Joe Jacobs
Kansas City Royals (ML)
Joe Jacobs
Birthdate:
Feb. 13, 1998 (28 y, 3 m, 19 d)
Born In:
Onawa, IA, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/199
Entry:
2017 Draft - Round: 2, Overall: 34, Team: Miami Marlins
Contract:
$1.38M / 1 year
ML Service Time:
5 years, 83 days

2026 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
KC - MLB
14 0 18.0 0-1 0 1 3 9 18 6.500 5.356 139 3.718 -0.29

2026 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
KC - MLB
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.00 -0.51

2026 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
KC - MLB
P 13 18.0 3 3 0 1.0000 0.7912 -0.514
Current Status
MLB Service Time 5 years, 83 days
40-man Service Time 5 years, 83 days
Time as Pro 9 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 0 - No
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Very High
Intelligence Very High
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Fair
Local Fair
Current Contract
2026 $1.38M ($920k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 8 1 13 4
vs R 4 8 1 13 4
vs L 4 8 1 13 4
Potential 4 8 1 16 4
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 1
Error 6 2
Arm 1 10 4
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 1
Run/Bunt
Speed 2
Stealing 2
Running 2
Sac Bunt 7
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 18 10 12
vs R 19 11 13
vs L 18 10 11
Potential 18 10 12
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 9 9
Sinker 11 11
Cutter 14 14
Curveball 10 10
Slider 18 18
Changeup 18 18
Splitter 12 12
Other Pitching
Velocity 92-94 mph
GB % 52%
Stamina 12
Hold 16
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2026-05-04
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Changeup Pot increased from 17 to 18
Changeup increased from 17 to 18
Role changed from SP to RP
2026-04-27
Stuff Potential increased from 18 to 19
Stuff increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Role changed from RP to SP
2026-04-20
Movement Potential decreased from 11 to 10
Movement decreased from 11 to 10
GB% decreased from 53% to 52%
Sinker Pot decreased from 12 to 11
Sinker decreased from 12 to 11
Weight increased from 198 to 199
2026-04-13
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff vs R decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
GB% decreased from 54% to 53%
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 197 to 198
2026-04-06
Stuff Potential increased from 18 to 19
Stuff increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Role changed from RP to SP
2026-03-05
Stealing decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff vs R decreased from 19 to 18
2026-02-21
Control Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Control decreased from 13 to 12
Control vs L decreased from 12 to 11
2026-02-06
Gap Potential increased from 7 to 8
Gap increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs L increased from 7 to 8
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Control Potential increased from 12 to 13
Control increased from 12 to 13
Control vs L increased from 11 to 12
Role changed from SP to RP
2025-12-26
Stamina decreased from 13 to 12
2025-12-05
Control Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Control decreased from 13 to 12
Control vs L decreased from 12 to 11
2025-11-24
Stuff Potential increased from 18 to 19
Stuff increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Control Potential increased from 12 to 13
Control increased from 12 to 13
Control vs L increased from 11 to 12
Role changed from RP to SP
2025-11-14
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
National Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
2025-09-29
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
2025-09-08
Stuff vs R decreased from 19 to 18
Weight decreased from 198 to 197
2025-09-01
Stealing increased from 2 to 3
Stamina increased from 12 to 13
2025-08-25
Changeup Pot decreased from 18 to 17
Changeup decreased from 18 to 17
2025-08-11
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff decreased from 19 to 18
2025-08-04
Stuff Potential increased from 18 to 19
Stuff increased from 18 to 19
2025-07-28
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Stealing decreased from 3 to 2
2025-07-14
Movement Potential increased from 10 to 11
Movement increased from 10 to 11
GB% increased from 52% to 54%
2025-07-07
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Stamina decreased from 13 to 12
Changeup Pot increased from 17 to 18
Changeup increased from 17 to 18
2025-06-16
Movement Potential decreased from 11 to 10
Movement decreased from 11 to 10
GB% decreased from 53% to 52%
2025-06-02
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
2025-05-19
Gap Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Gap decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs L decreased from 8 to 7
2025-05-05
Weight increased from 197 to 198
2025-04-28
Stuff vs R decreased from 19 to 18
2025-04-21
Changeup Pot decreased from 18 to 17
Changeup decreased from 18 to 17
2025-04-14
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Stamina increased from 12 to 13
Changeup Pot increased from 17 to 18
Changeup increased from 17 to 18
Role changed from SP to RP
2025-03-27
Gap Potential increased from 7 to 8
Gap increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs L increased from 7 to 8
Slider increased from 17 to 18
2025-03-18
Gap Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Gap decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Stamina decreased from 13 to 12
Changeup Pot decreased from 18 to 17
Changeup decreased from 18 to 17
2025-03-09
Gap Potential increased from 7 to 8
Gap increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs L increased from 7 to 8
2025-02-23
Movement Potential increased from 10 to 11
Movement increased from 10 to 11
