Junior Fernández

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Junior Fernández threw 1,141 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2019 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Sinker (98mph) and Slider (89mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (99mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair. His slider is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His fourseam fastball is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers.