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John Means threw 93 pitches, allowing seven hits and one run while walking two and striking out five against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Means allowed ten hard-hit balls in the game and topped out at 94.0 MPH. He had 17 Swings & Misses. Fantasy Managers can start Means next time out, Tuesday, against the Mariners.
John Means threw 97 pitches over seven innings, allowing one hit while striking out five as the Orioles topped the Red Sox, 3-0 on Opening Day.
Means generated 14 swinging strikes and allowed four hard-hit balls in the contest. His fastball topped out at 93.1 MPH, and he gained velocity as he pitched deeper into the game. The Orioles are undecided about when his next start will be - either Wednesday in New York or Thursday at home against the Red Sox. He is a breakout candidate this season and should be rostered in standard redraft leagues.
John Means started Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, giving up one run on a solo homer to Cavan Biggio. He finished the day allowing just that one hit, a walk, and struck out nine over six innings. The Orioles lost, 5-2, dropping Means's record to 2-4.
Means was on his revenge tour in September, allowing one run in every start since September 2nd. He finishes 2020 with a 4.53 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 42 strikeouts in 43 and 2/3 innings. He will likely be drafted around the same spot that he was last year.
John Means was a dominant force against the Rays on Sunday, striking out twelve hitters over 5 and 2/3 innings. He gave up just three hits and no walks. The lone run he gave up was a Willy Adames solo homer. The Orioles won, 2-1.
Means had been making small gains his past few starts, but this represented a large leap. He will take a 5.02 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 37 and 2/3 innings into his final start against the Blue Jays on the road. If you need help with strikeouts or WHIP, pick him up.
John Means started Sunday's game against the Yankees, pitching six strong innings. He allowed just one run on five hits and a walk to go with four strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision, as the Orioles lost, 2-1.
Means has now given up just two earned runs in his past two starts, but his overall numbers still look poor. He'll take a 5.93 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start against the Rays on the road.