SP - BAL
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.
John Means started Tuesday's game against the Mets, tossing six innings. He allowed just one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five. That lone run came off of a Jake Marisnick solo homer in the second inning. The Orioles won, 11-2, giving Means his first win of the season.
Means needed a start like this to get him moving in the right direction. He will take a 6.58 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 26 innings into his next start against the Yankees on the road. The Yankees have not been hitting well lately, but it is still tough to stream Means in that spot.
John Means started Wednesday's game against the Mets, giving up four runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. Three of those runs came on two homers, one by Michael Conforto and the other by Pete Alonso. He surrendered eight hits in total, plus a walk and a strikeout. His record dropped to 0-3 in the 9-4 defeat.
Means continues to struggle after suffering from arm fatigue, and then the sudden passing of his father. He will take an 8.10 ERA into his next start against these same Mets, this time on the road.