Janson Junk
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 197LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 22, #662, New York Yankees | Seattle
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 1 6.48 3 2 0 8.1 11 1.56
2023 0 1 4.91 2 1 0 7.1 5 1.36
2024 0 0 9.00 3 0 0 5 3 2.80
4 Seasons 1 3 5.35 12 7 0 37 29 1.59
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 3 1-1 6.48 8.1 11 1.56
2023 2 0-1 4.91 7.1 5 1.36
2024 3 0-0 9.00 5 3 2.80
4 Seasons 12 1-3 5.35 37 29 1.59
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2021 25 247 59 7 11.9 9.9 88.3 116.1 13.9 40.7 .295 .570 .357 .374 .428 33.9 14.1 2.8 3.86 6.23
2022 26 159 23 1 4.3 2.7 88.5 106.1 -0.1 34.8 .221 .349 .347 .282 .363 34.8 29.7 8.1 6.48 3.27
2023 27 110 25 2 8.0 6.1 87.0 110.1 8.9 28.0 .270 .375 .333 .303 .332 36.0 15.2 6.1 4.91 3.85
2024 28 101 23 1 4.3 3.7 89.7 109.1 16.2 43.5 .367 .513 .525 .380 .415 52.2 11.1 3.7 9.00 6.05
Player 617 130 11 8.5 6.5 88.3 116.1 10.9 37.7 .286 .476 .377 .341 .396 37.7 17.3 4.8
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Junk relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(49.5%) ,
Sinker
(13.9%) ,
Slider
(12.9%) ,
Sweeper
(11.9%) ,
Curveball
(11.9%) ,


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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
2021 39.0 33.9 20.3 6.8 44.1 35.6 20.3 6.8 30.5 25.4 20.3 5.1 11.9 9.9
2022 65.2 17.4 17.4 0.0 34.8 56.5 8.7 0.0 43.5 13.0 34.8 4.3 4.3 2.7
2023 60.0 12.0 16.0 12.0 56.0 28.0 16.0 8.0 44.0 12.0 24.0 4.0 8.0 6.1
2024 39.1 26.1 26.1 8.7 26.1 43.5 30.4 4.3 21.7 17.4 47.8 4.3 4.3 3.7
Player 47.7 25.4 20.0 6.9 41.5 39.2 19.2 5.4 33.8 19.2 28.5 4.6 8.5 6.5
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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
2024 Curveball MIL R 12 82.4 54.3 5.3 11 7.5 -0.6 -8
2024 Sinker MIL R 14 93.8 18.7 -4.3 -19 13.0 -2.2 -14
2024 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 50 94.0 12.4 2.5 17 3.8 -3.5 -48
2024 Sweeper MIL R 12 81.6 39.1 -0.5 -1 11.7 -2.5 -17
2024 Slider MIL R 13 89.3 27.5 -4.0 -13 4.5 0.7 18
2023 Split-Finger MIL R 13 84.6 33.4 -1.1 -3 8.3 -3.3 -29
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 55 92.6 13.8 2.2 14 4.2 -2.7 -39
2023 Curveball MIL R 14 82.2 53.2 4.5 9 5.6 -3.3 -37
2023 Slider MIL R 2 83.6 38.8 0.6 2 5.6 -0.4 -7
2023 Sweeper MIL R 20 79.6 39.2 -3.0 -7 12.9 -2.4 -16
2023 Sinker MIL R 6 92.1 21.6 -1.9 -8 15.2 0.2 1
2022 Changeup LAA R 5 88.0 26.7 -3.0 -10 14.2 -0.2 -1
2022 Curveball LAA R 13 79.2 58.6 4.9 9 7.4 -1.6 -18
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 69 92.5 14.3 1.1 7 1.6 -5.2 -77
2022 Sweeper LAA R 47 82.4 34.2 -5.3 -13 13.1 -1.0 -7
2022 Split-Finger LAA R 1 84.4 33.9 0.3 1 14.9 -26.6 -227
2022 Slider LAA R 24 83.2 30.9 -7.7 -20 6.0 -0.4 -7
2021 Sweeper LAA R 57 80.5 41.9 -0.7 -2 15.6 0.4 3
2021 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 128 92.5 15.7 -0.1 -1 1.2 -6.1 -83
2021 Split-Finger LAA R 1 83.7 27.4 -7.3 -21 4.2 -6.6 -61
