Joe Ryan

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A seventh-round pick in 2018, Ryan didn't get a chance to follow up on his breakout 2019 with another strong statistical season, but he might have been better served getting major-league instruction at the Rays' alternate training site. The 24-year-old right-hander has a plus fastball, strong command and a looping delivery that hitters have a hard time picking up, a package that was enough to dominate hitters in the low minors, but any hope of a future in the rotation would likely require a dramatic expansion of his arsenal. Working with better coaching last year might have helped unlock his embryonic curve, slider and changeup, however. Ryan might make his major-league debut in 2021 if he baffles Triple-A hitters the way he did A-ball opposition, but the repertoire he showed in 2019 could lead to early struggles. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
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$Signed a contract with the Rays in June of 2018. Traded to the Twins in July of 2021.
No-decision against Detroit
PMinnesota Twins
October 1, 2021
Ryan didn't factor into the decision Thursday against Detroit after allowing six runs on six hits and two walks while fanning five across 4.2 innings.
ANALYSIS
Ryan spent one week away from the team but didn't look good in his return, as he couldn't escape the fifth inning while allowing season highs in runs allowed, hits allowed, and home runs given up. The rookie right-hander ends the year with a 4.05 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP across five starts (26.2 innings), posting a 30:5 K:BB in that span.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
82
Last 10 Games
82
Last 5 Games
82
How many pitches does Joe Ryan generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Joe Ryan generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .149 51 12 4 7 2 0 3
Since 2019vs Right .188 49 18 1 9 3 0 1
2021vs Left .149 51 12 4 7 2 0 3
2021vs Right .188 49 18 1 9 3 0 1
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-76%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-76%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 6.14 1.09 14.2 0 1 0 9.2 2.5 2.5
Since 2019Away 1.50 0.42 12.0 2 0 0 11.3 0.8 0.0
2021Home 6.14 1.09 14.2 0 1 0 9.2 2.5 2.5
2021Away 1.50 0.42 12.0 2 0 0 11.3 0.8 0.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Joe Ryan compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 2019 data (min 120 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
6.00
 
K/9
10.1
 
BB/9
1.7
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
91.3 mph
 
ERA
4.05
 
WHIP
0.79
 
BABIP
.210
 
GB/FB
0.55
 
Left On Base
58.4%
 
Exit Velocity
79.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2179 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.2%
 
Swinging Strike
12.1%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Ryan led all qualified minor-league pitchers in FIP (1.91) and K-BB% (32.4) and finished second in strikeouts (183). Unfortunately, we can't point to a bevy of plus pitches and say that this breakout pitcher has frontline upside. He has one dominant pitch that he threw 75% of the time -- a 70-grade mid-90s fastball -- that is aided by a deceptive delivery and good command. His secondary pitches are so underdeveloped that we can't even say with confidence which offspeed pitches will be a part of his arsenal when he gets to the majors. Ryan's changeup probably has the most potential, but it is still in its nascent stages. He has tried several breaking balls, with his curveball showing the most potential. Ryan will return to Double-A and should reach Triple-A, but as a one-pitch flyball pitcher, his minor-league numbers greatly oversell his readiness to have success in a big-league rotation.
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Activated from bereavement list
PMinnesota Twins
September 29, 2021
Ryan (personal) was activated from the bereavement list Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
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Final start coming Thursday
PMinnesota Twins
Personal
September 28, 2021
The Twins plan to reinstate Ryan from the bereavement list to make his final start of the season Thursday against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on bereavement list
PMinnesota Twins
Personal
September 25, 2021
Ryan was placed on the bereavement list Saturday.
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Heading to bereavement list
PMinnesota Twins
Personal
September 24, 2021
Ryan (personal) will be placed on the bereavement list Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Away from team
PMinnesota Twins
Personal
September 24, 2021
Ryan left the Twins on Friday to attend to a personal matter, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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