Janson Junk

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The Angels acquired Junk from the Yankees in July of 2021 as part of the trade that sent Andrew Heaney to New York. Junk had an up-and-down initial taste of the majors, posting a 3.86 ERA and a 10:2 K:BB over 16.1 innings that season. He spent most of 2022 with Triple-A Salt Lake but had three scattered outings with the Angels. The right-hander looked good in his first start of the campaign, striking out eight batters in five scoreless innings but faltered in his next (and final) appearance, yielding six runs in 2.1 frames. Junk relies primarily on a fastball-slider combo -- the slider is the better offering, but the fastball is thrown with enough spin to be effective despite sitting in the low-to-mid-90s. He enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2021 at Double-A while in the Yankees system, posting a 1.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 14 appearances. However, that performance looks like an outlier, as none of his his seasons before or since are on the same radar. That's not to say Junk won't be an effective big-leaguer, but he's not likely to evolve into a front-of-rotation starter. The Angels moved Junk to Milwaukee in November as part of a trade to acquire Hunter Renfroe. He's likely slated to start 2023 at Triple-A or in the big-league bullpen. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Brewers in November of 2022.
Sent to Milwaukee
PMilwaukee Brewers
November 22, 2022
Junk was traded from the Angels to the Brewers on Tuesday along with Elvis Peguero and Adam Seminaris in exchange for Hunter Renfroe.
ANALYSIS
Junk was acquired by the Angels from the Yankees at the trade deadline in 2021, and he's now on the move once again. The 26-year-old has a 4.74 ERA across 24.2 innings since he made his debut for the Angels in 2021. He worked as a starter at Triple-A last season and had a 4.64 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 69:18 K:BB across 73.2 innings, but his cleanest path to a roster spot in Milwaukee will come as a reliever.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
53
Last 10 Games
53
Last 5 Games
53
How many pitches does Janson Junk generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Janson Junk generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .308 54 10 1 16 1 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .280 54 11 4 14 2 0 2
2022vs Left .250 17 4 1 4 0 0 1
2022vs Right .333 20 7 2 6 2 0 0
2021vs Left .333 37 6 0 12 1 0 3
2021vs Right .250 34 4 2 8 0 0 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-76%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 8.18 1.82 11.0 0 2 0 4.9 3.3 4.1
Since 2020Away 1.98 1.10 13.2 1 0 0 9.9 0.7 0.7
2022Home 16.20 2.40 3.1 0 1 0 8.1 5.4 2.7
2022Away 0.00 1.00 5.0 1 0 0 14.4 1.8 0.0
2021Home 4.70 1.57 7.2 0 1 0 3.5 2.3 4.7
2021Away 3.12 1.15 8.2 0 0 0 7.3 0.0 1.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Janson Junk compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.67
 
K/9
11.9
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
6.48
 
WHIP
1.56
 
BABIP
.419
 
GB/FB
3.75
 
Left On Base
60.3%
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.9%
 
Spin Rate
2337 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.2%
 
Swinging Strike
7.6%
 
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Returns to minors
PLos Angeles Angels
August 6, 2022
Junk was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
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Roughed up by Athletics
PLos Angeles Angels
August 4, 2022
Junk (1-1) allowed six earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two across 2.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Athletics.
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Draws another start
PLos Angeles Angels
August 4, 2022
Junk is slated to start Thursday's game against the Athletics in Anaheim.
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Fans eight in first MLB win
PLos Angeles Angels
July 28, 2022
Junk (1-0) picked up the win Wednesday, scattering four hits and a walk over five-plus scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory over the Royals. He struck out eight.
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Called up prior to start
PLos Angeles Angels
July 27, 2022
Junk was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
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