2021 Changeup LAA R 7 88.5 26.7 -2.6 -9 14.1 -0.5 -3
2021 Curveball LAA R 54 79.3 57.9 4.1 8 9.1 0.5 5
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 1 50 49.5 9 .286 .286 .278 17.9 33.3 12.5 .232 .423 .301 60.0
2024 Sinker -16.0 -2 14 13.9 5 .800 1.600 1.010 9.1 0.0 0.0 .552 .876 .607 60.0
2024 Slider -9.6 -1 13 12.9 4 .750 .750 .675 14.3 0.0 0.0 .404 .469 .383 50.0
2024 Curveball -0.5 0 12 11.9 6 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .432 .483 .406 66.7
2024 Sweeper -2.8 0 12 11.9 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 .196 .235 .181 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 55 50.0 14 .231 .385 .357 14.3 21.4 17.6 .234 .274 .255 30.0
2023 Sweeper -6.3 -1 20 18.2 6 .200 .800 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .171 .387 .311 20.0
2023 Curveball -1.3 0 14 12.7 6 .333 .333 .300 10.0 33.3 28.6 .317 .357 .294 50.0
2023 Split-Finger -4.2 -1 13 11.8 4 .333 .667 .488 0.0 0.0 0.0 .259 .571 .434 66.7
2023 Sinker 8.7 1 6 5.5 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 -- .503 .630 .488 33.3
2023 Slider -3.9 0 2 1.8 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 3.1 2 69 43.4 17 .200 .200 .241 15.2 29.4 22.7 .198 .237 .250 30.0
2022 Sweeper 3.2 1 47 29.6 10 .111 .111 .160 30.4 50.0 29.4 .140 .194 .200 50.0
2022 Slider -15.5 -4 24 15.1 4 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .191 .319 .218 25.0
2022 Curveball -12.3 -2 13 8.2 5 .600 1.200 .760 14.3 20.0 33.3 .330 .857 .499 50.0
2022 Changeup -10.2 -1 5 3.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .860 .995 .826 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -2.3 0 1 0.6 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -2 128 51.8 32 .310 .724 .477 17.2 12.5 13.8 .368 .800 .502 38.5
2021 Sweeper 4.9 3 57 23.1 20 .150 .150 .135 17.1 20.0 23.5 .182 .325 .213 12.5
2021 Curveball -8.3 -4 54 21.9 17 .412 .647 .456 15.4 5.9 8.3 .321 .511 .358 50.0
2021 Changeup -0.3 0 7 2.8 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 50.0 50.0 .166 .185 .150 0.0
2021 Split-Finger -2.1 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Curveball 12 82.4 75 18.2 7:15 6:45 30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 50 94.0 90 18.5 12:30 12:30 0
2024 Sinker 14 93.8 91 18.0 1:00 1:45 -45
2024 Slider 12 89.3 56 7.4 11:45 10:30 75
2024 Sweeper 12 81.6 51 12.4 8:00 9:00 -60
2023 Curveball 14 82.2 79 16.3 7:15 6:45 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 55 92.6 91 18.2 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Split-Finger 12 84.6 84 9.5 1:30 2:15 -45
2023 Sweeper 20 79.6 43 14.0 8:45 9:15 -30
2022 Curveball 13 79.2 86 19.2 7:00 6:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 65 92.5 85 17.2 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Slider 24 83.2 35 9.8 9:45 10:30 -45
2022 Sweeper 46 82.4 40 14.9 9:00 9:45 -45
2021 Curveball 54 79.3 85 19.4 7:00 7:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 128 92.5 77 15.6 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Sweeper 57 80.5 57 16.6 8:00 8:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 71 247 -5 4 -3 0 -4
2022 37 159 0 1 -2 0 -2
2023 33 110 -2 1 0 0 -2
2024 27 101 -3 0 -1 0 -3
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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 %
2021 247 51.4 67.7 91.9 30.0 61.1 44.1 64.8 49.4 17.2 6.9 100.0
2022 159 52.2 63.9 86.8 26.3 70.0 43.4 62.2 45.9 17.8 10.1 93.8
2023 110 51.8 77.2 90.9 28.3 86.7 48.2 66.7 53.6 8.5 10.9 91.7
2024 101 54.5 78.2 97.7 39.1 66.7 43.6 77.8 60.4 11.5 9.9 80.0
Player 617 52.2 70.2 91.6 30.2 68.5 44.6 66.7 51.1 14.6 8.9 92.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2021 30 80 41 26
2022 27 85 48
2023 25 58 55
2024 50 68 59
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 22.9 5 4.4 1 2 2 3 60.0
2022 21.4 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
2023 25.0 1 0.4 1 1 1 0 0.0
2024 26.5 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 0.0
Player 23.5 8 6.0 2 4 4 3 37.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 5 5 4 4 5 3 3 5 5 4 6 5 6 4 3 5 5 4 4 4
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2023 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
2024 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 8 6 6 5 7 6 7 7 5 4 5 7 7 5 6 6 4 4 6 7 6 8 8 8 5 4 7 7 6 6 5
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 92.5 0.0 92.5 0.0 94.0 1.5
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 87.4 -0.5 84.6 -2.8 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.9 82.2 2.3 80.8 -1.4 84.5 3.7
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.5 0.2 87.0 -1.5 89.7 2.7
Launch Angle 13.9 -0.1 -14.0 8.9 9.0 16.2 7.3
Barrel % 11.9 4.3 -7.6 8.0 3.7 4.3 -3.7
Hard Hit % 33.9 34.8 0.9 36.0 1.2 52.2 16.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 40.7 34.8 -5.9 28.0 -6.8 43.5 15.5
xBA .295 .221 -0.074 .270 0.049 .367 0.097
BA .294 .294 0.000 .267 -0.027 .520 0.253
xwOBA .374 .282 -0.092 .303 0.021 .380 0.077
wOBA .357 .347 -0.010 .333 -0.014 .525 0.192
xSLG .570 .349 -0.221 .375 0.026 .513 0.138
SLG .529 .441 -0.088 .467 0.026 .720 0.253
K% 14.1 29.7 15.6 15.2 -14.5 11.1 -4.1
BB% 2.8 8.1 5.3 6.1 -2.0 3.7 -2.4
Swing % 49.4 45.9 -3.5 53.6 7.7 60.4 6.8
Whiff% 17.2 17.8 0.6 8.5 -9.3 11.5 3.0
In Zone % 51.4 52.2 0.8 51.8 -0.4 54.5 2.7
Out of Zone % 48.6 47.8 -0.8 48.2 0.4 45.5 -2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 30.0 26.3 -3.7 28.3 2.0 39.1 10.8
First Pitch Swing % 36.6 29.7 -6.9 39.4 9.7 51.9 12.5
First Pitch Strike % 64.8 62.2 -2.6 66.7 4.5 77.8 11.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 71 .357 34 0 0.0 37 26 70.3
2022 Shifts 37 .347 20 1 5.0 17 10 58.8
2023 Shades 33 .333 10 1 10.0 23 0 0.0
2024 Shades 27 .525 15 2 13.3 12 1 8.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 99 20.1 1.0% 3.0% 18 22.5 0.0% 5.6%
2022 47 17.0 8.5% 2.1% 27 22.8 0.0% 3.7%
2023 22 15.6 45.5% 0.0% 18 19.0 0.0% 0.0%
2024 13 15.3 46.2% 0.0% 18 17.0 11.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution