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Julian Merryweather

Julian Merryweather

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215 | Age: 28
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 5, #158, Cleveland Indians) - Oklahoma Baptist
Berkeley, CA USA
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
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Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 4.0 4 1.75
Career Minors 23 20 4.00 85 67 1 387.0 358 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-0 9.00 4.0 4 1.75
Career Minors 85 23-20 4.00 387.0 358 1.30

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2014 Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYP A(Short) 1 2 3.66 13 12 0 46.2 47 22 19 2 13 35 1.29
2015 Lake County Captains MID A(Full) 2 3 4.08 21 4 1 70.2 89 40 32 6 12 69 1.43
2016 2 Teams Minors 13 6 2.60 24 24 0 135.0 122 56 39 10 32 119 1.14
2016 Lynchburg Hillcats CAR A(Adv) 8 2 1.03 11 11 0 61.0 47 14 7 4 15 58 1.02
2016 Akron RubberDucks EAS AA 5 4 3.89 13 13 0 74.0 75 42 32 6 17 61 1.24
2017 2 Teams Minors 7 9 5.32 25 25 0 128.2 142 79 76 16 35 128 1.38
2017 Akron RubberDucks EAS AA 4 2 3.38 9 9 0 50.2 37 21 19 3 10 52 0.93
2017 Columbus Clippers INT AAA 3 7 6.58 16 16 0 78.0 105 58 57 13 25 76 1.67
2019 2 Teams Minors 0 0 9.00 2 2 0 6.0 9 6 6 1 2 7 1.83
2019 GCL Blue Jays GCL ROK 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 3 2.00
2019 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A(Adv) 0 0 9.00 1 1 0 4.0 5 4 4 1 2 4 1.75

Scouting Report

Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

Merryweather pitched at Skyline College for two years before transferring to Oklahoma Baptist, where he dominated as both a junior and senior while leading the program to a third-place finish in the 2014 NAIA World Series. A fifth-round pick by the Indians that June, Merryweather made slow but steady progress early in his career before breaking out in 2016 with an All-Star campaign in the Class A Advanced Carolina League that earned him a second-half promotion to Double-A Akron. He performed well in his return to Akron in 2017, but struggled over 16 starts in his first exposure at the Triple-A level. Impressed with his stuff and progress, Cleveland added Merryweather to its 40-man roster after the season. However, the right-hander will miss all of 2018 following his Tommy John surgery in mid-March.

Merryweather pitches with a plus fastball that sits at 93-96 mph and at times touches higher, all while using his height to create downhill plane to the plate and generate ground-ball outs. He throws a pair of breaking balls in a curveball and a slider, though neither is particularly advanced and they bleed together at times. Merryweather's changeup is arguably his best secondary offering, flashing above average at times, but lacking in consistency overall.

Though big and physical, Merryweather repeats his delivery well and has a long track record as a strike-thrower. He will, however, need to improve his fastball command as well as the quality of his strikes after International League hitters tagged him for 105 hits (12.5 H/9) and 13 home runs (1.5 HR/9) in 78 innings. Should Merryweather be unable to make the necessary adjustments to remain a starter, the right-hander's power arm could make him an effective late-inning reliever.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/14/2019 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Scottsdale Scorpions.
09/30/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled RHP Julian Merryweather from Dunedin Blue Jays.
07/07/2019 Dunedin Blue Jays placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day injured list.
06/29/2019 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Buffalo Bisons.
06/24/2019 Buffalo Bisons sent RHP Julian Merryweather on a rehab assignment to GCL Blue Jays.
04/04/2019 Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day injured list.
03/12/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Julian Merryweather to Buffalo Bisons.
10/05/2018 Cleveland Indians traded RHP Julian Merryweather to Toronto Blue Jays.
10/02/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Julian Merryweather from Columbus Clippers.
04/06/2018 Columbus Clippers placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day disabled list.
03/12/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Julian Merryweather to Columbus Clippers.
11/20/2017 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Julian Merryweather from Columbus Clippers.
07/08/2017 Columbus Clippers activated RHP Julian Merryweather from the 7-day disabled list.
06/26/2017 Columbus Clippers placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 23, 2017.
05/29/2017 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks.
09/19/2016 Akron RubberDucks activated RHP Julian Merryweather.
09/13/2016 Akron RubberDucks placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the reserve list.
06/26/2016 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats.
06/05/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats activated RHP Julian Merryweather from the 7-day disabled list.
05/23/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 20, 2016.
04/05/2016 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
09/28/2015 Lake County Captains activated RHP Julian Merryweather from the 7-day disabled list.
08/28/2015 Lake County Captains placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day disabled list.
06/20/2015 Lake County Captains activated RHP Julian Merryweather from the 7-day disabled list.
05/26/2015 Lake County Captains placed RHP Julian Merryweather on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2015 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
06/13/2014 RHP Julian Merryweather assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
06/10/2014 Cleveland Indians signed RHP Julian Merryweather.