Ryan Brasier
Ryan Brasier
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Prior to last season, Brasier's only major-league experience was a nine-inning cameo with the Angels back in 2013. After a series of detours including Tommy John surgery and a season spent in Japan, the righty signed a minor-league deal as a 30-year-old last offseason and went on to record a sparkling 1.60 ERA in 33.2 innings for the Red Sox, adding 8.2 more innings with just one run allowed during the team's championship run. It's unlikely that Brasier can repeat an ERA quite that low, but his underlying numbers back him up as a trustworthy reliever. His strikeout rate sat at a solid 23.4%, while he walked just 5.7% of batters. Saves are available in Boston if Craig Kimbrel doesn't return, though the Red Sox may prefer a more experienced alternative. In a setup role, Brasier is unlikely to have much fantasy value as he doesn't strike out enough batters or throw enough innings. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox in March of 2018.
Blows up against Angels
PBoston Red Sox
August 31, 2019
Brasier (2-4) was charged with six runs on five hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss against the Angels on Saturday.
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Brasier entered the contest in the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead, but the Angels opened the inning with three consecutive singles. Brasier left with two men on base, and his replacement, Josh Smith, allowed a three-run homer to tack on some more damage to Brasier's line. The right-hander had allowed only one run over his previous seven innings entering Saturday's contest. He now has a 5.06 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 49:18 K:BB in 48 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Ryan Brasier generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Ryan Brasier generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-53%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .236 173 35 19 35 9 1 6
Since 2017vs Right .189 190 55 9 33 4 0 4
2019vs Left .239 110 23 14 22 7 0 5
2019vs Right .225 129 38 7 27 3 0 3
2018vs Left .232 63 12 5 13 2 1 1
2018vs Right .109 61 17 2 6 1 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.64 1.11 47.0 2 2 1 6.9 3.3 1.3
Since 2017Away 3.61 1.09 42.1 2 2 6 11.5 2.3 0.9
2019Home 5.33 1.42 25.1 1 2 1 8.2 3.9 2.1
2019Away 4.45 1.19 30.1 1 2 6 11.3 3.0 0.9
2018Home 1.66 0.74 21.2 1 0 0 5.4 2.5 0.4
2018Away 1.50 0.83 12.0 1 0 0 12.0 0.8 0.8
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ryan Brasier compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
2.90
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
96.1 mph
 
ERA
4.85
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.304
 
GB/FB
0.82
 
Left On Base
65.7%
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.0%
 
Spin Rate
2300 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.1%
 
Swinging Strike
15.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
Brasier came into 2014 looking to break camp with the Angels after posting a 2.00 ERA over nine innings in 2013, but he never threw a pitch in major league spring training, as he reported to camp with elbow tightness. Brasier attempted to rehab the ailment, but eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in June, which sidelined him the entire 2014 season. There has been no official word as to Brasier's progress in recovery, but the 27-year-old was outrighted from the 40-man roster in October. Brasier had previously pitched at Triple-A Salt Lake for the majority of the last three seasons prior to sustaining the injury, tallying a 4.40 ERA and 137 strikeouts with 49 walks in 143.1 innings. He could potentially have a hard time establishing himself with the organization upon his return, as the Angels have taken steps to shore up their bullpen depth.
Despite three separate call-ups from Triple-A Salt Lake to the major leagues in 2013, Brasier pitched only nine innings for the Angels, and instead spent the majority of his year in the minors. Despite strong peripherals across the board, he found himself sporting a 4.13 ERA in 56.2 innings of relief with Salt Lake, as he was victimized by a career-high .364 BABIP. Heading into 2014, the Angels may choose to look past the results and employ Brasier's skill set to assist what was something of a revolving door bullpen last season.
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Recalled to majors
PBoston Red Sox
August 17, 2019
Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Saturday's contest against the Orioles.
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Banished to minors
PBoston Red Sox
July 16, 2019
Brasier was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Records seventh save
PBoston Red Sox
June 17, 2019
Brasier struck out one in a scoreless inning to record his seventh save in a 2-0 win over the Twins on Monday.
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Back from bereavement
PBoston Red Sox
June 17, 2019
Brasier returned from the bereavement list as expected Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Expected back Monday
PBoston Red Sox
Not Injury Related
June 15, 2019
Brasier is expected to return from the bereavement list Monday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
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