Ryne Stanek
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Stanek will always be the original "opener" after starting 56 games for the Rays from 2018-19, totaling 83 innings in those starts. He even had a souvenir bottle opener with his likeness sold in team stores. Now, following a midsummer trade to the Marlins, Stanek has his eyes on a different role at the other end of the spectrum: closer. He did not fare well in his few save opportunities and his time with the Marlins was disappointing at large, marred by a massive spike in walk rate. Stanek was coming off a hip injury and there's hope that after a full offseason of rest he will be able to hold down a spot at the back end of the bullpen. Stanek averages close to 98 mph on his fastball and his swinging-strike rate has been 15% in all three MLB seasons. Jose Urena was the closer down the stretch but did little to impress, so the door would seem to be open for Stanek despite his struggles. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Marlins in July of 2019.
Healthy for summer camp
PMiami Marlins
July 1, 2020
Stanek is fully recovered from the back injury that limited him in the spring, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
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The right-hander threw only four innings in Grapefruit League action back in March, but he appears to be good to go for summer camp. Stanek's experience in a variety of roles with the Rays the last two seasons, including as an opener, could serve him well during what's likely to be a chaotic 2020 campaign, but his main appeal to fantasy GMs remains his career 11.0 K/9.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Ryne Stanek generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Ryne Stanek generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .197 276 88 30 48 6 1 9
Since 2017vs Right .235 409 111 48 84 20 1 16
2019vs Left .197 139 39 17 24 4 1 7
2019vs Right .227 188 50 22 37 9 0 4
2018vs Left .163 98 36 11 14 1 0 2
2018vs Right .208 165 45 16 31 8 1 6
2017vs Left .278 39 13 2 10 1 0 0
2017vs Right .348 56 16 10 16 3 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-61%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.23 1.32 86.1 1 1 1 11.9 4.8 1.3
Since 2017Away 4.44 1.25 77.0 1 6 0 9.9 3.7 1.5
2019Home 3.35 1.27 37.2 0 1 1 9.8 4.5 1.0
2019Away 4.58 1.32 39.1 0 3 0 11.0 4.6 1.6
2018Home 1.54 1.06 35.0 1 0 0 12.6 4.4 0.8
2018Away 4.60 1.12 31.1 1 3 0 9.2 2.9 1.4
2017Home 7.24 2.12 13.2 0 0 0 15.8 6.6 3.3
2017Away 2.84 1.42 6.1 0 0 0 7.1 2.8 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Ryne Stanek 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
2.28
 
K/9
10.4
 
BB/9
4.6
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
97.6 mph
 
ERA
3.97
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.281
 
GB/FB
0.81
 
Left On Base
72.1%
 
Exit Velocity
90.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.2%
 
Spin Rate
2174 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.8%
 
Swinging Strike
15.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Stanek started the second-most games for the Rays last season with 29, though those all came in the opener role. He never threw more than two innings in any of his 59 total appearances. With only two pitches that he trusts to throw more than 15% of the time (fastball/slider), he seems well suited for such a role. It shielded him from facing hitters more than once and allowed him to post a 2.98 ERA in 66.1 innings. The question for fantasy owners is how valuable is a pitcher in that role? It hurts his chances at wins, but in leagues where starters and relievers are separated and which allow for daily lineup changes, he's very much on the radar. Stanek posted a 30.8% strikeout rate over a sizable workload, finishing with 66.1 innings despite not being called up until May.
Stanek has hair like Thor, and he has velocity like Thor. That is where the Syndergaard comparisons end. Stanek is now a full-time reliever with a big fastball, and little else. With Triple-A Durham, Stanek struck out 35 percent of the batters he faced and did not allow a home run in 44.2 innings. His strikeout rate dipped only slightly to 30.5 percent at the big-league level, but he allowed six homers in just 20 innings of relief with the Rays. He lacks a consistent secondary pitch, so when he falls behind, which is often, the opposition sits on the fastball and hits it hard. Stanek could take off if the command and a secondary pitch come along, but you should not roster him while waiting for that to happen. If nothing else, he's an interesting name to remember if the aforementioned skills growth occurs should the Rays have a ninth-inning vacancy down the road.
Stanek spent most of 2016 in Double-A Montgomery before finishing the season with Triple-A Durham. With Tampa's Double-A affiliate, the 25-year-old right-hander showed some promising flashes in his 11 starts, posting a 3.79 ERA while registering a solid 10.5 K/9 in 78.1 innings of work. His performance took a turn for the worse when he got to Triple-A. While generating strikeouts was Stanek's calling card at Double-A, his strikeout rate decreased to a disappointing 8.1 K/9 albeit in a small sample size. Additionally, Stanek produced a 5.92 ERA during his stint with Triple-A Durham, the highest of any stop in his career. Nonetheless, he showed enough promise for the Rays to add him to their 40-man roster following the 2016 season and thus shield him from the Rule 5 draft. Stanek will likely begin the season at Triple-A, but could possibly earn an eventual promotion to Tampa's major league bullpen if he steps up his performance in 2017.
When fully healthy, Stanek features a heavy sinking fastball that can sit in the mid-to-high 90s and a wipeout slider. Unfortunately, he missed a month and a half at the end of the 2014 season with shoulder fatigue, which is not a good sign, considering he had pitched just 55.2 innings to that point. He was able to make two rehab starts (a total of three innings) in late August, but questions remain about his ability to withstand the workload of a full season as a starter, especially with a slight 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame. Prior to being shut down, he spend most of last season at Low-A Bowling Green, posting a 3.63 ERA and a 46:13 K:BB ratio in 44.2 innings. The Rays have every reason to continue to work the 23-year-old righty as a starter, presumably at High-A Charlotte to begin 2015, but there is a good chance he will be a late-innings reliever when it is all said and done.
Stanek was selected by the Rays in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft out of Arkansas. Though he agreed to a contract, he did not play in any games at the professional level in his first season in the organization. He fell a little in the draft due to some injury concerns in his evaluations, but he is a tall fireballer with some nice breaking pitches and the Rays could groom him into a solid starter. Since he did not play professionally in 2013, it is uncertain exactly where he'll be assigned in 2014. Being a college right-hander, Stanek could rise through the system quickly if he puts aside the injury concerns.
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Faring well in recovery
PMiami Marlins
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April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that Stanek has responded well while receiving treatment for his lower-back injury in Tampa, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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Opening Day status in doubt
PMiami Marlins
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March 12, 2020
Stanek's availability for Opening Day is in jeopardy due to a lower back injury, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
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Setting up for Urena
PMiami Marlins
September 13, 2019
Stanek struck out three over 1.2 perfect innings in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
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Blows another save
PMiami Marlins
August 30, 2019
Stanek (0-4) blew the save and was hit with the loss Friday night against the Nationals after allowing two runs on two hits and a walk over one-thid of an inning.
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Could be out as closer in September
PMiami Marlins
August 23, 2019
Stanek may only get another week in the closer's role with the news that Jose Urena (back) might take over in the ninth inning when he is activated in September, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
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