RP,SP - KC - IL10
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.
The Royals optioned RHP Jakob Junis to Triple-A Omaha.
Junis was the odd man out following Jackson Kowar's promotion to the big leagues. The 28-year-old Junis can obviously be dropped in all fantasy leagues, if he was still rostered anywhere that is.
Jakob Junis allowed a run on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Rays.
Junis entered Thursday’s game in the third inning and allowed six baserunners across two 1/3 frames during Thursday’s loss. Since being demoted to the bullpen in early May, Junis owns a 9.64 ERA, 2.04 WHIP, and a 7:4 K: BB in his last nine innings. Junis has given the Royals no reason to be brought back into the rotation and should be left on the waiver in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Jacob Junis (1-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out one across one 1/3 innings in Game 2 of Friday’s doubleheader. He was tagged with his third loss of the season.
Junis struggled in Game 2 and has yet to record more than five outs in his last four appearances. He surrendered a two-run shot to Andrew Vaughn and was tagged with an unearned run before exiting after 37 pitches. Junis owns a 5.52 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and a 31:8 K: BB across 29 1/3 innings in 2021. Daniel Lynch was optioned to the minors on Friday, Junis could stick in the rotation.
Jacob Junis allowed a solo home run across one inning and was charged with the blown save during Wednesday’s 5-4 loss.
Junis continues to struggle out of the bullpen and was charged with his first blown save of the season. He yielded a solo homer to Cleveland’s star 3B Jose Ramirez and has now surrendered three long balls in his last two relief appearances. Junis owns a 5.19 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 29:8 K: BB across 26 innings in 2021. Fantasy managers should hang onto Junis in deep-league and AL-Only formats, but can move on from the right-hander in shallower leagues.