SP - KC
Jakob Junis (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Blue Jays. He picked up his second win of the season.
Junis limited the Blue Jays to one run while striking out six to earn his second win of the season. He threw 81 pitches, landing 57 for strikes. Junis is off to a terrific in 2021, owning a 1.50 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and a 15:3 K: BB across 12 innings. The right-hander will look to keep the momentum going in his next start, Tuesday against the Rays.
Jakob Junis allowed one hit and two walks while striking out six across five scoreless innings during Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Indians. He did not factor into the decision.
The Royals indicated Junis would start the season out of the bullpen, but Kansas City named him the starter ahead of Wednesday’s game. Junis was efficient in his first start of the season, striking out six across five scoreless innings in a no-decision. He threw only 58 pitches, landing 37 for strikes. Junis has yet to allow a run in 2021, owning a 0.00 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, and nine strikeouts across seven innings. The right-hander is not scheduled to start next week, but that could change after a terrific performance in Wednesday’s loss.
RHP Jakob Junis is starting for the Royals on Wednesday against the Indians.
Junis is expected to pitch a couple of innings before turning it over to the bullpen. Because of that, he's far removed from the streaming radar for this one.
Jakob Junis will begin Spring Training as a starter according to manager Mike Matheny.
After struggling as a starter during the 2020 season Junis was moved to the bullpen down the stretch. He posted a 6.39 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 25 1/3 total innings last year and isn't a recommended fantasy option as a starter or a reliever.
Jakob Junis has agreed to a guaranteed one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Royals. He had enough service time to be arbitration-eligible, per Mark Feinsand.
The Royals were able to avoid arbitration with the deal and lock up the 28-year old for another season. Junis has shown promise earlier in his career and Kansas City is obviously hoping he can improve on the 6.39 ERA and 1.62 WHIP he registered over 25 1/3 innings in 2020.