Julian Merryweather

Julian Merryweather

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Julian Merryweather in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Waived by the Blue Jays in January of 2023. Claimed off waivers by the Cubs in January of 2023.
Scooped up by Cubs
PChicago Cubs
January 17, 2023
The Cubs claimed Merryweather off waivers from the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Merryweather lost his spot on the Blue Jays' 40-man roster last week, when the team required a spot for the newly signed Brandon Belt. The right-hander struggled to a 6.75 ERA over 26.2 innings in 26 appearances last season while missing time with an oblique strain. He should battle for a spot in the Cubs' bullpen this spring.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Julian Merryweather generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-62%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .237 87 22 7 18 3 0 5
Since 2020vs Right .289 142 28 10 37 9 0 3
2022vs Left .268 48 9 3 11 3 0 2
2022vs Right .308 71 14 4 20 6 0 2
2021vs Left .294 19 4 2 5 0 0 3
2021vs Right .250 36 8 2 8 0 0 1
2020vs Left .111 20 9 2 2 0 0 0
2020vs Right .290 35 6 4 9 3 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-85%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.67 1.33 27.0 0 3 0 9.3 1.3 1.0
Since 2020Away 6.66 1.40 25.2 0 1 2 7.7 4.6 1.8
2022Home 6.92 1.69 13.0 0 3 0 9.7 1.4 0.7
2022Away 6.59 1.17 13.2 0 0 0 5.9 3.3 2.0
2021Home 4.05 1.20 6.2 0 0 0 8.1 1.4 2.7
2021Away 5.68 1.42 6.1 0 1 2 8.5 4.3 2.8
2020Home 1.23 0.82 7.1 0 0 0 9.8 1.2 0.0
2020Away 7.94 1.94 5.2 0 0 0 11.1 7.9 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Julian Merryweather compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
3.29
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
97.3 mph
 
ERA
6.75
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.341
 
GB/FB
1.37
 
Left On Base
55.6%
 
Exit Velocity
83.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.6%
 
Spin Rate
2211 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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The 30-year-old nabbed two saves early in 2021 and was in the mix at closer with Jordan Romano, but Merryweather then went down with an oblique injury and was sidelined until September. Romano took a firm hold of the closer's role in his absence, while Merryweather surrendered seven runs over 8.2 frames after returning from the injury. The right-hander still offers plenty of velocity and has some upside, but he has only 26 big-league innings under his belt. Merryweather could work in a high-leverage role for Toronto if he can stay healthy, but he's unlikely to be a factor for saves if Romano remains available and productive.
Toronto thought enough of Merryweather to trade from him in 2018 while he was in the midst of recovering from Tommy John surgery, and they doubled down on their investment by promoting him to the big leagues last season despite the fact that he had thrown only six innings in 2019. The right-hander excelled after the promotion, registering a 2.27 FIP and 27.3 K% over 13 innings while functioning as both a reliever and an opener before going down with right elbow tendinitis late in the campaign. Merryweather proved that the TJS did not take the zip off his fastball, as he averaged 96.7 mph while holding hitters to a .188 BA on the offering. He also did well with his changeup, perhaps previewing the combination that can help him find success in the majors. Merryweather's age (29) makes him much older than most prospects, so he should get a shot to perform -- either as a starter or reliever -- in 2021.
We are taught to ignore 26-year-old prospects, and that is typically wise. But inevitably that will lead to missing on guys like Mike Clevinger and Zack Godley. Merryweather has a chance to fall into that same bucket of late-blooming mid-rotation starters. The athletic 6-foot-4 righty operates with a deceptive delivery, hiding the ball well until it is released. This allows his low-90s fastball to play up slightly. Merryweather has two average pitches in his curveball and changeup, but both secondaries can flash plus. He dominated at Double-A, which should be expected given his age and stuff. But while he posted a 3.89 xFIP over 16 starts at Triple-A, he was hit pretty hard (.327 AVG, 1.5 HR/9). Some of that can be attributed to bad luck. He had the second worst BABIP (.388) and fifth worst HR/FB (15.7) in the International League. The Indians have enviable rotation depth, so Merryweather may not get a lengthy look in the big-league rotation in 2018, but if the injury bug bites, he will be ready.
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Gets DFA'd by Blue Jays
PToronto Blue Jays
January 10, 2023
Merryweather was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
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Sent back to Buffalo
PToronto Blue Jays
September 21, 2022
The Blue Jays optioned Merryweather to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.
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Will open Game 1 of twin bill
PToronto Blue Jays
September 13, 2022
Merryweather will work as an opener in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Comes off IL
PToronto Blue Jays
September 5, 2022
Merryweather (oblique) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Monday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
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Cleared for rehab assignment
PToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
August 7, 2022
Merryweather (oblique) began a rehab assignment Saturday with the Blue Jays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, striking out two over a scoreless inning in his first appearance.
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