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
2022 4 3 3.53 15 12 0 71.1 63 1.14
6 Seasons 33 38 4.66 120 101 0 586.2 531 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 15 4-3 3.53 71.1 63 1.14
6 Seasons 120 33-38 4.66 586.2 531 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 24 1525 308 20 6.5 4.7 89.5 112.9 15.2 36.0 .272 .483 .325 .347 .400 38.2 19.0 5.9 4.30 5.30
2018 25 2838 536 46 8.6 6.1 88.7 113.1 13.8 34.5 .248 .432 .331 .324 .383 35.6 21.6 5.7 4.37 4.48
2019 26 2926 537 46 8.6 6 90.1 112.8 12.7 35.4 .270 .480 .340 .346 .407 41.2 21.3 7.5 5.24 5.41
2020 27 394 87 7 8 6.1 88.9 108.9 12.6 34.5 .287 .507 .401 .357 .408 35.6 16.7 5.3 6.39 5.59
2021 28 627 115 14 12.2 8.3 91.2 114.7 11.6 39.1 .282 .507 .336 .356 .448 43.5 24.4 7.1 5.26 5.54
2022 29 1120 211 17 8.1 5.8 89.4 111.6 12.4 32.7 .247 .405 .295 .307 .365 41.2 21.5 5.5 3.53 3.87
Player 9430 1794 150 8.4 5.9 89.5 114.7 13.3 35.1 .262 .460 .332 .336 .396 38.9 21.0 6.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Junis relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(49.7%) ,
Sinker
(29.4%) ,
Changeup
(16.3%) ,
Cutter
(3.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 42.2 25.3 24.4 8.1 39.0 41.9 18.5 2.9 29.9 25.3 23.4 9.4 6.5 4.7
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 6.1
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 6.0
2020 46.0 25.3 24.1 4.6 40.2 34.5 25.3 2.3 34.5 21.8 25.3 6.9 8.0 6.1
2021 43.5 27.0 24.3 5.2 38.3 37.4 24.3 2.6 32.2 16.5 26.1 10.4 12.2 8.3
2022 45.5 26.5 22.3 5.7 37.0 37.0 26.1 4.3 30.8 24.2 27.0 5.2 8.1 5.8
Player 43.3 26.5 23.7 6.4 39.0 38.2 22.7 2.8 31.8 24.5 25.6 6.1 8.4 5.9
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Changeup SF R 182 84.2 33.5 2.3 7 10.1 -3.7 -27
2022 Sinker SF R 329 91.7 23.6 0.2 1 13.5 -1.3 -9
2022 Cutter SF R 43 85.5 32.6 -2.3 -8 6.4 3.1 92
2022 Slider SF R 557 82.6 39.5 -0.1 0 14.1 5.9 72
2022 4-Seamer SF R 9 87.6 21.6 -2.7 -14 3.1 -2.5 -45
2021 Changeup KC R 21 84.8 31.5 0.9 3 11.1 -2.8 -20
2021 Sinker KC R 26 90.9 23.6 -0.3 -1 14.9 0.1 1
2021 4-Seamer KC R 218 90.8 19.1 -2.6 -16 5.8 -1.6 -21
2021 Cutter KC R 109 88.7 26.2 0.6 2 1.1 -1.1 -50
2021 Curveball KC R 3 77.6 46.8 -7.8 -14 10.3 2.3 28
2021 Slider KC R 250 82.8 40.1 1.1 3 12.4 5.3 75
2020 Changeup KC R 17 84.3 32.1 2.0 7 9.9 -3.2 -25
2020 Slider KC R 182 80.1 45.7 3.2 7 16.3 8.0 96
2020 4-Seamer KC R 137 91.1 18.5 -2.0 -12 4.4 -2.6 -37
2020 Sinker KC R 58 90.6 24.2 1.0 4 11.9 -2.7 -19
2019 4-Seamer KC R 984 91.7 18.9 -2.0 -12 6.0 -1.4 -19
2019 Changeup KC R 157 84.6 34.1 2.8 9 4.5 -8.9 -66
2019 Slider KC R 867 82.4 43.3 2.4 6 14.7 7.5 105
2019 Curveball KC R 411 79.3 48.6 -5.7 -11 15.3 6.7 78
2019 Sinker KC R 505 91.0 24.4 0.7 3 13.0 -1.6 -11
2018 Curveball KC R 186 79.1 49.1 -5.5 -10 14.4 5.4 59
2018 4-Seamer KC R 937 91.3 20.0 -2.5 -14 6.6 -1.3 -16
2018 Sinker KC R 576 90.6 26.3 2.0 8 14.8 0.1 1
2018 Changeup KC R 167 84.7 33.8 1.7 5 9.1 -4.6 -34
2018 Slider KC R 972 82.2 45.2 3.8 9 14.5 7.5 107
2017 Curveball KC R 57 75.8 55.4 -2.5 -4 8.9 -0.4 -4
2017 Slider KC R 514 81.3 44.2 3.0 7 11.5 4.5 64
2017 Sinker KC R 523 91.0 23.5 1.0 5 14.3 -0.5 -4
2017 4-Seamer KC R 319 91.6 17.5 -1.4 -9 7.6 -0.9 -10
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 %
2022 Slider -1.8 -10 557 49.7 163 .209 .340 .265 26.1 28.2 24.2 .221 .359 .277 42.1
2022 Sinker -0.5 -2 329 29.4 71 .292 .415 .349 17.1 15.5 19.3 .280 .455 .345 47.3
