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Jae Kuk Ryu

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Claimed off waivers by the Padres in January 2009.

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Jae Kuk Ryu 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
2004 21 A BOI 5 0 0 7.0 7 2 0 7 5 0 2 0 2.57 1.71
2004 21 AA WES 14 0 0 18.3 22 6 0 19 10 1 0 0 2.95 1.75
2004 21 AAA IOW 1 0 0 0.7 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 40.50 4.50
2005 22 AA WES 29 27 0 169.7 154 63 12 133 49 11 8 0 3.34 1.20
2006 23 AAA IOW 24 23 0 139.3 123 50 12 114 51 8 8 0 3.23 1.25
2006 23 MAJ CHN 10 1 0 15.0 23 14 7 17 6 0 1 0 8.40 1.93
2007 24 AAA DUR 14 14 0 71.3 67 32 5 67 21 5 4 0 4.04 1.23
2007 24 MAJ TAM 17 0 0 23.3 31 19 2 14 11 1 2 0 7.33 1.80
2008 25 AAA DUR 5 5 0 24.7 26 12 1 19 9 1 2 0 4.38 1.42
2008 25 MAJ TAM 1 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Career  (View All)     28 1 0 39.7 54 33 9 32 18 1 3 0 7.49 1.82

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Jae Kuk Ryu 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
2004 21 A BOI 5 0 7.0 9.00 6.43 1.40 0.00 83.3% 2.57 3.34 .355
2004 21 AA WES 14 0 18.3 9.33 4.91 1.90 0.00 81.3% 2.95 2.93 .402
2004 21 AAA IOW 1 0 .7 0.00 13.50 0.00 13.50 0% 40.50 27.20 .347
2005 22 AA WES 29 27 169.7 7.06 2.60 2.71 0.64 73.3% 3.34 3.52 .291
2006 23 AAA IOW 24 23 139.3 7.36 3.29 2.24 0.78 76.5% 3.23 3.87 .285
2006 23 MAJ CHN 10 1 15.0 10.20 3.60 2.83 4.20 1.07 68.2% 8.40 8.24 .387
2007 24 AAA DUR 14 14 71.3 8.45 2.65 3.19 0.63 67.5% 4.04 3.16 .316
2007 24 MAJ TAM 17 0 23.3 5.40 4.24 1.27 0.77 1.65 57.5% 7.33 4.58 .359
2008 25 AAA DUR 5 5 24.7 6.93 3.28 2.11 0.36 67.6% 4.38 3.28 .331
2008 25 MAJ TAM 1 0 1.3 6.75 6.75 1.00 0.00 100% 88.5 MPH 0.00 4.03 .000
Career     28 1 39.7 7.26 4.08 1.78 2.04 61.9% 7.49 5.94 .360

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Jae Kuk Ryu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ryu was claimed off waivers from San Diego and was assigned to Triple-A Columbus.

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Ryu allowed eight runs in just one-third of an inning Saturday against the Giants.

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The Padres claimed Ryu off waivers from the Rays on Thursday, the North County Times reports.

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Ryu (elbow) was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

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The Rays promoted Ryu (elbow) from Triple-A on Sunday and immediately placed him on the 15-day DL, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Ryu was sent to Triple-A Durham on Saturday.

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Tampa Bay called up Ryu from Triple-A Durham late Tuesday after placing Matt Garza on the DL, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Ryu was optioned to the Rays' minor-league camp on Tuesday.

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Ryu finished the season 5-4, 4.04 in 14 starts at Triple-A Durham for the Rays (1.23 WHIP, 67:21 K:BB ratio in 71.1 innings).

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Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated Monday that Ryu is a candidate for a September callup, the team web site reports.

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Ryu was optioned to Durham on Sunday.

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Jason Hammel, and not Ryu, was optioned to Triple-A by the Devil Rays between games of Saturday's doubleheader.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jae Kuk Ryu.

2009

After just one relief appearance for the Rays in April, Ryu had only five starts at Triple-A Durham before suffering an elbow injury that required season-ending surgery in July. It's not clear Ryu has any role in the Rays' plans for the future, and he might not hold on to his 40-man roster spot during the offseason.

2008

Ryu was ineffective in two stints with the Rays in 2007, and while he pitched well against Triple-A hitters, he did not show nearly enough to get a September callup. He's still just 24, so you can't really put him on the scrap heap yet, but he's a longshot candidate to crack the Rays' rotation in 2008, and that's if he even gets the chance.

2007

Ryu's numbers at Triple-A last year were good, but not outstanding, and he got pounded in his cup of coffee with the Cubs last September. That said, he has good stuff, including a fastball that tops out in the mid-90s. He won't turn 24 until May. If one or more of the Cubs' starters go down, Ryu will be in the mix for a call-up.

2006

After missing virtually all of 2004 with elbow problems, Ryu had a strong season at Double-A, showing excellent command of the strike zone and keeping fly balls in the park. He'll start the year off at Triple-A Iowa and could see the majors sometime this summer. Just keep your pet parakeet away from him.

2005

Ryu missed most of 2004 with elbow tightness. When he did pitch, he allowed base runners galore but bailed himself out with a high strikeout rate. His stint in the Arizona Fall league was also cut short, this time by back problems, but not before he got knocked around for a 6.41 ERA in 19.7 IP. He has very good stuff—his fastball tops out in the mid-90s, complemented by a curveball, change-up, and an above-average split-finger—but he'll have to stay healthy and prove himself at Double-A this year.

2004

After dominating at Low-A (Lansing), and pitching well in a brief stint at High-A (Daytona), Ryu struggled in Double-A (West Tenn.) last season. Ryu also got into trouble last year in Daytona for killing an osprey by knocking it off it's perch with a baseball. As a result, the Cubs can't really send Ryu back to Daytona, and since he has nothing left to prove in Lansing, he'll probably get another crack at Double-A. As far as Ryu's skills go, his fastball averages in the low nineties, but tops out at a blistering 96 mph. It’s complimented well by an above-average split-finger, and both his curveball and change-up are potentially plus-pitches at the major league level. But Ryu's maturity and attitude might be the biggest concerns right now.

2003

Ryu was the focus of attention when he signed as an 18-year old in 2001. Part of the wave of Asian signings, he was considered one of the top young Korean players and received a $1.6 million dollar signing bonus. Now that the hype is over, Ryu and Hee Sop Choi remain legitimate prospects, and the money spent by the Cubs seems a pittance compared to the upside. He’s very polished for a 20-year old, and has four developed pitches in his arsenal. His fastball averages in the low nineties, but tops out at a blistering 96 mph. It’s complimented well by an above-average split-finger and both his curveball and change-up are potentially plus-pitches at the major league level. His 2002 results were mixed; he was strong in Rookie ball, but struggled after a promotion to Low-A Lansing. He should return to Lansing to begin 2003 but could rise with greater control. The comparisons to Chan Ho Park are unavoidable and there are similarities. With the potential for four major league calibre pitches, his future could be as bright as any in the Cubs considerable pool of talent.