JT Brubaker
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
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
RANKSFrom Preseason
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Gives up two runs
PPittsburgh Pirates
May 5, 2021
Brubaker gave up two runs on six hits and three walks while fanning seven across five innings Wednesday against the Padres. He didn't factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
Brubaker ended just three outs away from posting a quality start, something he achieved in two of his previous three outings. Brubaker has allowed two or fewer runs in five of his six appearances this season while posting a 37:8 K:BB across 32.1 innings. He'll try to extend this excellent stretch in his next start, scheduled for next week at home against the Reds.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
82
Last 10 Games
82
Last 5 Games
82
How many pitches does JT Brubaker generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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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
 
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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
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .240 165 42 16 35 8 0 3
Since 2019vs Right .243 164 43 8 36 7 0 7
2021vs Left .211 63 17 4 12 1 0 2
2021vs Right .258 75 20 4 17 4 0 3
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
 
 
-59%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-71%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.30 1.37 37.1 2 3 0 9.4 2.7 1.2
Since 2019Away 2.17 1.13 37.1 1 2 0 10.4 2.9 1.0
2021Home 3.48 1.16 10.1 1 1 0 9.6 0.9 1.7
2021Away 2.45 1.14 22.0 1 1 0 10.6 2.9 1.2
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
4.63
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
2.78
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.307
 
GB/FB
2.45
 
Left On Base
90.0%
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.1%
 
Spin Rate
2382 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.9%
 
Swinging Strike
13.0%
 
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Charged with loss Friday
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 30, 2021
Brubaker (2-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven in five innings to take the loss against the Cardinals on Friday.
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Efficient in loss
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 23, 2021
Brubaker (2-1) yielded two runs on five hits over seven innings Friday, striking out five and taking the loss against Minnesota.
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Pushed back to Friday
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 22, 2021
Brubaker is lined up to make his next start Friday against the Twins, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Dominates Brewers in win
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 17, 2021
Brubaker (2-0) picked up the win in Friday's 6-1 victory over the Brewers, giving up one run on four hits over six innings while striking out eight.
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Picks up first win
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 11, 2021
Brubaker (1-0) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four in 5.1 innings to earn the win against the Cubs on Sunday.
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