2022 Changeup 2.2 4 182 16.3 41 .316 .579 .426 22.2 4.9 4.1 .327 .540 .396 30.6
2022 Cutter 3.2 1 43 3.8 14 .154 .308 .229 13.0 28.6 14.3 .152 .197 .190 33.3
2022 4-Seamer -8.8 -1 9 0.8 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .245 .750 .412 50.0
2021 Slider -0.8 -2 250 39.9 71 .190 .286 .242 40.2 40.8 27.6 .188 .327 .255 38.9
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 4 218 34.8 58 .296 .593 .397 12.8 10.3 11.5 .346 .714 .460 47.9
2021 Cutter -0.8 -1 109 17.4 29 .370 .556 .421 20.0 17.2 23.8 .304 .441 .346 36.4
2021 Sinker 1.0 0 26 4.1 6 .667 .833 .658 18.2 0.0 -- .518 .874 .599 50.0
2021 Changeup 0.2 0 21 3.3 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 25.0 33.3 .396 .461 .379 66.7
2021 Curveball -0.2 0 3 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Slider -0.2 0 182 46.2 47 .262 .452 .332 26.3 27.7 18.3 .242 .428 .317 26.7
2020 4-Seamer 0.0 0 137 34.8 43 .275 .575 .381 16.2 9.3 20.0 .285 .542 .372 30.6
2020 Sinker 4.4 3 58 14.7 13 .538 .692 .508 19.4 7.7 20.0 .409 .555 .411 83.3
2020 Changeup 9.6 2 17 4.3 10 .600 1.000 .685 7.7 10.0 25.0 .339 .639 .416 22.2
2019 4-Seamer 1.1 11 984 33.6 246 .344 .633 .448 16.3 10.2 11.7 .358 .632 .442 42.3
2019 Slider -1.7 -14 867 29.6 259 .152 .232 .209 38.2 44.4 26.7 .148 .276 .216 30.6
2019 Sinker 2.4 12 505 17.3 155 .352 .549 .416 9.2 7.1 11.3 .320 .546 .392 47.0
2019 Curveball -0.1 -1 411 14.0 70 .288 .559 .407 25.6 11.4 24.2 .296 .588 .409 38.5
2019 Changeup 1.1 2 157 5.4 40 .350 .550 .386 17.5 12.5 16.7 .299 .471 .323 54.3
2018 Slider -0.9 -9 972 34.2 307 .179 .312 .247 35.7 41.0 25.4 .177 .306 .242 26.2
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 7 937 33.0 223 .321 .591 .418 13.2 10.8 12.8 .297 .545 .396 37.6
2018 Sinker 0.4 3 576 20.3 160 .340 .513 .386 13.8 6.9 11.8 .306 .488 .357 42.6
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 186 6.6 25 .273 .591 .438 12.8 4.0 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 .260 .418 .323 37.8
2017 Sinker -0.1 -1 523 34.3 150 .299 .485 .381 10.0 6.7 10.9 .332 .587 .412 47.2
2017 Slider 0.0 0 514 33.7 148 .231 .321 .279 38.0 38.5 27.0 .199 .291 .254 24.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 1 319 20.9 84 .260 .468 .342 15.9 7.1 10.9 .293 .624 .406 42.3
2017 Changeup -1.5 -2 105 6.9 28 .192 .346 .220 26.1 21.4 20.7 .229 .337 .234 18.2
2017 Curveball 5.2 3 57 3.7 5 .600 2.400 1.200 53.8 0.0 0.0 .469 1.439 .774 60.0
! 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 113 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 18.0 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Changeup 20 84.9 81 13.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Cutter 109 88.7 43 7.7 12:45 11:30 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 216 90.8 75 14.6 1:15 12:45 30
2021 Sinker 26 90.9 80 18.0 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Slider 248 82.8 38 13.4 8:00 8:45 -45
2022 Changeup 163 84.2 74 11.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 Cutter 42 85.4 24 7.9 8:30 10:00 -90
2022 Sinker 312 91.7 75 16.5 1:15 2:00 -45
2022 Slider 544 82.6 39 14.9 8:00 9:00 -60
! 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 1,520 -11 -2 9 6 2
2018 757 2,838 1 -15 10 10 6
2019 770 2,924 -4 -16 15 15 9
2020 113 394 7 -7 1 2 4
2021 168 627 -4 -1 5 2 1
2022 293 1,120 -7 -6 3 2 -7
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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 1,525 54.5 63.2 85.1 23.7 52.4 42.0 62.0 45.4 21.8 8.4 76.6
2018 2,838 50.3 64.2 87.1 29.4 54.2 40.7 62.8 46.9 22.0 8.3 73.7
2019 2,926 47.1 65.1 87.3 27.6 56.2 42.0 61.6 45.3 22.6 7.9 77.4
2020 394 53.8 67.5 86.0 26.9 57.1 49.5 59.6 48.7 20.3 10.2 70.0
2021 627 50.2 62.5 80.2 27.6 59.3 41.1 56.5 45.1 25.4 9.3 69.0
2022 1,120 52.7 59.8 86.1 28.9 56.9 41.8 64.8 45.2 22.3 8.9 67.0
Player 9,430 50.4 63.8 86.2 27.7 55.4 41.8 62.0 45.9 22.4 8.4 73.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 16 19 11 10 34 34 38 5 11 30 87 32 12 29 5 16 39
2018 31 37 24 17 54 1 15 37 47 47 88 33 66 26 6 36 32
2019 16 17 13 14 28 2 22 13 13 37 60 27 32 29 7 36 33
2020 16 10 11 15 32 38 36 38 58 12 88 13 42 23 16 24
2021 14 55 11
2022 50 40 35 34 66 35 35 26 24 42 85 25 47 17 44 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.1 15 16.6 -2 9 11 8 53.3
2018 22.8 32 34.3 -2 7 28 12 37.5
2019 23.0 31 36.3 -5 9 31 14 45.2
2020 24.0 7 7.1 0 0 5 3 42.9
2021 23.6 7 9.0 -2 3 8 4 57.1
2022 22.7 8 8.9 -1 3 11 1 12.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 15 18 22 16 14 18 16 15 17 16 17 15 14 12 17 19 17 18 12 18 20 14 14 19 16 17 17 14 18 16 21
2018 32 37 34 34 32 36 32 41 38 25 33 36 31 27 34 39 31 37 29 35 34 33 34 34 36 42 37 30 34 31 42
2019 31 42 35 37 36 39 37 42 35 35 38 38 26 27 30 43 28 46 23 32 45 35 29 35 38 38 46 35 36 39 45
2020 7 6 8 6 8 7 0 8 8 5 7 7 6 6 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 8 6 6 8 6 8
2021 7 10 9 6 11 12 10 12 9 6 7 10 6 5 6 9 8 9 11 9 9 10 10 12 10 8 10 7 8 9 12
2022 8 13 7 8 10 12 8 9 7 5 10 10 7 5 5 10 10 12 7 8 9 10 10 9 9 8 15 8 6 7 13
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.2 91 -0.2 91.5 0.5 91 -0.5 90.1 -0.9 90.9 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 81.9 84.7 2.8 84.6 -0.1 84.3 -0.3 84.8 0.5 84.2 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 80.7 81.7 1 81.4 -0.3 80.1 -1.3 82.8 2.7 82.6 -0.2
Exit Velocity 89.5 88.7 -0.8 90.1 1.4 88.9 -1.2 91.2 2.3 89.4 -1.8
Launch Angle 15.2 13.8 -1.4 12.7 -1.1 12.6 -0.1 11.6 -1 12.4 0.8
Barrel % 6.5 8.6 2.1 8.6 0 8 -0.6 12.2 4.2 8.1 -4.1
Hard Hit % 38.2 35.6 -2.6 41.2 5.6 35.6 -5.6 43.5 7.9 41.2 -2.3
Sweet Spot % 36 34.5 -1.5 35.4 0.9 34.5 -0.9 39.1 4.6 32.7 -6.4
xBA .272 .248 -0.024 .27 0.022 .287 0.017 .282 -0.005 .247 -0.035
BA .264 .265 0.001 .276 0.011 .333 0.057 .279 -0.054 .238 -0.041
xwOBA .347 .324 -0.023 .346 0.022 .357 0.011 .356 -0.001 .307 -0.049
wOBA .325 .331 0.006 .34 0.009 .401 0.061 .336 -0.065 .295 -0.041
xSLG .483 .432 -0.051 .48 0.048 .507 0.027 .507 0 .405 -0.102
SLG .44 .455 0.015 .468 0.013 .581 0.113 .461 -0.12 .385 -0.076
K% 19 21.6 2.6 21.3 -0.3 16.7 -4.6 24.4 7.7 21.5 -2.9
BB% 5.9 5.7 -0.2 7.5 1.8 5.3 -2.2 7.1 1.8 5.5 -1.6
Swing % 45.4 46.9 1.5 45.3 -1.6 48.7 3.4 45.1 -3.6 45.2 0.1
Whiff% 21.8 22 0.2 22.6 0.6 20.3 -2.3 25.4 5.1 22.3 -3.1
In Zone % 54.5 50.3 -4.2 47.1 -3.2 53.8 6.7 50.2 -3.6 52.7 2.5
Out of Zone % 45.5 49.7 4.2 52.9 3.2 46.2 -6.7 49.8 3.6 47.3 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.7 29.4 5.7 27.6 -1.8 26.9 -0.7 27.6 0.7 28.9 1.3
First Pitch Swing % 29.7 29.4 -0.3 27.1 -2.3 29.8 2.7 23.2 -6.6 27.3 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 62 62.8 0.8 61.6 -1.2 59.6 -2 56.5 -3.1 64.8 8.3
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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
2022 293 .295 152 41 27.0 141 109 77.3

Pitch Tempo