GB% increased from 52% to 53%
Slider decreased from 18 to 17
2025-02-08
Gap Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Gap decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Eye Potential increased from 15 to 16
P defense decreased from 5 to 1
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Movement Potential decreased from 12 to 10
Movement decreased from 12 to 10
Movement vs R decreased from 12 to 11
Movement vs L decreased from 12 to 10
GB% increased from 51% to 52%
Curveball Pot decreased from 11 to 10
Curveball decreased from 11 to 10
Role changed from RP to SP
Weight increased from 196 to 197
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Insignficant
National Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
2024-11-10
Stuff Potential increased from 18 to 19
Stuff increased from 18 to 19
2024-11-01
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff decreased from 19 to 18
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
2024-10-19
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
2024-08-26
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 4 to 3
2024-08-19
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 12 to 13
2024-07-31
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Gap Potential increased from 7 to 8
Gap increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs L increased from 7 to 8
2024-07-22
Movement vs L increased from 11 to 12
2024-06-17
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
2024-05-20
Weight increased from 196 to 197
2024-05-13
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
2024-04-22
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Stamina increased from 12 to 13
2024-04-15
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Stamina decreased from 13 to 12
2024-04-07
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Curveball Pot increased from 10 to 11
Curveball increased from 10 to 11
2024-03-29
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
2024-03-11
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Curveball Pot decreased from 11 to 10
Curveball decreased from 11 to 10
2024-02-25
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Curveball Pot increased from 10 to 11
Curveball increased from 10 to 11
2024-02-03
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Gap Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Gap decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Gap vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Movement vs L decreased from 12 to 11
GB% decreased from 52% to 51%
2024-01-17
Eye Potential increased from 14 to 15
Control vs R decreased from 13 to 12
2024-01-02
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Fastball Pot decreased from 10 to 9
Fastball decreased from 10 to 9
2023-12-19
Stuff vs R decreased from 20 to 19
2023-11-20
Fastball Pot increased from 9 to 10
Fastball increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 196 to 197
2023-11-13
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
2023-11-09
Control vs R increased from 12 to 13
Fastball Pot decreased from 10 to 9
Fastball decreased from 10 to 9
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
2023-09-11
Stuff vs R increased from 19 to 20
Stamina increased from 12 to 13
Fastball Pot increased from 9 to 10
Fastball increased from 9 to 10
Curveball Pot decreased from 11 to 10
Curveball decreased from 11 to 10
Weight decreased from 198 to 197
2023-07-17
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff vs L increased from 18 to 19
Movement vs R decreased from 13 to 12
GB% decreased from 54% to 52%
Fastball Pot decreased from 10 to 9
Fastball decreased from 10 to 9
Weight decreased from 199 to 198
2023-05-29
Power Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Power decreased from 2 to 1
Power vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Power vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff vs R decreased from 20 to 19
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 18
Movement Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Movement decreased from 13 to 12
Control vs R decreased from 13 to 12
Stamina decreased from 13 to 12
Sinker Pot decreased from 13 to 12
Sinker decreased from 13 to 12
Splitter Pot decreased from 13 to 12
Splitter decreased from 13 to 12
2023-02-26
Eye increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs R increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs L increased from 12 to 13
Control Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Control decreased from 13 to 12
Control vs L decreased from 12 to 11
Stamina increased from 12 to 13
Splitter Pot increased from 12 to 13
Splitter increased from 12 to 13
Weight decreased from 200 to 199
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
2022-10-14
Outfield Arm decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 199 to 200
2022-07-31
Movement Potential increased from 12 to 13
Movement increased from 12 to 13
Movement vs R increased from 12 to 13
GB% increased from 50% to 54%
Sinker Pot increased from 12 to 13
Sinker increased from 12 to 13
2022-05-29
Power Potential increased from 1 to 2
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 1 to 2
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Eye increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs L increased from 10 to 12
Stealing increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Error decreased from 3 to 2
Hold increased from 15 to 16
Fastball Pot decreased from 11 to 10
Fastball decreased from 11 to 10
Weight increased from 196 to 199
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
2021-04-10
Eye increased from 9 to 10
Eye vs R increased from 9 to 10
Eye vs L increased from 9 to 10
Outfield Arm decreased from 6 to 5
Movement vs L increased from 11 to 12
GB% increased from 48% to 50%

