Ryan Brasier

Ryan Brasier

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ryan Brasier in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Red Sox in November of 2021, avoiding arbitration.
Optioned to Triple-A
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
May 19, 2022
Brasier was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
ANALYSIS
Brasier was optioned to make room on the roster for Michael Wacha (side), who will start Friday's game against Seattle. Brasier began the season effectively, but he has allowed seven earned runs across his last 3.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Ryan Brasier generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
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
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
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 2020
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-76%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .325 91 21 11 25 7 0 2
Since 2020vs Right .236 132 34 7 29 5 0 7
2022vs Left .286 24 8 1 6 2 0 1
2022vs Right .333 39 8 2 12 2 0 4
2021vs Left .474 22 3 3 9 1 0 1
2021vs Right .115 28 6 1 3 0 0 1
2020vs Left .270 45 10 7 10 4 0 0
2020vs Right .230 65 20 4 14 3 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-59%
ERA at Home
2021
Even Split
2020
 
 
-27%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.60 1.32 25.0 2 0 0 8.3 2.9 0.7
Since 2020Away 4.44 1.48 26.1 0 3 0 10.9 3.4 2.4
2022Home 3.68 1.50 7.1 0 0 0 12.3 2.5 1.2
2022Away 9.00 1.43 7.0 0 2 0 7.7 1.3 5.1
2021Home 1.50 0.83 6.0 1 0 0 3.0 1.5 0.0
2021Away 1.50 1.83 6.0 0 1 0 10.5 4.5 3.0
2020Home 4.63 1.46 11.2 1 0 0 8.5 3.9 0.8
2020Away 3.38 1.35 13.1 0 0 0 12.8 4.1 0.7
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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
5.33
 
K/9
10.0
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
3.1
 
Fastball
94.9 mph
 
ERA
6.28
 
WHIP
1.47
 
BABIP
.347
 
GB/FB
0.55
 
Left On Base
78.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.3%
 
Spin Rate
2325 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.6%
 
Swinging Strike
13.4%
 
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Brasier pitched his way out of the closer role in a hurry in 2019 and even pitched his way off the roster for a full month of that season. A toe injury was said to be the culprit, with compensation for the injury leading to kinks in Brasier's mechanics. He returned to form in 2020 and re-established himself as an important piece of the Boston relief corps, leading the team with 10 holds, twice as many as anyone else in the bullpen. Brasier sits 96-plus mph and can break off a good slider. He's posted swinging-strike rates right at 15% in three consecutive seasons and it would be unwise to forget about him.
Has anyone ever mentioned that it's hard to trust relievers? Brasier provided the latest example in reliever volatility last season. He entered the year as a closing candidate after posting a 1.60 ERA in 33.2 innings in 2018 but finished it with an unimpressive 4.85 ERA. Those who invested in him in draft season didn't leave entirely empty-handed, as he did at least grab seven saves, but the overall package was still considerably below expectations. He managed to increase his strikeout rate slightly, from 23.4% to 25.3%, but the rest of his supporting stats trended in the wrong direction. His walk rate jumped from 5.7% to 8.7% and his HR/9 jumped from 0.53 to 1.46, corresponding with a big dip in groundball rate. Brasier even spent a month in the minors in the second half and he's unlikely to factor into the back-end mix in 2020, at least not to begin the season.
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.
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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Suffers loss Sunday
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
May 16, 2022
Brasier (0-2) was tagged with Sunday's loss, allowing four runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three over one inning against the Rangers.
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Serves up home run
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
April 12, 2022
Brasier allowed one run on two hits over one-third of an inning in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Tigers.
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Signs one-year deal
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
November 30, 2021
Brasier signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with Boston on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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Rejoins Red Sox on Tuesday
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
September 21, 2021
Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Optioned to Worcester
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
September 17, 2021
Brasier was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Friday.
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