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Jake Junis

#65 | RHP
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Jake Junis
Name: Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis
Born: Sep 16, 1992 in Rock Falls, Ill. USA
High School: Rock Falls (Ill.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019169.15.421.452.928.34
Career444.24.761.342.498.12
Drafted in the 29th round (876th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2011 (signed for $675,000)
Righthander Jake Junis might go in the top 10 rounds if he were signable in that range, but it may take early-round money to lure him away from North Carolina State. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has more athleticism, feel and aptitude for spinning a breaking ball than Nick Burdi. Junis usually pitches at 88-91 mph, shows the potential for a plus curveball and has a developing changeup. He has the body and easy delivery to remain a starter. He could stand to rein in his cockiness. Junis also shows promising power potential as a third baseman and may play both ways for the Wolfpack. He's also a star basketball player who averaged 19 points and six rebounds a game as a senior.
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