John Means
John Means
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2019.
Captures eighth win
PBaltimore Orioles
July 19, 2019
Means (8-5) allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout to earn a victory against the Red Sox on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Owners aren't getting many strikeouts from Means, but to have eight wins as a starting pitcher on this Orioles team is quite an accomplishment. He has stellar other numbers as well with a 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and .224 batting average against, along with 74 strikeouts in 94.2 innings this season. Means will start next at the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-22%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .185 98 27 5 17 5 1 3
Since 2017vs Right .245 303 51 19 68 18 0 11
2019vs Left .165 91 26 5 14 4 1 3
2019vs Right .243 294 48 19 65 16 0 10
2018vs Left .429 7 1 0 3 1 0 0
2018vs Right .333 9 3 0 3 2 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.56 0.99 56.1 6 2 0 7.2 2.2 1.1
Since 2017Away 4.32 1.27 41.2 2 3 0 7.1 2.2 1.5
2019Home 2.56 0.99 56.1 6 2 0 7.2 2.2 1.1
2019Away 3.52 1.23 38.1 2 3 0 6.8 2.3 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 13.50 1.80 3.1 0 0 0 10.8 0.0 2.7
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does John Means 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 this season's data (min 70 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
3.08
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
91.9 mph
 
ERA
2.95
 
WHIP
1.09
 
BABIP
.255
 
GB/FB
0.94
 
Left On Base
79.0%
 
Exit Velocity
87.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.4%
 
Spin Rate
2328 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.0%
 
Swinging Strike
10.1%
 
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Falters in sixth inning
PBaltimore Orioles
July 13, 2019
Means (7-5) was charged with the loss in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays after surrendering six runs on eight hits over six innings. He had four strikeouts and zero walks.
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Seven strong innings
PBaltimore Orioles
July 3, 2019
Means allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and no walks while striking out five across seven innings Wednesday against the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
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ERA down to 2.50
PBaltimore Orioles
June 28, 2019
Means (7-4) tossed five scoreless innings Friday against the Indians, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out five. He picked up the win.
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Returns from injured list
PBaltimore Orioles
June 28, 2019
Means (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday.
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Slated for activation Friday
PBaltimore Orioles
Shoulder
June 26, 2019
Means (shoulder) will be activated from the injured list Friday to start against the Indians, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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