Julian Merryweather Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/14/1991 (29)
- Oklahoma Baptist
Julian Merryweather Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Julian Merryweather News
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Julian Merryweather had another strong outing for the club on Thursday night during the 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The high-leverage reliever came into a tie game and pitched both the ninth and the 10th innings. He did not allow a run and struck out two batters. Merryweather has now thrown four innings over three games this season. He has seven strikeouts and has allowed just a single walk and one hit. He's also earned two saves for the club and should be snapped up in most fantasy formats given his key usage by manager Charlie Montoyo. However, keep in mind that he has a long history of getting injured.
Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather missed all of the 2018 season due to Tommy John surgery and pitched only 19 professional innings over the next two seasons, but he struck out three Yankees hitters on 11 pitches on Opening Day and has been a relief ace early on. He has been averaging 98.8 mph on his fastball, a big jump from the 96.7 mph he had with Toronto last year. Merryweather's fastball/changeup velocity difference is nearly 20 mph, which is significant for a hard thrower. For a Toronto bullpen that lost Kirby Yates for the season, Merryweather could rise up and take the closer role for the Blue Jays. He's a perfect 2-for-2 in the save category so far, and fantasy managers need to pick him up now if they need saves.
Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Julian Merryweather earned his second save of the season on Sunday in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees. Pitching a perfect ninth inning, Merryweather struck out Gleyber Torres looking, got Jay Bruce to line out and then got Gary Sanchez to strike out swinging to end the game. After presumed closer Kirby Yates went down due to Tommy John surgery, it was unclear who would stand out in the Blue Jays bullpen. But now it looks like Merryweather has locked down the closer's job to start the year. Merryweather has now struck out five of the six batters he has faced this year, and managers should look to claim him off the waiver-wire immediately.