Josh Staumont

Josh Staumont

30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Staumont looked like a promising young reliever at one point, but he holds an ugly 6.09 ERA over his last 57.2 big-league innings dating back to the beginning of 2022 and required surgery this past July for thoracic outlet syndrome. Still, the Twins took a chance on him after he was let go by the Royals. From 2019-21 he held a 2.93 ERA and 124:53 K:BB over 110.2 innings. His last two poor seasons he still had a 10.5 K/9. Walks are his main issue as he had a 6.6 BB/9 the last two seasons. The track record of pitchers coming back from TOS surgery is checkered, at best, but on a one-year pact the Twins felt Staumont was worth a roll of the dice. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in December of 2023.
Considered 100 percent
PMinnesota Twins
February 14, 2024
Staumont (shoulder) will not be under any restrictions at the start of spring training, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Staumont underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in July but told reporters Wednesday that he's been throwing for months. It's an operation that is notoriously difficult to come back from. Staumont has posted a 6.09 ERA over 63 appearances since the start of the 2022 season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Josh Staumont generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Josh Staumont generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2023
Even Split
2022
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .234 230 59 32 45 12 1 3
Since 2021vs Right .198 298 80 37 51 8 1 7
2023vs Left .219 37 10 3 7 1 0 0
2023vs Right .220 52 14 10 9 1 0 1
2022vs Left .281 81 21 15 18 9 1 1
2022vs Right .247 94 22 14 19 1 1 2
2021vs Left .208 112 28 14 20 2 0 2
2021vs Right .165 152 44 13 23 6 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-33%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 5.14 1.35 63.0 4 4 5 9.4 4.9 0.4
Since 2021Away 3.58 1.33 60.1 3 2 3 10.9 5.2 1.0
2023Home 6.52 1.66 9.2 0 0 0 7.4 8.4 0.0
2023Away 4.35 1.26 10.1 0 0 0 13.9 3.5 0.9
2022Home 7.84 1.74 20.2 1 3 3 10.5 6.5 0.4
2022Away 4.76 1.76 17.0 2 0 0 10.1 7.4 1.1
2021Home 3.03 1.01 32.2 3 1 2 9.4 2.8 0.6
2021Away 2.73 1.12 33.0 1 2 3 10.4 4.6 1.1
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Stat Review
How does Josh Staumont 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
1.85
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
5.9
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
95.8 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
1.45
 
BABIP
.316
 
GB/FB
1.35
 
Left On Base
61.6%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2378 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Staumont got the Royals first two saves of 2022, but he only finished with three all season as control woes and injuries quickly put an end to a promising looking start. While the right-hander's 96 mph fastball was excellent, his secondary offerings were crushed, as opposing batters teed off on his curveball and sinker. After improving his control in 2021, his walk rate jumped 6.3 percentage points last season to 16.5%, which would have been one of the worst rates among relievers if he pitched enough innings to qualify. It doesn't help that his first-pitch strike percentage (54%) keeps trending in the wrong direction. A neck strain and biceps tendinitis required two separate trips to the IL and limited Staumont to just 37.2 innings. There's some upside here, especially if Staumont gets his curve back on track, but are you willing to bet on someone with a career 1.37 WHIP?
Staumont had his most successful season to date, going 4-3 with five saves and 16 holds for Kansas City over a career-high 64 appearances. The right-hander finished with a 2.88 ERA (3.89 xERA) and career-best 1.07 WHIP over 65.2 innings. Staumont's control woes persisted, but his 10.2% walk rate was his best yet and a huge improvement over last year's 14.3% clip. He was far less hittable (5.9 H/9) than years past, but continued to give up plenty of hard contact when batters did connect. Ultimately, Staumont ran hot and cold throughout the season, opening 2021 with a 0.68 ERA in April before struggling for a two-month stretch (5.09 ERA) prior to the All-Star break. He finished the year strong, however, recording a 1.93 ERA over the final three months. Royals manager Mike Matheny likes to be fluid with his bullpen usage, so Staumont should continue to receive a mix of saves and holds in his high-leverage role.
Staumont made 23 relief appearances last season, allowing earned runs in three outings on the way to a 2.45 ERA. However, his WHIP was 1.40 due to a generous 14.3 BB%. Staumont avoided more damage via a 33.0 K%, fueled by a fastball averaging 98.4 mph, touching triple-digits. Staumont was also lucky, allowing just two homers in 25 innings despite a low 28.6% groundball rate. His 4.71 xFIP reflects this good fortune. Still just 27 years old, Staumont wouldn't be the first to fix control woes at this point of his career, and in fact took a step in the right direction despite his high BB%, throwing 63.3% strikes last season compared to 60.4% in 2019. The Royals re-signed Greg Holland, but they could trade Holland at some point, or he could pitch his way out of the ninth. If that happens, Staumont will be among the top candidates to step in. He certainly has a closer arsenal.
A second-round pick in 2015, Staumont reached the majors last season and finished with a 3.72 ERA in 16 appearances. The estimators say he deserved an ERA closer to 6.00. While Staumont has always had good stuff -- a fastball that averages 96 mph and a swing-and-miss curveball -- he has absolutely no idea where those pitches are going. The right-hander walked the ballpark in the minors, never once posting a walk rate below 15% on the farm. He had his lowest walk rate ever last season after reaching the majors, but 11.4% is still poor, especially when it comes with a modest 17.1 K% and 1.86 HR/9. There is more of a strikeout punch here than he showed in his debut, but Staumont will likely always be a WHIP liability given his control issues. If he's all over the place in the spring, the Royals could send Staumont back down to begin the 2020 campaign.
Staumont didn't get his first big-league callup in 2018, but his numbers for Triple-A Omaha dramatically improved, as he cut his ERA from 6.28 to 3.51. He was helped by a move to the bullpen. Such a move makes sense for a pitcher with control problems as severe as Staumont's -- his ugly 15.8% walk rate last season was actually tied for the lowest he's put up at any stop thus far in his professional career. Despite his problems finding the strike zone, he still has some potential thanks to a strong 31.3% strikeout rate. Like most rebuilding teams, the Royals are short on established arms at the back of their bullpen, and it's possible Staumont is given a chance at some point this year, though it would be a surprise to see him jump into the closer role.
Staumont has an 80-grade fastball, a plus curveball, shaky command, and no reliable third pitch. He could probably skip Triple-A and thrive in the Royals' bullpen for all of 2017, as his stuff is that good. However, the move to a full-time relief role should be put on hold for at least another year, given how tantalizing his tools are. In addition to having two monster pitches, he has a starter's body and is entering his age-23 season while already having 50.1 innings at Double-A under his belt. If his changeup can become at all serviceable and he can develop fringe-average command, Staumont could be a No. 2 starter. He showed some encouraging signs down the stretch, posting a 1.84 ERA and 49:10 K:BB in 29.1 innings over his final five starts -- two of which came in the Texas League playoffs.
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Signs one-year deal with Twins
PMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
December 27, 2023
Staumont (shoulder) signed a one-year contract with the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Moves into free agency
PFree Agent
Neck
November 17, 2023
Staumont (neck) became a free agent Friday after being non-tendered by the Royals.
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Moved off 40-man roster
PKansas City Royals
Neck
November 14, 2023
Staumont (neck) was designated for assignment by the Royals on Tuesday.
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To have season-ending surgery
PKansas City Royals
Neck
July 15, 2023
Staumont (neck) is expected to have thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in the coming days, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PKansas City Royals
Neck
July 14, 2023
Staumont (neck) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
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