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
KC - MLB
2026 28 0 14 18.0 0 1 0 18 9 20.69% 10.34% 4.60% 64.39% 58.82% 0.340 6.500 5.356 139 3.718 1.14 -0.29
San Diego - MLB
SD - MLB
2025 27 0 32 48.2 1 1 0 45 28 20.74% 12.90% 4.15% 75.71% 50.00% 0.290 4.993 5.043 130 4.266 -0.05 -0.62
JAC - MLB
2024 26 24 51 141.2 9 9 0 138 82 21.84% 12.97% 3.16% 73.08% 52.57% 0.331 5.082 4.905 121 4.422 0.18 -0.03
JAC - MLB
2023 25 6 31 81.1 7 1 0 100 26 30.96% 8.05% 1.55% 90.48% 50.00% 0.291 1.660 2.732 68 3.252 -1.07 1.97
JAC - MLB
2022 24 16 53 140.0 9 6 1 131 44 22.82% 7.67% 2.26% 73.95% 49.25% 0.282 3.536 3.657 95 3.952 -0.12 1.66
JAC - MLB
2021 23 2 48 69.2 6 1 1 66 23 22.22% 7.74% 3.03% 86.00% 54.48% 0.293 2.842 4.237 110 3.874 -1.40 0.03
JAC - MLB
2020 22 0 3 3.1 1 0 0 6 0 46.15% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 25.00% 0.429 0.000 -0.338 -9 1.009 0.34 0.19
Jacksonville (5 yrs)
JAC (5 yrs)
48 186 436.0 32 17 2 441 175 23.98% 9.52% 2.56% 78.23% 51.20% 0.303 3.551 3.952 100 3.939 -0.40 3.81
Kansas City (1 yrs)
KC (1 yrs)
0 14 18.0 0 1 0 18 9 20.69% 10.34% 4.60% 64.39% 58.82% 0.340 6.500 5.356 139 3.718 1.14 -0.29
San Diego (1 yrs)
SD (1 yrs)
0 32 48.2 1 1 0 45 28 20.74% 12.90% 4.15% 75.71% 50.00% 0.290 4.993 5.043 130 4.266 -0.05 -0.62
Total - MLB
MLB
48 232 502.2 33 19 2 504 212 23.52% 9.89% 2.80% 77.38% 51.36% 0.303 3.796 4.108 104 3.963 -0.31 2.90

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
NRL - PCL
2020 22 28 68 244.2 22 6 2 264 66 26.40% 6.60% 2.80% 76.21% 49.11% 0.272 3.384 4.049 82 4.129 -0.66 4.86
NRL - PCL
2019 21 8 106 156.0 12 14 6 174 38 26.36% 5.76% 3.03% 72.41% 41.73% 0.325 4.154 4.299 88 4.217 -0.15 2.00
NRL - PCL
2018 20 0 12 22.0 0 0 0 8 12 7.84% 11.76% 1.96% 66.33% 57.69% 0.368 6.546 5.570 114 5.978 0.98 -0.10
JAX - SL
2017 19 11 11 68.0 3 6 0 68 16 22.97% 5.41% 1.69% 63.95% 57.03% 0.335 3.838 3.569 77 3.718 0.27 1.77
Total - AAA
AAA
36 186 422.2 34 20 8 446 116 25.31% 6.58% 2.84% 73.89% 47.04% 0.298 3.833 4.220 86 4.258 -0.39 6.76
Total - AA
AA
11 11 68.0 3 6 0 68 16 22.97% 5.41% 1.69% 63.95% 57.03% 0.335 3.838 3.569 77 3.718 0.27 1.77

