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Junior Fernandez
Popularity: ↑ 67%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 24

MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 18.00 3 0 0 3.0 2 2.67
2 Seasons 0 1 7.98 16 0 0 14.2 18 1.57
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 3 0-0 18.00 3.0 2 2.67
2 Seasons 16 0-1 7.98 14.2 18 1.57

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 218 28 2 7.1 90.7 1.7 39.3 .229 .359 .315 .333 .392 42.9 29.6 11.1 5.40 5.06
2020 61 12 2 16.7 90.8 16.1 50 .375 .707 .531 .485 .530 58.3 12.5 12.5 18.00 12.44
279 40 4 10 90.7 6 42.5 .264 .443 .364 .368 .433 47.5 25.7 11.4
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Fernandez relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(55.7%) ,
Changeup
(31.1%) ,
Slider
(13.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 34 16 18 55.7 94.0 8 7 3 2 1 0 0 0 7 .429 .508 .571 .963 .463 .629 93.9 22 2126 0.0 0.0
2020 Changeup 19 3 16 31.1 86.1 7 6 2 0 1 0 1 2 4 .333 .172 1.000 .373 .560 .294 84.6 7 1788 45.5 33.3
2020 Slider 8 5 3 13.1 83.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .667 1.000 .923 .882 .669 93.6 17 2003 0.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 91 57 34 41.7 96.8 25 19 6 5 0 0 1 3 16 .316 .315 .474 .423 .421 .412 93.6 -3 2131 12.5 15.0
2019 Changeup 69 28 41 31.7 86.1 18 14 1 1 0 0 0 7 7 .071 .121 .071 .158 .203 .248 83.5 3 1917 55.2 29.2
2019 Slider 58 53 5 26.6 86.9 11 11 2 1 0 0 1 6 5 .182 .216 .455 .502 .255 .292 91.8 14 2168 73.3 35.3


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
2020 Sinker STL R 34 94 17 -3.2 -16 9.2 -5 -35
2020 Changeup STL R 19 86.1 32.9 2.5 8 10.1 -3.2 -24
2020 Slider STL R 8 83.3 33.8 -5.3 -14 1.5 -4.9 -76
2019 Changeup STL R 69 86.1 32.6 2.6 9 13.7 -0.3 -2
2019 Slider STL R 58 86.9 30.9 -2.7 -8 1.2 -2.8 -69
2019 Sinker STL R 91 96.8 16.8 -2.8 -14 12 -2.8 -19
! 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 %
2020 Slider 12 1 8 13.1 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .667 .923 .669 0
2020 Changeup 6.6 1 19 31.1 7 .333 1 .564 45.5 28.6 33.3 .172 .373 .294 50
2020 Sinker 4.6 2 34 55.7 8 .429 .571 .469 0 0 0 .508 .963 .629 71.4
2019 Slider 2.7 2 58 26.6 11 .182 .455 .264 73.3 54.5 35.3 .216 .502 .292 60
2019 Changeup -1.5 -1 69 31.7 18 .071 .071 .206 55.2 38.9 29.2 .121 .158 .249 0
2019 Sinker 0.5 0 91 41.7 25 .316 .474 .428 12.5 12 15 .315 .423 .411 56.3
! 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 Sinker 32 93.9 91 16.4 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Changeup 19 86.1 82 11 2:00 2:30 -30
! 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
2019 54 218 2 -6 2 3 1
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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 71.2 25.4 27.3 36.7 53.7 45.4 43.4 6.4 85.7
2020 61 49.2 60 94.4 22.6 42.9 21.3 68.8 41 20 9.8 100
279 42.3 71.2 76.2 24.8 30 33.3 57.1 44.4 38.7 7.2 90
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 50 14.3 35.7 0 53.6 32.1 14.3 0 57.1 14.3 21.4 0 7.1
2020 33.3 16.7 41.7 8.3 41.7 33.3 25 8.3 25 16.7 25 8.3 16.7
45 15 37.5 2.5 50 32.5 17.5 2.5 47.5 15 22.5 2.5 10
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019
2020
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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 2 0 1 1 1 50
2020 22.2 1 1.5 -1 1 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 3 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
2020 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.8 94 -2.8
Offspeed Velocity 86.1 86.1 0
Breaking Velocity 86.9 83.3 -3.6
Exit Velocity 90.7 90.8 0.1
Launch Angle 1.7 16.1 14.4
Barrel % 7.1 16.7 9.6
Hard Hit % 42.9 58.3 15.4
Sweet Spot % 39.3 50 10.7
xBA .229 .375 0.146
BA .205 .429 0.224
xwOBA .333 .485 0.152
wOBA .315 .531 0.216
xSLG .359 .708 0.349
SLG .341 .786 0.445
K% 29.6 12.5 -17.1
BB% 11.1 12.5 1.4
Swing % 45.4 41 -4.4
Whiff% 43.4 20 -23.4
In Zone Swing % 40.4 49.2 8.8
Out of Zone Swing % 59.6 50.8 -8.8
First Pitch Swing % 38.9 18.8 -20.1
First Pitch Strike % 53.7 68.8 15.1
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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

Pitch Distribution