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Jake Junis
ERA W-L K
4.30 9-3 80
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-2 / 225
Position: SPBorn: 9/16/1992 Birthplace: Rock Falls, Illinois
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 29th Round by Royals (2011)


Latest News
Oct. 1 1:00 AM PT2:00 AM MT3:00 AM CT4:00 AM ET4:00 ET8:00 GMT16:00 1:00 AM MST3:00 AM EST3:30 AM VEN12:00 UAE3:00 AM CT-Jake Junis improved to 9-3, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday. Junis struck out five, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 24-year-old may have locked up a spot in the Royals' 2018 rotation with a strong final two months of the season. Junis went 6-1 with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over his last 10 starts, with the Royals going 7-3 in those contests.
Sep. 25 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Jake Junis fell to 8-3, allowing six runs on seven hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees 11-3 on Monday. Junis struck out four, ending the game with a 4.39 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The rookie right-hander had been 5-0 with a 2.42 ERA in eight starts since a June 29 loss at Detroit.
Sep. 20 8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET23:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST10:30 PM VEN7:00 UAE (+1)10:00 PM CT-Jake Junis improved to 8-2, allowing four runs - two earned - on three hits and two walks in 6.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday. Junis struck out three, ending the game with a 4.05 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Junis has won six straight decisions, the longest win streak by a Royals rookie since Miguel Asencio won six in a row in 2002.
Sep. 15 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Jake Junis allowed one run on seven hits and one walk in 5.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Thursday. Junis struck out one, ending the game with a 4.15 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 9 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Jake Junis allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday. Junis struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.34 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Junis is 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA in four starts since moving back into the rotation. He's walked just two and struck out 25 in those games.
Sep. 4 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Jake Junis improved to 7-2, allowing three runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Monday. Junis struck out three, ending the game with a 4.48 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Junis has made 11 starts in his 15 appearances this season and is now 4-0 with a 2.40 ERA in his last five starts.
Aug. 30 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET15:22 ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST2:52 PM VEN23:22 UAE2:22 PM CT-Jake Junis improved to 6-2, allowing one run on three hits in 5.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Tuesday. Junis struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.41 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Junis did not allow a hit until a one-out single in the fifth. The rookie is 4-0 in his last six appearances.
Aug. 24 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Junis allowed one run on seven hits and one walk in 5.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday. Junis struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.68 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He matched his career high with seven strikeouts and walked one. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in three August starts, walking one and striking out 16 in 19 1-3 innings.
Aug. 19 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-Jake Junis allowed four runs on five hits and one walk in 2.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 10-1 on Friday. Junis struck out three, ending the game with a 4.99 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 15 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Jake Junis improved to 5-2, allowing two runs on four hits in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Monday. Junis struck out two, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 7 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Jake Junis improved to 4-2, allowing one run on four hits in 8.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners 9-1 on Sunday. Junis struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.70 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Junis was added to the roster as the Royals' 26th man for the doubleheader and came through with by far the finest outing of his major league career. However, he was sent back to the minors after the game despite having set a career high in strikeouts and retiring the final 19 batters he faced.
July 24 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Jake Junis improved to 3-2, allowing no hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Monday. Junis struck out two, ending the game with a 5.50 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
June 29 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Junis fell to 2-2, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Thursday.
Analysis: Junis struck out five, ending the game with a 5.66 ERA and 1.63 WHIP on the season.
June 24 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET0:29 ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST11:59 PM VEN8:29 UAE11:29 PM CT-Junis allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.1 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday.
Analysis: Junis struck out four, ending the game with a 4.97 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
June 18 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Jake Junis fell to 2-1, allowing five runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Angels 9-0 on Saturday. Junis struck out six, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.72 WHIP on the season.
June 12 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Jake Junis improved to 2-0, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. Junis struck out six, ending the game with a 4.67 ERA and 1.79 WHIP on the season.
June 6 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET23:59 ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST11:29 PM VEN7:59 UAE (+1)10:59 PM CT-Jake Junis allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks in 3.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros 9-7 on Tuesday. Junis struck out one, ending the game with a 7.84 ERA and 2.42 WHIP on the season.
June 6 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-The Royals recalled Jakob Junis from Triple-A Omaha to start Tuesday night's game against the red-hot Houston Astros.
Analysis: Junis, 24, will be making his second major league start. He started against the Minnesota Twins on May 21 and gave up two runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Junis has been dominating hitters at Omaha with 57 strikeouts against just eight walks in 42 1/3 innings. He is 2-2 with a 2.34 ERA.
May 21 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Jake Junis allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 4.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Sunday. Junis struck out four, ending the game with a 2.70 ERA and 1.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Junis, a 24-year-old right-hander, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha and made his first big league start after a pair of relief appearances.
May 10 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Jake Junis improved to 1-0, allowing no hits and two walks over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Tuesday. Junis struck out two, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 2.50 WHIP on the season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2017 KC 9 3 0 - 0 20 16 0 98.1 101 52 47 15 25 1 80 1.28 4.30
Career 9 3 0 - 0 20 16 0 98.1 101 52 47 15 25 1 80 1.28 4.30

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 KC 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 845 95 85 91.3 55.41
Curveball 86 81 73 76.9 5.64
Slider 485 86 77 81.4 31.8
Changeup 109 86 78 82.1 7.15

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