Junior Fernández
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 25

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 2.93 13 0 0 15.1 12 1.63
4 Seasons 1 1 5.51 47 0 0 50.2 45 1.74
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 13 0-0 2.93 15.1 12 1.63
4 Seasons 47 1-1 5.51 50.2 45 1.74

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
2019 22 218 28 2 7.1 3.7 90.7 109.9 1.7 39.3 .230 .364 .315 .336 .397 42.9 29.6 11.1 5.40 5.06
2020 23 61 12 2 16.7 12.5 90.8 105.2 16.1 50.0 .373 .705 .531 .483 .528 58.3 12.5 12.5 18.00 12.20
2021 24 372 67 2 3 2.1 89.4 110.4 7.4 41.8 .298 .426 .373 .364 .382 35.8 15.6 14.6 5.66 5.84
2022 25 261 48 2 4.2 2.9 86.0 108.8 0.8 29.2 .228 .341 .370 .305 .309 37.5 17.1 11.4 2.94 3.84
Player 912 155 8 5.2 3.4 88.7 110.4 5.0 38.1 .267 .407 .369 .349 .374 39.4 19.1 12.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Fernandez relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(44.4%) ,
Slider
(36.4%) ,
Changeup
(12.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(6.9%) ,


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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
2019 50.0 14.3 35.7 0.0 53.6 32.1 14.3 0.0 57.1 14.3 21.4 0.0 7.1 3.7
2020 33.3 25.0 33.3 8.3 41.7 33.3 25.0 8.3 25.0 16.7 25.0 8.3 16.7 12.5
2021 44.8 11.9 38.8 4.5 40.3 32.8 26.9 4.5 34.3 16.4 34.3 7.5 3.0 2.1
2022 62.5 14.6 16.7 6.3 29.2 41.7 29.2 6.3 50.0 16.7 16.7 4.2 4.2 2.9
Player 50.3 14.2 31.0 4.5 39.4 35.5 25.2 4.5 42.6 16.1 25.8 5.2 5.2 3.4
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 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 Slider STL R 95 89.0 27.4 -4.0 -13 0.1 -4.0 -102
2022 4-Seamer STL R 18 98.8 12.3 -0.2 -2 9.0 1.2 15
2022 Sinker STL R 116 98.8 16.6 -1.5 -8 15.0 0.0 0
2022 Changeup STL R 32 90.8 27.0 -0.7 -3 13.2 -1.5 -10
2021 Slider STL R 79 88.5 27.8 -3.8 -12 3.3 -7.2 -185
2021 4-Seamer STL R 161 97.7 14.3 -1.9 -15 11.1 3.5 46
2021 Changeup STL R 117 89.6 27.8 0.1 0 13.0 -1.2 -8
2021 Sinker STL R 15 97.9 16.5 -1.0 -6 15.1 0.4 3
2020 Slider STL R 8 83.3 33.8 -5.4 -14 1.5 -4.9 -76
2020 Changeup STL R 19 86.1 32.9 2.6 8 10.1 -3.2 -24
2020 4-Seamer STL R 34 94.0 17.0 -2.2 -15 9.2 1.9 27
2019 Sinker STL R 57 97.0 16.5 -2.8 -15 11.9 -2.8 -19
2019 4-Seamer STL R 34 96.4 17.2 -3.1 -22 12.1 4.3 54
2019 Changeup STL R 69 86.1 32.6 2.7 9 13.7 -0.3 -2
2019 Slider STL R 58 86.9 30.9 -2.7 -8 1.2 -2.8 -70
! 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 Sinker 2.5 3 116 44.4 43 .297 .486 .396 14.8 11.6 25.0 .224 .342 .309 37.5
2022 Slider 4.0 4 95 36.4 23 .316 .526 .420 50.0 26.1 20.7 .264 .389 .356 38.5
2022 Changeup 0.8 0 32 12.3 1 .000 .000 .000 57.1 0.0 0.0 .219 .222 .207 100.0
2022 4-Seamer -8.0 -1 18 6.9 3 .000 .000 .000 21.4 33.3 12.5 .052 .068 .053 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 2.8 5 161 43.3 49 .400 .650 .496 20.5 14.3 17.1 .338 .525 .430 45.5
2021 Changeup -0.3 0 117 31.5 31 .250 .286 .311 35.9 16.1 13.5 .284 .349 .317 30.4
2021 Slider -0.8 -1 79 21.2 13 .083 .167 .150 45.2 23.1 16.7 .192 .274 .242 22.2
2021 Sinker 2.2 0 15 4.0 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .319 .429 .315 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 4.4 2 34 55.7 8 .429 .571 .469 0.0 0.0 0.0 .508 .963 .630 71.4
2020 Changeup 6.5 1 19 31.1 7 .333 1.000 .564 45.5 28.6 33.3 .167 .368 .290 50.0
2020 Slider 13.0 1 8 13.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .667 .923 .669 0.0
2019 Changeup -1.6 -1 69 31.7 18 .071 .071 .206 55.2 38.9 29.2 .121 .158 .249 0.0
2019 Slider 2.8 2 58 26.6 11 .182 .455 .264 73.3 54.5 35.3 .220 .522 .306 60.0
2019 Sinker 3.1 2 57 26.1 16 .357 .571 .494 15.6 12.5 15.4 .344 .472 .399 58.3
2019 4-Seamer -1.1 0 34 15.6 9 .200 .200 .411 0.0 11.1 14.3 .235 .286 .433 50.0
! 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 19 86.1 82 11.0 2:00 2:30 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 32 93.9 91 16.4 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Changeup 116 89.6 91 14.7 2:15 2:15 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 161 97.7 97 18.0 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 15 97.9 98 19.5 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Slider 78 88.5 39 7.0 12:30 1:00 -30
2022 Changeup 32 90.8 87 15.0 2:00 2:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 18 98.8 96 17.9 1:30 1:00 30
2022 Sinker 116 98.8 96 19.0 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Slider 95 89.0 25 7.4 11:15 12:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 54 218 3 -6 2 3 2
2021 95 372 3 -6 4 2 4
2022 70 261 6 -6 3 2 5
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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 %
2019 218 40.4 75.0 71.2 25.4 27.3 36.7 53.7 45.4 43.4 6.4 85.7
2020 61 49.2 60.0 94.4 22.6 42.9 21.3 68.8 41.0 20.0 9.8 100.0
2021 372 41.7 76.1 72.9 27.2 62.7 37.4 62.1 47.6 29.9 9.4 77.1
2022 261 48.3 63.5 71.3 24.4 63.6 35.2 70.0 43.3 30.1 7.3 63.2
Player 912 43.8 70.7 73.4 25.7 53.0 35.5 63.0 45.4 32.6 8.1 77.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! 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
2019 94 20 73
2021 97 34 79
2022 98 13 68
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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 24.8 2 1.9 0 1 1 1 50.0
2020 22.2 1 1.8 -1 1 1 1 100.0
2021 23.3 2 1.4 1 2 2 0 0.0
2022 21.8 3 2.8 0 0 4 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2
2020 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 1 2 2 2
2021 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2
2022 3 2 4 3 4 4 4 1 4 3 3 2 1 3 3 4 4 2 2 3 4 4 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 0 4
! 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 96.8 94 -2.8 97.7 3.7 98.8 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 86.1 86.1 0 89.6 3.5 90.8 1.2
Breaking Velocity 86.9 83.3 -3.6 88.5 5.2 89 0.5
Exit Velocity 90.7 90.8 0.1 89.4 -1.4 86 -3.4
Launch Angle 1.7 16.1 14.4 7.4 -8.7 .8 -6.6
Barrel % 7.1 16.7 9.6 3 -13.7 4.2 1.2
Hard Hit % 42.9 58.3 15.4 35.8 -22.5 37.5 1.7
Sweet Spot % 39.3 50 10.7 41.8 -8.2 29.2 -12.6
xBA .23 .373 0.143 .298 -0.075 .228 -0.07
BA .205 .429 0.224 .305 -0.124 .283 -0.022
xwOBA .336 .483 0.147 .364 -0.119 .305 -0.059
wOBA .315 .531 0.216 .373 -0.158 .37 -0.003
xSLG .364 .705 0.341 .426 -0.279 .341 -0.085
SLG .341 .786 0.445 .451 -0.335 .467 0.016
K% 29.6 12.5 -17.1 15.6 3.1 17.1 1.5
BB% 11.1 12.5 1.4 14.6 2.1 11.4 -3.2
Swing % 45.4 41 -4.4 47.6 6.6 43.3 -4.3
Whiff% 43.4 20 -23.4 29.9 9.9 30.1 0.2
In Zone % 40.4 49.2 8.8 41.7 -7.5 48.3 6.6
Out of Zone % 59.6 50.8 -8.8 58.3 7.5 51.7 -6.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 22.6 -2.8 27.2 4.6 24.4 -2.8
First Pitch Swing % 38.9 18.8 -20.1 43.2 24.4 38.6 -4.6
First Pitch Strike % 53.7 68.8 15.1 62.1 -6.7 70 7.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 54 .315 37 1 2.7 17 7 41.2
2020 16 .531 8 0 0.0 8 2 25.0
2021 95 .373 49 0 0.0 46 20 43.5
2022 70 .370 55 9 16.4 15 7 46.7

Pitch Tempo