248 .434 .331 .324 .385 35.4 21.6 5.7 4.37 4.54
2019 27 2926 537 46 8.6 90.1 112.8 12.7 35.4 .270 .479 .340 .345 .406 41.2 21.3 7.5 5.24 5.49
2020 28 394 87 7 8 88.9 108.9 12.6 34.5 .284 .497 .401 .352 .400 35.6 16.7 5.3 6.39 5.45
2021 29 627 115 14 12.2 91.2 114.7 11.6 39.1 .282 .507 .336 .356 .448 43.5 24.4 7.1 5.26 5.59
8310 1583 133 8.4 89.5 114.7 13.4 35.4 .264 .466 .337 .339 .399 38.5 21 6.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Junis relies on 6 pitches.
Slider
(39.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(34.9%) ,
Cutter
(17.2%) ,
Sinker
(3.8%) ,
Changeup
(3.5%) ,
Curveball
(0.6%) ,


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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 Slider 250 126 124 39.9 82.8 71 63 12 10 0 0 2 29 36 .190 .189 .286 .327 .239 .254 87.7 18 2449 5.6 40.2 27.6
2021 4-Seam Fastball 219 112 107 34.9 90.8 58 54 16 8 4 0 4 6 48 .296 .345 .593 .713 .393 .459 94.2 12 2244 5.8 12.8 11.5
2021 Cutter 108 46 62 17.2 88.8 29 27 10 7 2 0 1 5 22 .370 .304 .556 .441 .415 .346 89.3 10 2303 5.7 20.0 23.8
2021 Sinker 24 8 16 3.8 91.0 6 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 6 .667 .518 .833 .874 .646 .599 93.0 -5 2196 5.9 18.2
2021 Changeup 22 2 20 3.5 84.9 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .396 .250 .461 .220 .379 94.0 -15 1711 5.6 0.0 33.3
2021 Curveball 4 1 3 0.6 77.4 2350 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 .378 .692 .513 .530 .379 101.1 7 2104 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 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 43.5 27 24.3 5.2 38.3 37.4 24.3 2.6 32.2 16.5 26.1 10.4 12.2
43 26 24.4 6.5 39.3 38.3 22.3 2.6 31.9 24.5 25.5 6.3 8.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 108 88.8 26.1 0.7 2 1 -1.1 -52
2021 Curveball KC R 4 77.4 46.6 -8.4 -15 11.8 3.8 47
2021 4-Seamer KC R 218 90.8 19.1 -2.6 -15 5.8 -1.5 -20
2021 Changeup KC R 22 84.9 31.2 0.6 2 11.1 -2.7 -20
2021 Sinker KC R 24 91 23.8 0.2 1 15.1 0.3 2
2021 Slider KC R 249 82.8 40 1.1 3 12.4 5.3 76
2020 Changeup KC R 17 84.3 32.1 2 7 9.9 -3.2 -25
2020 Slider KC R 182 80.1 45.7 3.2 8 16.3 8 96
2020 4-Seamer KC R 137 91.1 18.5 -2 -12 4.4 -2.5 -37
2020 Sinker KC R 57 90.6 24.2 1 4 11.9 -2.7 -19
2019 Curveball KC R 411 79.3 48.6 -5.7 -11 15.3 6.7 78
2019 4-Seamer KC R 984 91.7 18.9 -2 -12 6 -1.4 -19
2019 Changeup KC R 157 84.6 34.1 2.8 9 4.5 -8.9 -66
2019 Sinker KC R 505 91 24.4 0.8 3 13 -1.6 -11
2019 Slider KC R 867 82.4 43.3 2.4 6 14.7 7.5 105
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 Curveball KC R 186 79.1 49.1 -5.5 -10 14.4 5.4 59
2018 Slider KC R 972 82.2 45.2 3.8 9 14.5 7.5 107
2018 4-Seamer KC R 937 91.3 20 -2.6 -15 6.6 -1.2 -15
2017 Slider KC R 514 81.3 44.2 3 7 11.5 4.5 64
2017 Changeup KC R 105 81.9 37.2 5.4 17 7.4 -6.1 -45
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 4-Seamer KC R 319 91.6 17.5 -1.4 -9 7.6 -0.9 -10
! 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 0.4 0 22 3.5 4 .25 .25 .225 0 25 33.3 .396 .461 .379 66.7
2021 Sinker 1.2 0 24 3.8 6 .667 .833 .658 18.2 0 .518 .874 .599 50
2021 Cutter -0.7 -1 108 17.2 29 .37 .556 .421 20 17.2 23.8 .304 .441 .346 36.4
2021 4-Seamer 1.8 4 219 34.9 58 .296 .593 .397 12.8 10.3 11.5 .345 .713 .46 47.9
2021 Slider -0.7 -2 250 39.9 71 .19 .286 .242 40.2 40.8 27.6 .189 .327 .255 38.9
2021 Curveball -0.8 0 4 0.6
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 .378 .513 .379 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 .291 .578 .404 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 .276 .216 30.6
