JT Brubaker

JT Brubaker

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Pittsburgh Pirates
10-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 2/1/2022
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Increases throwing distance
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
September 29, 2021
Brubaker (shoulder) won't return prior to the end of the regular season, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Brubaker will increase his throwing distance by playing catch off flat ground from 120 feet in the coming days, and he'll use all of his pitches during the throwing session. Although the right-hander is making progress and should have a relatively normal offseason, he won't have enough time to return by the end of the regular season. Brubaker made a career-high 24 major-league starts this year and posted a 5.36 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 124.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
81
Last 10 Games
81
Last 5 Games
79
How many pitches does JT Brubaker generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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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
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does JT Brubaker generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .266 360 83 31 86 19 0 15
Since 2019vs Right .237 369 94 23 79 13 2 18
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
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
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-44%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-71%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.48 1.22 86.1 5 7 0 9.2 2.5 1.4
Since 2019Away 5.83 1.39 80.1 1 9 0 9.6 3.2 2.1
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
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 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
3.39
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
5.36
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.300
 
GB/FB
1.30
 
Left On Base
70.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.9%
 
Spin Rate
2386 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.3%
 
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Throwing off flat ground
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
September 22, 2021
Brubaker (shoulder) recently threw off flat ground from 90 feet, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Late-season return not ruled out
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
September 15, 2021
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Brubaker (shoulder) began a plyometric training program Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. He'll be reassessed later this week before the Pirates determine his next steps.
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Facing brief shutdown
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
September 8, 2021
Brubaker (shoulder) will be shut down from throwing for the next 5-to-7 days, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Returns to injured list
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
September 5, 2021
Brubaker was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Dealing with shoulder injury
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
September 4, 2021
Brubaker left Saturday's game against the Cubs with right shoulder discomfort, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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