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B.J. Ryan

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 260   DOB: 12/28/1975   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Cubs in July of 2009.

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Ryan was released by the Cubs on Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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B.J. Ryan Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 29 MAJ BAL 69 0 0 70.3 54 19 4 100 26 1 4 36 2.43 1.14
2006 30 MAJ TOR 65 0 0 72.3 42 11 3 86 20 2 2 38 1.37 0.86
2007 31 AA HUN 1 0 0 1.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2007 31 MAJ TOR 5 0 0 4.3 7 6 1 3 4 0 2 3 12.46 2.54
2008 32 A Dun 4 1 0 4.0 2 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 2.25 0.75
2008 32 AA HUN 39 0 0 64.3 62 18 3 38 29 5 5 6 2.52 1.41
2008 32 MAJ TOR 60 0 0 58.0 46 19 4 58 28 2 4 32 2.95 1.28
2009 33 A Dun 3 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 3.00 0.67
2009 33 AA WES 15 8 0 49.0 62 36 6 33 21 2 5 0 6.61 1.69
2009 33 AAA IOW 5 0 0 5.7 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 0.00 0.88
2009 33 MAJ TOR 25 0 0 20.7 22 15 5 13 17 1 1 2 6.53 1.89
Career  (View All) MAJ   560 0 0 536.7 424 201 42 625 264 21 28 117 3.37 1.28

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B.J. Ryan Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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B.J. Ryan Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 29 MAJ BAL 69 0 70.3 12.80 3.33 3.85 0.51 80.3% 2.43 2.24 .337
2006 30 MAJ TOR 65 0 72.3 10.70 2.49 4.30 0.37 0.64 86.4% 1.37 2.22 .248
2007 31 AA HUN 1 0 1.3 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .266
2007 31 MAJ TOR 5 0 4.3 6.23 8.31 0.75 2.08 0.25 50% 12.46 7.68 .394
2008 32 A Dun 4 1 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 66.7% 2.25 1.45 .242
2008 32 AA HUN 39 0 64.3 5.32 4.06 1.31 0.42 83% 2.52 4.07 .291
2008 32 MAJ TOR 60 0 58.0 9.00 4.34 2.07 0.62 0.93 78.6% 88.9 MPH 2.95 3.59 .285
2009 33 A Dun 3 0 3.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 50% 3.00 2.87 .134
2009 33 AA WES 15 8 49.0 6.06 3.86 1.57 1.10 61% 6.61 4.79 .347
2009 33 AAA IOW 5 0 5.7 6.35 7.94 0.80 0.00 100% 0.00 4.96 .000
2009 33 MAJ TOR 25 0 20.7 5.66 7.40 0.76 2.18 1.09 70.6% 87.2 MPH 6.53 7.64 .273
Career MAJ   560 0 536.7 10.48 4.43 2.37 0.70 75.4% 3.37 3.41 .301

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Worst Matchups for B.J. Ryan (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins PHI 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .800 1.300
Paul Konerko CHI-A 7 2 1 3 3 3 0 .286 .714 1.214
Reed Johnson MIA 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200
Marco Scutaro SF 6 2 1 3 0 2 0 .333 .833 1.167
Jason Giambi CLE 12 3 2 6 2 6 1 .250 .750 1.150
Justin Morneau COL 7 3 0 0 0 2 0 .429 .714 1.143
Jonny Gomes BOS 6 1 1 1 3 1 1 .167 .667 1.111
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 11 5 0 0 2 1 0 .455 .545 1.084
Bobby Abreu NY-N 5 1 0 3 5 2 0 .200 .400 1.000
Juan Uribe LA 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .667 1.000

Best Matchups for B.J. Ryan (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Coco Crisp OAK 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Curtis Granderson NY-N 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Eric Chavez AZ 12 2 0 0 0 5 0 .167 .167 .333
Dustin Pedroia BOS 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Alex Rios TEX 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Raul Ibanez ANA 14 1 0 1 2 8 1 .071 .071 .259
Adam Jones BAL 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Chase Utley PHI 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 .000 .000 .125
David DeJesus TB 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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B.J. Ryan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ryan, who was working out at the team's spring facility in Mesa, Arizona, will report to Triple-A Iowa Monday.