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 186 6.6 25 .273 .591 .438 12.8 4 16.7 .313 .727 .466 42.9
2018 Changeup 2.7 5 167 5.9 42 .316 .526 .385 21.8 4.8 7.1 .26 .418 .323 37.8
2018 Sinker 0.5 3 576 20.3 160 .34 .513 .386 13.8 6.9 11.8 .306 .488 .357 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 .291 .613 .401 42.3
2017 Slider 0.1 0 514 33.7 148 .231 .321 .279 38 38.5 27 .199 .292 .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 44 90.7 78 14.8 12:45 2:00 -75
2020 Slider 152 80.2 62 18 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Changeup 21 85 81 13.6 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Cutter 108 88.8 44 7.7 12:45 11:30 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 217 90.8 75 14.6 1:15 12:45 30
2021 Sinker 24 91 80 18 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 248 82.8 38 13.4 8:00 8:45 -45
! 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 168 627 -4 -1 5 2 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 627 50.2 62.5 80.2 27.6 59.3 41.1 56.5 45.1 25.4 9.3 69
8310 50.1 64.4 86.2 27.5 55.2 41.9 61.6 46 22.4 8.3 74.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 17 21 13 11 35 34 38 5 11 30 87 32 17 29 5 19
2018 29 33 20 14 50 1 15 38 47 47 88 33 29 26 6 38
2019 15 16 12 14 25 2 22 13 13 37 60 27 15 29 8 40
2020 18 11 12 16 34 38 36 38 58 12 88 13 18 24 15
2021 13 54 34
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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 36.1 -5 12 30 14 45.2
2020 24 7 7 0 0 4 1 14.3
2021 23.6 7 10.5 -4 4 7 1 14.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 31 39 36 38 42 36 34 41 30 38 45 41 26 27 30 42 25 45 28 37 22 35 29 38 40 41 44 35 38 36 44
2020 7 6 8 6 8 7 8 8 8 5 7 7 5 6 7 8 6 8 7 8 5 6 6 7 6 8 6 6 7 6 8
2021 7 9 9 8 12 8 9 13 7 9 10 11 6 7 8 10 5 13 12 11 6 9 9 12 11 9 11 6 10 10 11
! 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 90.2 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 84.7 2.8 84.6 -0.1 84.3 -0.3 84.9 0.6
Breaking Velocity 80.7 81.7 1 81.4 -0.3 80.1 -1.3 82.8 2.7
Exit Velocity 89.5 88.7 -0.8 90.1 1.4 88.9 -1.2 91.2 2.3
Launch Angle 15.2 13.8 -1.4 12.7 -1.1 12.6 -0.1 11.6 -1
Barrel % 6.5 8.6 2.1 8.6 0 8 -0.6 12.2 4.2
Hard Hit % 38.2 35.4 -2.8 41.2 5.8 35.6 -5.6 43.5 7.9
Sweet Spot % 36 34.5 -1.5 35.4 0.9 34.5 -0.9 39.1 4.6
xBA .267 .248 -0.019 .27 0.022 .284 0.014 .282 -0.002
BA .264 .265 0.001 .276 0.011 .333 0.057 .279 -0.054
xwOBA .341 .324 -0.017 .345 0.021 .352 0.007 .356 0.004
wOBA .325 .331 0.006 .34 0.009 .401 0.061 .336 -0.065
xSLG .473 .434 -0.039 .479 0.045 .497 0.018 .507 0.01
SLG .44 .455 0.015 .468 0.013 .581 0.113 .461 -0.12
K% 19 21.6 2.6 21.3 -0.3 16.7 -4.6 24.4 7.7
BB% 5.9 5.7 -0.2 7.5 1.8 5.3 -2.2 7.1 1.8
Swing % 45.4 46.9 1.5 45.3 -1.6 48.7 3.4 45.1 -3.6
Whiff% 21.8 22 0.2 22.6 0.6 20.3 -2.3 25.4 5.1
In Zone % 54.5 50.3 -4.2 47.1 -3.2 53.8 6.7 50.2 -3.6
Out of Zone % 45.5 49.7 4.2 52.9 3.2 46.2 -6.7 49.8 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.7 29.4 5.7 27.6 -1.8 26.9 -0.7 27.6 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 29.4 -0.2 27.1 -2.3 29.8 2.7 23.2 -6.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.8 62.8 1 61.6 -1.2 59.6 -2 56.5 -3.1
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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 168 .336 74 22 29.7 94 62 66.0

Pitch Distribution