SP,RP - SF
Jakob Junis allowed two runs on six hits while striking out three in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Cardinals.
Junis was solid on Saturday, but he received no run support and was thus handed his first loss of the year. The righthander has been very consistent in his four starts this season, never allowing more than two runs in an outing. It's too early to start rostering him, but he is definitely a name to monitor going forward.
Jakob Junis allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five in five innings of Sunday's 4-3 win over the Cardinals.
Junis allowed his first runs of the season on Sunday in his third outing of 2022. However, it was still a solid outing for the 29-year-old. The only downside to his fantasy value so far has been that he has been unable to go more than five innings in a start, but he boasts an impressive 1.20 ERA and a WHIP of 0.87.
Jakob Junis pitched five shutout innings on Wednesday against the A's, giving up four hits while walking one. He struck out six and did not factor into the decision.
For his second straight outing, Junis had an opener and then followed with five shutout innings. Since coming to San Francisco, he has leaned heavily into his slider, throwing it 56% of the time on Wednesday and 50.8% of the time in total in his two starts. He's seen a corresponding drop in his fastball usage, which he used to throw about a third of the time, but so far has deployed just 4.9% of the time. Junis's slider has always been good, but before fantasy managers get too excited at his success, remember that he's faced two sub-par offenses in Washington and Oakland. He'll likely piggyback Sam Long next week against the Dodgers, which should show us whether his hot start is for real.
Jakob Junis signs a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Junis was both a start and reliever for the Royals over the last two seasons while being exclusively a starter between 2017 and 2019. His role with the Giants is unknown, but it seems likely it will be out of the bullpen. Last season Junis posted a 5.26 ERA in 39.1 innings.
Jakob Junis allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six across 4 2/3 innings during Tuesday's 7-2 loss against Cleveland.
Junis (2-4) was recalled from Triple-A Omaha and pitched for the Royals for the first since since early June. The right-hander began the season in the Kansas City rotation, but was sent to the bullpen in May before being optioned. If staying in the rotation, Junis would be scheduled to start next week in Baltimore.