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65 Jake Junis SP

Kansas City Royals

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July 16, 2019 12:32 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Strikes out 10 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (5-8) struck out 10 and gave up one run on five hits and two walks through seven innings to take the win over the White Sox on Monday.

Junis generated 20 swinging strikes, 15 on his slider, in the dominant performance that led to a new career-high with 10 strikeouts. The right-hander has a 1.93 ERA with a 16:4 K:BB in his last two starts and could be beginning to turn the corner. Junis had a 3.35 ERA in the second half last season and could be on his way to similar results this year. Junis will make his next start Saturday against the Indians at Progressive Field.

July 8, 2019 06:40 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts across seven innings during a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday.

This was one of Junis' best starts of the year, but the Royals needed a two-run rally in the eighth to help him avoid a loss. While he didn't take the defeat, Junis hasn't captured a win since May 30. He is 4-8 with a 5.33 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 98 strikeouts in 106.1 innings this year.

July 3, 2019 04:44 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Clobbered by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (4-8) took the loss Tuesday, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on six hits and two walks over 4.2 innings while striking out four as the Royals were toppled 9-5 by Cleveland.

The right-hander did manage to keep the ball in the park -- just the fourth time in his last 11 starts he hasn't served up a homer -- but that was about the only silver lining in this one for Junis. He'll take a 5.53 ERA and 92:36 K:BB through 99.1 innings into his final outing before the All-Star break, on the road Sunday against the Nationals.

June 26, 2019 04:48 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Saddled with seventh loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (4-7) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four as the Royals fell 5-3 to Cleveland.

Homers were once again an issue for Junis, as he was taken deep by Jake Bauers and Tyler Naquin in the fourth inning for solo shots that proved to be the difference in the game. The right-hander will carry a 5.23 ERA and 88:34 K:BB through 94.2 innings into his next start Tuesday -- a home rematch against Cleveland.

June 22, 2019 08:04 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Fans eight in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis struck out eight but didn't factor into the decision in an 8-7 loss to the Twins on Friday, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings.

The right-hander was denied his fifth win of the season by a late bullpen meltdown, but Junis still came through with a strong effort, tying his season high in strikeouts. Four of his six quality starts on the season have come in his last six trips to the mound, and he's posted a respectable 4.32 ERA and 37:12 K:BB over 33.1 innings during that stretch. Junis will look to keep rolling into his next outing Wednesday in Cleveland.

June 16, 2019 06:40 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Yanked in fourth inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis yielded two runs on five hits and three walks across 3.2 innings Sunday, striking out five and taking the no-decision in the win over Minnesota.

Junis narrowly escaped the first inning unscathed after loading up the bases. He later gave up a solo shot to Miguel Sano and an RBI single to Max Kepler in the fourth that ended his afternoon. Junis was very inefficient, needing 92 pitches despite the short start. He'll carry an unsightly 5.33 ERA into a rematch with the Twins at home on Friday.

June 12, 2019 07:20 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Delivers quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Tigers, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings while striking out five.

The right-hander served up a pair of solo homers -- the fifth time in his last 10 starts he's been taken deep more than once -- but Junis otherwise kept Detroit's bats in check en route to his fifth quality start of the season. He'll carry a 5.35 ERA and 71:28 K:BB through 79 innings into his next outing Sunday in Minnesota.

June 6, 2019 06:00 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (4-6) gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks while striking out five through 4.2 innings to take the loss against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Junis appeared to settle down after allowing a pair of first-inning runs, but he ultimately surrendered four more runs in the top of the fifth. The right-hander continues to struggle with control, as he's allowed a 3.5 BB/9 this season while generating a 4-6 record and 5.63 ERA through 13 starts. Junis will make his next start Tuesday against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.

May 31, 2019 05:32 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Logs quality start in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (4-5) earned the win Thursday by holding the Rangers to two runs on four hits and two walks while punching out seven through six innings of work.

Junis logged his second straight quality start with the help of seven strikeouts to pick up his first win since May 1. The right-hander looked sharp against the Rangers, highlighting his solid strikeout effort by fanning three batters in the second inning. Otherwise, his only major blemishes were home runs to Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. The 26-year-old will carry a 5.35 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 48:42 K:BB into a tough matchup against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

May 26, 2019 12:04 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Strikes out seven in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis threw six innings in a no-decision Saturday, giving up three runs on six hits, striking out seven and walking two as the Royals lost to the Yankees 7-3.

Junis delivered his third quality start of the season with the effort. The 26-year-old allowed a pair of runs in the first inning on a Clint Frazier double and one more in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Gio Urshela. Junis is now sporting a 5.58 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP through 61.1 innings. His next outing is scheduled for Thursday on the road against the Rangers.

May 24, 2019 07:56 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Outing moved to Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis will start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Junis was in line to start Friday night's contest, but the game was postponed due to weather. Jorge Lopez will toe the rubber for Game 2 of the twin bill.

May 19, 2019 04:40 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Losing streak continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (3-5) took the loss Saturday, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out six as the Royals were downed 6-3 by the Angels.

