Justin Shafer
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Shafer in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Shakes off illness
PToronto Blue Jays
August 4, 2019
Shafer (illness) worked around a hit and a walk to deliver a scoreless seventh inning in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.
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Shafer was unavailable in Friday's series opener after falling ill shortly after the game began, but he apparently recovered from the ailment overnight and re-entered the Toronto bullpen. In his prior appearance before the illness, Shafer secured his first career save, but he's expected to work in a setup capacity moving forward with closer Ken Giles (elbow) likely to return to action Sunday.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-64%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .204 68 11 13 11 5 1 1
Since 2017vs Right .250 97 16 12 21 5 1 2
2019vs Left .233 53 11 9 10 4 1 1
2019vs Right .250 73 14 9 16 4 1 1
2018vs Left .091 15 0 4 1 1 0 0
2018vs Right .250 24 2 3 5 1 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
 
 
-53%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-60%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.52 1.63 15.1 0 0 0 4.1 5.9 0.0
Since 2017Away 1.66 1.48 21.2 1 1 1 8.3 6.2 1.2
2019Home 3.60 1.70 10.0 0 0 0 5.4 4.5 0.0
2019Away 1.45 1.45 18.2 1 1 1 9.2 6.3 1.0
2018Home 3.38 1.50 5.1 0 0 0 1.7 8.4 0.0
2018Away 3.00 1.67 3.0 0 0 0 3.0 6.0 3.0
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 Justin Shafer 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 this season's data (min 20 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
1.39
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
5.7
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
94.3 mph
 
ERA
2.20
 
WHIP
1.53
 
BABIP
.301
 
GB/FB
0.93
 
Left On Base
89.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
2448 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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Unavailable due to illness
PToronto Blue Jays
Illness
August 2, 2019
Shafer got sick mid-game Friday night and was unavailable to pitch, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.CA reports.
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Grabs first career save
PToronto Blue Jays
July 31, 2019
Shafer had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday versus the Royals.
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Throws on field
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
July 23, 2019
Shafer (elbow) threw on the field prior to Tuesday's game against Cleveland, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Nursing elbow discomfort
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
July 22, 2019
Shafer left Monday's game against Cleveland due to right elbow discomfort, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Exits with injury
PToronto Blue Jays
Undisclosed
July 22, 2019
Shafer left Monday's game against the Indians with an apparent injury, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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