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Josh Staumont

Josh Staumont

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 200 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 2, #64, Kansas City Royals) - Azusa Pacific
La Habra, CA USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Outs Above Avg
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 3.72 16 0 0 19.1 15 1.60
1 Season 0 0 3.72 16 0 0 19.1 15 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 16 0-0 3.72 19.1 15 1.60
1 Season 16 0-0 3.72 19.1 15 1.60

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 KC AL 88 0 0 3.72 16 0 0 19.1 21 13 8 4 10 15 1.60
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 40 | Overall: 40

Always blessed with tremendous arm strength, Staumont and his premium velocity stood out at Azusa Pacific in California and allowed him to go in the second round of the 2015 Draft. Pitching in a rotation for his first two full seasons, the right-hander missed bats and walked batters at a very high rate. That was still the case in 2018 with a move to the bullpen and while the command is still an issue, he pitched well enough to earn a spot on the 40-man roster this past offseason and was called up to the big leagues for the first time in late July.

Staumont is now a full-time reliever with the kind of premium stuff to have success in the big leagues if he can find the strike zone a little more consistently. In shorter stints, his fastball can be a true 80 on the 20-to-80 scouting scale, hitting triple digits. His curveball is well above average at times and he actually commands his breaking ball better than his heater. Staumont does have an upper-80s changeup that almost plays like a two-seamer, and will get weak contact at times, but he doesn't commit to it enough.

A lack of fastball command is the only thing holding Staumont back at this point. At the end of last year, he was mixing in his offspeed stuff earlier in counts to open the zone more, and it was better. If he can limit his spurts of wildness, he's ready to get big league hitters out.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 326 62 5 8.1 92.2 15.6 .291 .522 .367 .383 .425 40.3 17.0 11.4
ALL 326 62 5 8.1 92.2 15.6 .291 .522 .367 .383 .425 40.3 17.0 11.4
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/19/2015 Kansas City Royals signed RHP Joshua Staumont.
07/13/2015 RHP Josh Staumont assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from AZL Royals.
04/06/2016 RHP Josh Staumont assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Idaho Falls Chukars.
07/17/2016 RHP Josh Staumont assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
01/07/2017 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster RHP Josh Staumont to spring training.
04/03/2017 RHP Josh Staumont assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
07/05/2017 RHP Josh Staumont assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Omaha Storm Chasers.
01/05/2018 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster RHP Josh Staumont to spring training.
04/02/2018 RHP Josh Staumont assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
11/20/2018 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Josh Staumont from Omaha Storm Chasers.
03/11/2019 Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Josh Staumont to Omaha Storm Chasers.
07/20/2019 Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Josh Staumont from Omaha Storm Chasers.