It was the longest outing of the year for the right-hander, but that didn't stop Junis from losing his third straight start. He's allowed fewer than four runs only twice in his last eight trips to the mound, and he'll take a 5.69 ERA and 47:21 K:BB through 55,1 innings into his next start Friday, at home against the Yankees.

May 12, 2019 05:16 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Hit with fourth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (3-4) took the loss after giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits and five walks while striking out four over 4.1 innings Sunday against the Phillies.

Junis cruised through four scoreless frames before running into trouble in the fifth. He allowed four earned runs while recording just one out before getting yanked from the contest. The right-hander struggled to find the strike zone at times, issuing five costly free passes and tossing 51 of 96 pitches for strikes. Junis hasn't found much success of late, surrendering nine runs over the course of his last two starts, raising his ERA to 5.77 through 48.1 innings this season.

May 7, 2019 02:12 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Hammered by Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (3-3) took the loss Monday as the Royals were downed 6-4 by the Astros, giving up five runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out three.

After a couple of solid starts, Junis fell victim to the long ball once again. The right-hander continues to live around the strike zone, having walked more than two batters only once in eight outings, but he hasn't been fooling enough batters to thrive with that approach. He'll take a 5.52 ERA and 37:15 K:BB through 44 innings into his next start Sunday, at home against the Phillies.

May 1, 2019 04:52 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Earns third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (3-2) allowed two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks across 6.1 innings in a victory against the Rays on Wednesday.

The Rays had baserunners in five of the seven innings in which Junis took the mound, but the right-hander limited the Rays to only two runs from a double in the second. Junis had a tough start to the year, but he's yielded only three runs in his last 11.1 innings (2.38 ERA) over his most recent two starts. Overall, he is 3-2 with a 5.12 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 34 strikeouts in 38.2 innings this year. His next outing is scheduled for Sunday at the Tigers.

May 1, 2019 09:40 AM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Taking hill for Game 1 of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis will start the first game of the Royals' doubleheader Wednesday with the Rays.

Junis had been scheduled to take the hill Tuesday, but a postponement due to inclement weather nixed those plans. He'll simply be moved back a day in the schedule to start the split doubleheader, with the Royals set to call up Glenn Sparkman from Triple-A Omaha to serve as the starter in Game 2. Since Sparkman will be tasked with opposing reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell, Junis could have an easier path to claiming his third win of 2019 while squaring off against Rays opener Ryne Stanek.

April 30, 2019 04:56 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Start pushed to Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Following the postponement of Tuesday's game, Junis will start one of Wednesday's games against the Rays, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Junis was scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but rain derailed that plan. As a result, he'll receive one extra day of rest before toeing the rubber.

April 27, 2019 02:48 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: To start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (hand) is listed as the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Rays.

He left his last start with a hand contusion but will not miss a turn in the rotation. Junis lines up opposite Blake Snell in this outing and will make a second start next week Sunday in Detroit.

April 24, 2019 06:44 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Leaves with hand contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis left his start Wednesday against the Rays with a right hand contusion, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Junis is considered day-to-day after suffering the injury on a line drive up the middle. He was having a good start prior to the injury, allowing just one run on four hits in five innings, striking out six while walking two.

April 20, 2019 07:28 PM
Royals' Jakob Junis: Another disappointing start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Junis (1-2) took the loss Friday after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out two over 5.1 innings against the Yankees.

Junis gave up a two-run blast in the third inning, a solo homer in the fifth and two more runs in the sixth before exiting the contest with his team down by three. The 26-year-old right-hander has yet to figure things out this season, and he's surrendered four or more runs in each of his last three outings. Following an unimpressive showing, Junis has accrued a 6.26 ERA and 1.54 WHIP with 26 strikeouts over 27.1 frames in 2019.

Situational Stats
vs Chicago 12.220 2.840316
vs LHB 57.000 5.5302058
vs RHB 56.100 4.6302050
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Pitching Stats
2017KC93 4.3020160000 98.110152471592580
2018KC912 4.3730301000 177.01829486321543164
2019KC58 5.0820200000 113.1121706421640108
Total 2323 4.5670661000 388.24042161976830108352
Batting Stats
2017KC20300000300 .000 .000 .000
2018KC30200000100 .000 .000 .000
2019KC20200000000 .000 .000 .000
Total 70700000400 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2017KCP2016115510 .909
2018KCP30302491411 .958
2019KCP20201631211 .938
Total  706651173132 .941
More Pitching Stats
2017KC195112 0.8824013 .264422 12.4 .4400
2018KC1169185 0.9774009 .265758 12.2 .4550
2019KC112698 1.3680003 .270499 13.3 .4750
Total 3390395 1.041780115 .2661679 12.6 .4570
Minor League Pitching Stats
2012R-Burlington Royals22 4.1576000 34.239201625522
2013R-Idaho Falls Chukars26 7.391313000 59.28559491351755
2014AFX-Lexington Legends98 4.302622000136.01367465161038109
2015AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock511 3.642626000155.2145716311629123
2015AA-Northwest Arkansas N01 9.0011000 4.07540113
2016AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers13 7.2066000 30.039242464726
2016AA-Northwest Arkansas N97 3.252121000119.0110484312627117
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers35 2.921212000 71.0612423621586
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Jacksonville, AR
Kansas City Royals

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