Josh Staumont
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Staumont made 23 relief appearances last season, allowing earned runs in three outings on the way to a 2.45 ERA. However, his WHIP was 1.40 due to a generous 14.3 BB%. Staumont avoided more damage via a 33.0 K%, fueled by a fastball averaging 98.4 mph, touching triple-digits. Staumont was also lucky, allowing just two homers in 25 innings despite a low 28.6% groundball rate. His 4.71 xFIP reflects this good fortune. Still just 27 years old, Staumont wouldn't be the first to fix control woes at this point of his career, and in fact took a step in the right direction despite his high BB%, throwing 63.3% strikes last season compared to 60.4% in 2019. The Royals re-signed Greg Holland, but they could trade Holland at some point, or he could pitch his way out of the ninth. If that happens, Staumont will be among the top candidates to step in. He certainly has a closer arsenal. Read Past Outlooks
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Works in non-save situation
PKansas City Royals
May 13, 2021
Staumont allowed a walk and struck out three in one inning of Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.
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Staumont emerged as Kansas City's top closing option in late April, but he's allowed four runs over his last 3.1 innings to open May. To make matters worse, Kansas City is mired in a 10-game losing streak, which has removed any save opportunities recently. Staumont will look to build off Wednesday's scoreless inning. He owns a 2.70 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 19:9 K:BB with three saves and two holds in 16.2 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Josh Staumont generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Josh Staumont generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .221 126 32 19 23 6 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .205 142 39 17 25 6 0 4
2021vs Left .111 35 11 6 3 1 0 0
2021vs Right .143 39 9 4 5 4 0 0
2020vs Left .256 50 16 10 10 1 0 1
2020vs Right .188 56 20 6 9 0 0 1
2019vs Left .263 41 5 3 10 4 0 1
2019vs Right .282 47 10 7 11 2 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-86%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-79%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-75%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.58 1.56 35.1 1 1 0 8.9 4.3 1.0
Since 2019Away 0.64 1.06 28.1 1 1 3 11.8 6.0 0.6
2021Home 5.19 1.38 8.2 0 1 0 7.3 5.2 0.0
2021Away 0.00 0.60 10.0 0 0 3 11.7 4.5 0.0
2020Home 3.77 1.33 14.1 1 0 0 10.0 3.1 0.6
2020Away 0.79 1.50 11.1 1 1 0 16.7 8.7 0.8
2019Home 5.11 1.95 12.1 0 0 0 8.8 5.1 2.2
2019Away 1.29 1.00 7.0 0 0 0 3.9 3.9 1.3
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Stat Review
How does Josh Staumont compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
9.6
 
BB/9
4.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
2.41
 
WHIP
0.96
 
BABIP
.197
 
GB/FB
1.06
 
Left On Base
72.2%
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.1%
 
Spin Rate
2331 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.7%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A second-round pick in 2015, Staumont reached the majors last season and finished with a 3.72 ERA in 16 appearances. The estimators say he deserved an ERA closer to 6.00. While Staumont has always had good stuff -- a fastball that averages 96 mph and a swing-and-miss curveball -- he has absolutely no idea where those pitches are going. The right-hander walked the ballpark in the minors, never once posting a walk rate below 15% on the farm. He had his lowest walk rate ever last season after reaching the majors, but 11.4% is still poor, especially when it comes with a modest 17.1 K% and 1.86 HR/9. There is more of a strikeout punch here than he showed in his debut, but Staumont will likely always be a WHIP liability given his control issues. If he's all over the place in the spring, the Royals could send Staumont back down to begin the 2020 campaign.
Staumont didn't get his first big-league callup in 2018, but his numbers for Triple-A Omaha dramatically improved, as he cut his ERA from 6.28 to 3.51. He was helped by a move to the bullpen. Such a move makes sense for a pitcher with control problems as severe as Staumont's -- his ugly 15.8% walk rate last season was actually tied for the lowest he's put up at any stop thus far in his professional career. Despite his problems finding the strike zone, he still has some potential thanks to a strong 31.3% strikeout rate. Like most rebuilding teams, the Royals are short on established arms at the back of their bullpen, and it's possible Staumont is given a chance at some point this year, though it would be a surprise to see him jump into the closer role.
Staumont has an 80-grade fastball, a plus curveball, shaky command, and no reliable third pitch. He could probably skip Triple-A and thrive in the Royals' bullpen for all of 2017, as his stuff is that good. However, the move to a full-time relief role should be put on hold for at least another year, given how tantalizing his tools are. In addition to having two monster pitches, he has a starter's body and is entering his age-23 season while already having 50.1 innings at Double-A under his belt. If his changeup can become at all serviceable and he can develop fringe-average command, Staumont could be a No. 2 starter. He showed some encouraging signs down the stretch, posting a 1.84 ERA and 49:10 K:BB in 29.1 innings over his final five starts -- two of which came in the Texas League playoffs.
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Takes loss in relief
PKansas City Royals
May 4, 2021
Staumont (1-1) was charged with the loss Tuesday against Cleveland after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. He recorded two outs, both via strikeout.
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Notches four-out save
PKansas City Royals
April 28, 2021
Staumont recorded his third save of the season Wednesday against the Pirates. He tossed 1.1 scoreless innings while fanning two.
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Notches second save
PKansas City Royals
April 26, 2021
Staumont picked up the save after walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning Monday against the Tigers.
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Picks up first save
PKansas City Royals
April 24, 2021
Staumont did not allow a baserunner and struck out two to earn the save Saturday against Detroit.
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Earns second hold
PKansas City Royals
April 18, 2021
Staumont pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
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