Decatur grad Janson Junk gets traded to Milwaukee Brewers

Decatur High School class of 2014 alum Janson Junk was traded from the Los Angeles Angels to the Milwaukee Brewers on Nov. 22 as announced by the Brewers on social media.

Junk was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round of the 2017 MLB draft after three seasons at Seattle University.

This was not the first time Junk has been a part of a trade in his pro career. Back in 2021, Junk was traded to the Angels from the Yankees in exchange for Andrew Heany.

The former Gator made his MLB debut Sept. 5 in that 2021 season with the Angels. His first appearance in the big leagues was against the Rangers in Los Angeles. Junk pitched 3.2 innings and allowed a single earned run.

To start the 2022 season, he began in Triple-A with the Salt Lake Bees. His started opening day for the Bees in Tacoma against the Rainiers. He pitched against the Rainiers four times this season — two at home and two on the road. Junk threw a total of 15.1 innings with an ERA of 4.11 in those games against Tacoma.

Junk also recorded his first win in the MLB with the Angels this past season. It came on July 27 in Kansas City. Junk threw 5.0 innings, allowed four hits and had a career-high eight strikeouts.

Junk continues the streak of Federal Way Public Schools students in the Brewers organization, taking over for Scott Sunitsch, who went to Todd Beamer and retired at the end of this season.