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This is a make-or-break year for Jakob Junis

Juiced ball or not, 2019 was a disappointing season for Jakob Junis. There were somewhat high expectations, given his hot start to 2018 and his possession of one of the best sliders in baseball. In fact, despite Brad Keller coming off of a career year that saw him finish with a 3.06 ERA, Junis was projected to be the Royals second-best starter behind Danny Duffy.

While he did technically finish with the second-best fWAR among Royals starters, it was due in large part to the Kansas City rotation being pretty abominable, much to my chagrin.