JT Brubaker

JT Brubaker

28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Brubaker took a step back in his second big-league season in 2021, finishing with a 5.36 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 129:34 K:BB across 124.1 innings (24 starts). His 24.0 percent strikeout rate and 7.1 percent walk rate were solid, but a 2.03 HR/9 derailed any chance of potential success. The 28-year-old is poised to start Opening Day for Pittsburgh and could easily see some improvement from last year, but he's unlikely to turn into a consistent fantasy asset, especially with wins likely difficult to come by with the Pirates. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2022.
Takes third loss
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 13, 2022
Brubaker (0-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings to take the loss Thursday against the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Brubaker allowed an RBI single and a solo home run to Tyler Stephenson to account for his earned runs. He was fairly effective otherwise, but his recent uptick in strikeouts faded as he managed only eight swinging strikes on 77 pitches. After starting the season poorly, Brubaker has stabilized to work five innings in each of his last three starts while allowing seven earned runs and maintaining a 16:5 K:BB.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
73
Last 10 Games
73
Last 5 Games
73
How many pitches does JT Brubaker generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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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 JT Brubaker generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .257 423 99 38 97 24 0 17
Since 2020vs Right .237 442 111 32 94 15 2 20
2022vs Left .200 63 16 7 11 5 0 2
2022vs Right .234 73 17 9 15 2 0 2
2021vs Left .269 258 58 19 63 12 0 14
2021vs Right .239 280 71 19 60 10 2 14
2020vs Left .258 102 25 12 23 7 0 1
2020vs Right .232 89 23 4 19 3 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-44%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-71%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.65 1.25 100.2 5 8 0 8.9 2.8 1.3
Since 2020Away 5.70 1.38 96.1 1 11 0 10.0 3.6 2.0
2022Home 5.65 1.47 14.1 0 1 0 7.5 4.4 1.3
2022Away 5.06 1.31 16.0 0 2 0 11.8 5.1 1.1
2021Home 3.79 1.11 59.1 4 5 0 9.1 2.1 1.5
2021Away 6.78 1.46 65.0 1 8 0 9.6 3.3 2.5
2020Home 6.00 1.44 27.0 1 2 0 9.3 3.3 1.0
2020Away 1.76 1.11 15.1 0 1 0 10.0 2.9 0.6
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Stat Review
How does JT Brubaker 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
2.06
 
K/9
9.8
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
93.1 mph
 
ERA
5.34
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.295
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
57.7%
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.0%
 
Spin Rate
2376 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.7%
 
Swinging Strike
11.5%
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Brubaker made his big-league debut in 2020, starting nine games and relieving in two more. His 4.94 ERA in 47.1 innings was generally unimpressive, but his 4.08 FIP and 4.14 xFIP shine a more optimistic light on him. His 23.4 K% was exactly league average, while his 8.3 BB% and 46.7% groundball rates were both slightly better than average, adding up to at least a fine back-end arm. He struggled against lefties, who hit .287/.379/.436 against him, perhaps unsurprisingly given that his primary off-speed pitches are a slider and a curve. He threw his changeup less than 5% of the time. Further development of that pitch could improve his profile, but he still looks like a big-league starter without it. At age 27, he's old for a second-year player, so there's probably not a lot of development left here, leaving him part of a large group of interchangeable late-round options in larger leagues.
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Punches out nine
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 8, 2022
Brubaker allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out nine across five innings in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds. He did not factor into the decision.
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Start pushed to Saturday
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 6, 2022
Brubaker will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds after Friday's game was rained out, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
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Takes no-decision Saturday
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 1, 2022
Brubaker tossed five innings against San Diego on Saturday, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
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Fans four in short outing
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 24, 2022
Brubaker allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over three innings in Sunday's win over the Cubs. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
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Rallies after early blow
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 19, 2022
Brubaker (0-2) picked up the loss Tuesday against the Brewers after tossing five innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on two hits while walking two and striking out six.
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