Kris Bubic
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Leading MiLB in strikeouts is hardly a feat that portends greatness, but there are some big hits (Brandon Woodruff in 2016, Jose Berrios in 2015) mixed in with the duds (Dean Kremer in 2018, Alec Hansen in 2017, Taylor Cole in 2014). Bubic joined this club by fanning 185 in 149.1 innings across stops at Low-A and High-A in his age-21 season. A 6-foot-3, 220-pound lefty with a low-90s fastball, plus changeup and average curveball, Bubic projects as more of a No. 4 or No. 5 starter long term. That said, any big southpaw with good command and a plus changeup has a chance to beat projections, and we won't learn a lot about his future prospects until we see how he handles Double-A and Triple-A. Bubic is part of a hoard of quality Royals pitching prospects with ETAs of 2021. His home park makes him more appealing than he would otherwise be, and if his breaking ball improves, he could develop into a No. 3 starter. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#368
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Royals in June of 2018.
Takes no-decision
PKansas City Royals
September 24, 2020
Bubic did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win against Detroit, surrendering four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three across 4.2 innings.
ANALYSIS
Bubic was mainly hurt by the long ball, giving up a two-run home run to Willi Castro in the third inning, then a two-run blast to Miguel Cabrera in the fifth. The southpaw left the game with the score knotted, 4-4, and fortunately the Royals soon surged ahead for good. Bubic wraps up the regular season with a 1-6 record, 4.32 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 10 starts.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
93
Last 5 Games
100
How many pitches does Kris Bubic generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Kris Bubic generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .320 31 5 6 8 0 0 1
Since 2018vs Right .254 191 44 16 44 8 1 7
2020vs Left .320 31 5 6 8 0 0 1
2020vs Right .254 191 44 16 44 8 1 7
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2019
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2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.50 1.50 30.0 1 4 0 7.2 3.3 1.5
Since 2018Away 4.05 1.45 20.0 0 2 0 11.3 5.0 1.4
2020Home 4.50 1.50 30.0 1 4 0 7.2 3.3 1.5
2020Away 4.05 1.45 20.0 0 2 0 11.3 5.0 1.4
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Kris Bubic 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 2019 data (min 120 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
2.23
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
91.5 mph
 
ERA
4.32
 
WHIP
1.48
 
BABIP
.324
 
GB/FB
1.70
 
Left On Base
71.7%
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2094 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.9%
 
Swinging Strike
10.9%
 
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Strikes out seven
PKansas City Royals
September 19, 2020
Bubic (1-6) allowed one unearned run on one hit and four walks while striking out seven out to take the loss against the Brewers on Saturday.
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Start pushed to Saturday
PKansas City Royals
September 17, 2020
Bubic will start Saturday's game against the Brewers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Starting Friday
PKansas City Royals
September 16, 2020
Bubic will start Friday in Milwaukee, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Logs first win
PKansas City Royals
September 12, 2020
Bubic (1-5) tossed five innings of one-run baseball on Friday, allowing six hits and walking two during the Royals 4-3 win over the Pirates. He struck out six.
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Remains winless in 2020
PKansas City Royals
September 6, 2020
Bubic (0-5) allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out four across seven innings in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday.
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