Justin Steele
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Steele in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in February of 2021.
Goes four innings Saturday
PChicago Cubs
September 19, 2021
Steele allowed two runs on on two hits across four innings and did not factor into the decision Saturday against the Brewers. He walked four and struck out four.
ANALYSIS
Steele was good at limiting hits and missing bats, but the four walks are concerning, and he also allowed two home runs. The lefty continued his trend of short outings, as he hasn't gone past five innings in any of his seven starts, and this was the second time he logged exactly four frames. Steele has shown some promise, though the inability to go deeper into games caps his fantasy value. He's projected to start again Friday against the Cardinals.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
45
Last 10 Games
63
Last 5 Games
83
How many pitches does Justin Steele generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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121+
 
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21-30
 
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121+
What part of the game does Justin Steele generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-57%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-57%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .111 44 16 8 4 1 0 1
Since 2019vs Right .259 157 31 16 35 6 0 8
2021vs Left .111 44 16 8 4 1 0 1
2021vs Right .259 157 31 16 35 6 0 8
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.11 1.38 24.2 2 2 0 8.0 3.6 1.5
Since 2019Away 3.10 1.43 20.1 1 1 0 11.1 6.2 2.2
2021Home 5.11 1.38 24.2 2 2 0 8.0 3.6 1.5
2021Away 3.10 1.43 20.1 1 1 0 11.1 6.2 2.2
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Justin Steele 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
1.96
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
4.8
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
93.3 mph
 
ERA
4.20
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.77
 
Left On Base
79.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.5%
 
Spin Rate
2492 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.9%
 
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
Steele, a fifth-round draft pick out of high school in 2014, was limited to just 40.2 innings for short-season Eugene, partially because of a minor "tweak" in his arm. Issues in the arm of young pitchers are always a concern, but the Cubs can afford to be cautious with Steele, as there is no hurry to advance him to the big-league level. Steele has a 2.73 ERA in his first two professional seasons, and they haven't been flukes, as his FIPs have been even better. The skinny 20-year-old southpaw has a decent future if he can stay healthy, but his ceiling is probably as a mid-rotation starter.
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Takes loss Sunday
PChicago Cubs
September 12, 2021
Steele (3-3) allowed five runs on 11 hits across five innings to take the loss Sunday against the Giants. He walked two and struck out four.
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Chased in the sixth
PChicago Cubs
September 6, 2021
Steele surrendered three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings in Monday's victory over the Reds. He did not factor into the game's decision.
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Yields only one hit in win
PChicago Cubs
September 2, 2021
Steele (3-2) completed five scoreless innings against Minnesota on Wednesday, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out three to earn the win.
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Struggles in Game 2
PChicago Cubs
August 25, 2021
Steele allowed four runs on five hits across 3.2 innings and did not factor into the decision in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies. He walked two and struck out five.
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Tuesday's start postponed
PChicago Cubs
August 24, 2021
Steele won't start as scheduled Tuesday against the Rockies since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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