John Means
John Means
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2019.
Turns in decent outing
PBaltimore Orioles
June 16, 2019
Means yielded two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings Sunday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
Means cruised through the first three innings of his start before giving up two runs in the fourth on four base knocks. He had to be removed after five innings due to a high pitch count (103 pitches). The 26-year-old lefty continues to throw the ball well this season, allowing three or fewer runs in each of his last eight outings. Means has posted a 2.67 ERA with 59 strikeouts across 70.2 innings this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .206 69 21 5 13 4 1 2
Since 2017vs Right .237 215 40 14 46 12 0 7
2019vs Left .179 62 20 5 10 3 1 2
2019vs Right .232 206 37 14 43 10 0 6
2018vs Left .429 7 1 0 3 1 0 0
2018vs Right .333 9 3 0 3 2 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2017Home 1.57 0.90 34.1 4 1 0 8.7 2.4 0.8
Since 2017Away 4.67 1.36 34.2 2 3 0 7.3 2.6 1.6
2019Home 1.57 0.90 34.1 4 1 0 8.7 2.4 0.8
2019Away 3.73 1.31 31.1 2 3 0 6.9 2.9 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 13.50 1.80 3.1 0 0 0 10.8 0.0 2.7
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does John Means compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 this season's data (min 40 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.
    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.
91.8 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
Spin Rate
2325 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Notches sixth victory
PBaltimore Orioles
June 11, 2019
Means (6-4) earned the win versus the Blue Jays on Tuesday by allowing one run on four hits across five innings. He struck out seven and walked three.
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Turns in six strong innings
PBaltimore Orioles
June 5, 2019
Means allowed four hits and one walk while striking out five across six innings Wednesday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Strikes out seven in quality start
PBaltimore Orioles
May 29, 2019
Means allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out seven across six innings Wednesday against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Takes no-decision
PBaltimore Orioles
May 24, 2019
Means pitched five innings Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
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Lasts five frames in loss
PBaltimore Orioles
May 18, 2019
Means (5-4) took the loss Saturday at Cleveland by allowing three runs on five hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out one.
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