John King
John King
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers
10-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 7/30/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
King was surprisingly called up by the Rangers in September of 2020 to make his major-league debut, and he performed relatively well considering that he hadn't pitched above High-A earlier in his career. He made six relief appearances for Texas, posting a 6.10 ERA over 10.1 innings. His 4.27 SIERA and 4.87 xFIP were more encouraging, and he had a solid 55.6 GB% over his limited sample. King's 17.6 K% left something to be desired, but he should continue to develop in that area as he continues to face off against higher levels of competition. The 26-year-old filled middle innings for the Rangers in 2020, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be entrusted with an Opening Day roster spot in 2021 given the significant jump that he made last season. Even if he does remain in the majors, King doesn't hold much fantasy value heading into the season due to his middle-relief role and middling strikeout numbers. Read Past Outlooks
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Could throw off mound soon
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
July 22, 2021
King (shoulder) could throw off a mound by this weekend, Joseph Hoyt of the Dallas Morning News reports.
ANALYSIS
King began a throwing program this week, but the Rangers won't determine the next steps until they see him on the mound. The left-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to the All-Star break while building up to become a starter.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
26
Last 10 Games
36
Last 5 Games
46
How many pitches does John King generally throw?
 
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
 
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
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does John King generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .181 83 18 7 13 1 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .275 161 31 9 41 7 1 5
2021vs Left .140 65 15 5 8 1 0 0
2021vs Right .277 128 25 7 33 5 1 3
2020vs Left .333 18 3 2 5 0 0 0
2020vs Right .267 33 6 2 8 2 0 2
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
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-47%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.08 1.13 28.1 5 3 0 7.3 2.2 1.6
Since 2019Away 2.89 1.36 28.0 3 2 0 8.4 2.9 0.0
2021Home 4.56 1.06 23.2 4 3 0 7.2 2.3 1.1
2021Away 2.42 1.25 22.1 3 2 0 8.5 2.4 0.0
2020Home 7.71 1.50 4.2 1 0 0 7.7 1.9 3.9
2020Away 4.76 1.76 5.2 0 0 0 7.9 4.8 0.0
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 John King compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
3.33
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
92.3 mph
 
ERA
3.52
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.298
 
GB/FB
3.64
 
Left On Base
59.4%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.9%
 
Spin Rate
1949 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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Timeline pushed back
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
July 17, 2021
King (shoulder) may begin a throwing program this weekend.
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Lands on IL with shoulder issue
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
July 9, 2021
King was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with left shoulder inflammation.
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Earns relief win
PTexas Rangers
July 2, 2021
King (6-5) allowed three runs (two earned) on zero hits and one walk while striking out three over three-plus relief innings to pick up the win over Oakland on Thursday.
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Logs 3.2 relief innings
PTexas Rangers
June 26, 2021
King allowed two runs on three hits and struck out three over 3.2 innings of relief in Friday' 9-4 win over the Royals.
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Could join rotation
PTexas Rangers
June 21, 2021
The Rangers are prepping King to potentially join the starting rotation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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