Julian Merryweather
Julian Merryweather
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
60-Day IL
Injury Oblique
Est. Return 6/13/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Toronto thought enough of Merryweather to trade from him in 2018 while he was in the midst of recovering from Tommy John surgery, and they doubled down on their investment by promoting him to the big leagues last season despite the fact that he had thrown only six innings in 2019. The right-hander excelled after the promotion, registering a 2.27 FIP and 27.3 K% over 13 innings while functioning as both a reliever and an opener before going down with right elbow tendinitis late in the campaign. Merryweather proved that the TJS did not take the zip off his fastball, as he averaged 96.7 mph while holding hitters to a .188 BA on the offering. He also did well with his changeup, perhaps previewing the combination that can help him find success in the majors. Merryweather's age (29) makes him much older than most prospects, so he should get a shot to perform -- either as a starter or reliever -- in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#598
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $563,500 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Transferred to 60-day IL
PToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
May 5, 2021
Merryweather (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday
ANALYSIS
The righty last pitched on April 13 and was initially placed on the 10-day IL, but it appears he'll need much more time to recover from the oblique strain and return to the Blue Jays roster. In just four appearances, Merryweather had established himself as a late-inning weapon, recording a hold and two saves. His eventual return will be a welcome sight for the bullpen that's already without Kirby Yates (elbow) for the season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Julian Merryweather generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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121+
What part of the game does Julian Merryweather generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-62%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .136 25 10 3 3 0 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .225 44 12 4 9 3 0 0
2021vs Left .250 5 1 1 1 0 0 0
2021vs Right .000 9 6 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left .111 20 9 2 2 0 0 0
2020vs Right .290 35 6 4 9 3 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
 
 
-84%
ERA at Home
2021
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2020
 
 
-85%
ERA at Home
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 0.93 0.83 9.2 0 0 0 9.3 1.9 0.0
Since 2019Away 5.87 1.43 7.2 0 0 2 14.1 5.9 0.0
2021Home 0.00 0.86 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 3.9 0.0
2021Away 0.00 0.00 2.0 0 0 2 22.5 0.0 0.0
2020Home 1.23 0.82 7.1 0 0 0 9.8 1.2 0.0
2020Away 7.94 1.94 5.2 0 0 0 11.1 7.9 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 Julian Merryweather 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
7.00
 
K/9
14.5
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
98.2 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
0.46
 
BABIP
.161
 
GB/FB
0.33
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
84.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2294 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.5%
 
Swinging Strike
14.6%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
We are taught to ignore 26-year-old prospects, and that is typically wise. But inevitably that will lead to missing on guys like Mike Clevinger and Zack Godley. Merryweather has a chance to fall into that same bucket of late-blooming mid-rotation starters. The athletic 6-foot-4 righty operates with a deceptive delivery, hiding the ball well until it is released. This allows his low-90s fastball to play up slightly. Merryweather has two average pitches in his curveball and changeup, but both secondaries can flash plus. He dominated at Double-A, which should be expected given his age and stuff. But while he posted a 3.89 xFIP over 16 starts at Triple-A, he was hit pretty hard (.327 AVG, 1.5 HR/9). Some of that can be attributed to bad luck. He had the second worst BABIP (.388) and fifth worst HR/FB (15.7) in the International League. The Indians have enviable rotation depth, so Merryweather may not get a lengthy look in the big-league rotation in 2018, but if the injury bug bites, he will be ready.
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Shut down 'couple weeks'
PToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
April 22, 2021
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Thursday that Merryweather (oblique) will be shut down for "a couple of weeks" before resuming a throwing program, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Return not imminent
PToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
April 17, 2021
Merryweather's oblique injury is believed to be a fairly long-term issue, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star reports.
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Placed on 10-day IL
PToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
April 14, 2021
Merryweather was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain Wednesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Dealing with hip issue
PToronto Blue Jays
Hip
April 13, 2021
Merryweather exited Tuesday's win over the Yankees with left hip irritation, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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May not be used on consecutive days
PToronto Blue Jays
April 5, 2021
Merryweather may not be ready to pitch on back-to-back days yet, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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