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The Cubs signed Ryan on Thursday to a one-year contract, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Cubs are the leading contender to sign Ryan who was released last week by the Blue Jays, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The Blue Jays gave Ryan his outright release on Wednesday, the Jays' official site reports.

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Ryan was summoned to begin the ninth inning, but he was lifted after facing lefties Chase Utley and Ryan Howard on Thursday afternoon.

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Ryan allowed two walks and a single in his one-third of an inning Wednesday.

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Ryan's teammate and current Toronto closer Scott Downs (foot) will be placed on the DL on Thursday.

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Ryan notched his third straight scoreless inning since returning from the DL on Wednesday.

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Ryan struck out a pair and walked one during a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Friday night.

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Ryan (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Thursday.

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When Ryan (shoulder) returns to the Blue Jays it will be as a set-up man for Scott Downs.

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Ryan (shoulder) tossed another inning for High-A Dundein on Saturday.

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Ryan (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning for High-A Dunedin on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for B.J. Ryan.

2009

Ryan notched his third 30-save season in four years as he bounced back from Tommy John surgery in a big way. He wasn't as dominant as he was from 2004-2006 but the 32 saves were a nice reward for those who took the risk on draft day. A 1.28 WHIP, 2.95 ERA and a 9.0 K/9IP isn't anything to sneeze at, but he didn't show any marked improvements as the season wore on so he very likely left something on the operating table that he may never recover. He'll be back as the team's closer this season.

2008

Ryan's season ended after just five appearances with a torn elbow ligament that required Tommy John surgery in May. Early reports from his rehab work this winter have him back for spring training, but it remains to be seen how quickly he'll regain his effectiveness. He's an elite closer when healthy, so don't shy away from him on draft day. If you can get him at a discount, grab him.

2007

Ryan had a dominating year as Toronto's closer. His strikeout rate dipped a bit, but it was still a sparkling 10.71 strikeouts per nine innings. He allowed just two earned runs through June 31, and gave up more than one run in an appearance just twice all year. It's silly to predict he'll post another 1.37 ERA, but heíll be among the elite again in 2007.

2006

Ryan became the highest-paid reliever in major league history when the Blue Jays gave him a five-year, $47 million deal prior to 2005. In many respects, the deal makes a lot of sense, as the 30-year-old dominated the American League to the tune of 222 strikeouts as compared to only 61 walks in 157 1/3 innings the last two seasons. On the flip side, Ryan has only been a closer for one season and will be making starter money until he's 34. Still, he should be one of the best relievers from a fantasy perspective in 2006, especially since the Blue Jays have expanded their payroll and beefed up their lineup in an effort to compete with the juggernauts at the top of the AL East. With the money the Jays have thrown at him, Ryan has complete job security, so don't be afraid to make him one of the top few closers selected in your draft this season.

2005

Utter dominance is the only way to describe Ryan's .094 BAA for lefties. He was much more than a left-handed specialist, however, eventually taking over the closerís role from a struggling Jorge Julio. Ryan will begin the 2005 season as the Orioles closer, though the big question is whether he can get right-handed batters out on a regular basis. If he can, he could be one of the top fantasy closers in the game due to his strikeout totals. If he canít, Julio could easily force him back into a set-up role.

2004

Ryan suffered through a stretch of ineffectiveness in May and June, but was brilliant the rest of the year. His good work after the All-Star break (.191 BAA, 1.08 ERA, 25 IP) will likely earn him the left-handed setup job over Buddy Groom.

2003

Ryan finished 2002 at 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA and a save in 67 appearances. An awful first half gave way to a dominating second half (2.59 ERA in 31.1 IP and a .198 batting average allowed). Unfortunately that's been his pattern for the last three years. He won't be getting many save opportunities and needs to keep the long balls down.