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
KC - MLB
2026 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
San Diego - MLB
SD - MLB
2025 27 29 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0.250 0.400 0.650 0.5000 0.313 97 -0.13
JAC - MLB
2024 26 47 36 30 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 10 0 0 0.100 0.206 0.306 0.1500 0.161 -12 -0.72
JAC - MLB
2023 25 29 22 21 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 11 0 0 0.143 0.182 0.372 0.3000 0.170 -5 -0.18
JAC - MLB
2022 24 50 35 32 5 2 0 0 1 2 1 12 0 0 0.156 0.182 0.401 0.2500 0.180 1 -0.52
JAC - MLB
2021 23 46 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -124 -0.28
JAC - MLB
2020 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Jacksonville (5 yrs)
JAC (5 yrs)
175 100 90 11 3 0 0 2 7 6 34 0 0 0.122 0.177 0.333 0.1964 0.158 -14 -1.70
Kansas City (1 yrs)
KC (1 yrs)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
San Diego (1 yrs)
SD (1 yrs)
29 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0.250 0.400 0.650 0.5000 0.313 97 -0.13
Total - MLB
MLB
205 106 94 12 3 0 0 2 8 7 36 0 0 0.128 0.188 0.348 0.2069 0.165 -8 -1.83

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
None - None
None - None
2017 19 10 50 39 15 8 1 2 14 14 8 4 6 3 0.385 0.489 1.284 0.3939 0.533 250 0.88
Total - ??
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10 50 39 15 8 1 2 14 14 8 4 6 3 0.385 0.489 1.284 0.3939 0.533 250 0.88

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
KC - MLB
2026 P 13 18.0 3 3 0 1.000 3.000 0.791 -0.51
San Diego - MLB
SD - MLB
2025 P 31 48.2 1 10 2 0.846 2.034 0.954 -1.10
JAC - MLB
2024 P 50 141.2 6 21 2 0.931 1.715 0.895 -3.47
JAC - MLB
2023 P 31 81.1 3 6 0 1.000 0.996 1.340 0.10
JAC - MLB
2022 P 53 140.0 8 12 1 0.952 1.286 0.922 -2.08
JAC - MLB
2021 P 45 69.2 4 8 1 0.923 1.550 0.898 -1.17
JAC - MLB
2020 P 3 3.1 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 -0.02
Total P 226 502.2 25 60 6 -8.25
TheShow Pitching Log
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Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
May 31, 2026
May 31
@TEX 5 - 9 1.0 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 8 22 - -0.10
May 28, 2026
May 28
@TEX 0 - 7 2.2 2 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 2 11 42 - -0.01
May 25, 2026
May 25
@STL 6 - 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 13 - 0.05
May 17, 2026
May 17
@CLE 1 - 8 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 20 - -0.00
May 16, 2026
May 16
@CLE 3 - 10 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 20 - -0.06
May 15, 2026
May 15
@CLE 10 - 8 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 13 - -0.06
May 10, 2026
May 10
DET 2 - 4 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 - 0.01
May 6, 2026
May 6
@BOS 2 - 6 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 10 - 0.00
May 2, 2026
May 2
CHA 2 - 5 3.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 11 39 - 0.27
April 30, 2026
Apr 30
CHA 3 - 10 0.0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 15 - -0.23
April 24, 2026
Apr 24
@DET 3 - 5 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 8 33 - 0.03
April 21, 2026
Apr 21
@TOR 6 - 7 1.2 3 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 8 32 - -0.40
April 18, 2026
Apr 18
LAA 2 - 9 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 13 - -0.00
April 14, 2026
Apr 14
SEA 1 - 5 2.1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 3 1 11 43 - 0.02
TheShow Hitting Log
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Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
May 25, 2026
May 25
@STL 6 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Pitcher of the Year 2020 New Orleans (PCL)
All-Star 2020 New Orleans (PCL)
League Champ 2022 Miami (MLB)
2021 Miami (MLB)
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year BB Rank
2024 82 8