Ryan Brasier
Ryan Brasier
31-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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Gives up runs again
PBoston Red Sox
May 8, 2019
Brasier allowed two runs on three hits in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Orioles.
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Brasier entered the game in the eighth inning in a non-save situation and promptly made it a save opportunity for Matt Barnes, who converted his third of the season. Brasier has allowed runs in each of his last two outings, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits over one inning.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-42%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-53%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .221 107 21 8 21 4 1 3
Since 2017vs Right .129 103 26 5 12 1 0 1
2019vs Left .205 44 9 3 8 2 0 2
2019vs Right .158 42 9 3 6 0 0 0
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
 
 
-26%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 1.82 0.84 29.2 2 1 1 5.2 3.3 0.6
Since 2017Away 2.45 0.86 25.2 2 1 5 10.5 0.7 1.1
2019Home 2.25 1.13 8.0 1 1 1 4.5 5.6 1.1
2019Away 3.29 0.88 13.2 1 1 5 9.2 0.7 1.3
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 this season's data (min 20 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
3.00
 
K/9
7.5
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
95.9 mph
 
ERA
2.91
 
WHIP
0.97
 
BABIP
.218
 
GB/FB
0.77
 
Left On Base
71.4%
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.0%
 
Spin Rate
2292 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
31.7%
 
Swinging Strike
15.0%
 
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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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Blows save, takes loss
PBoston Red Sox
May 2, 2019
Brasier (1-1) was hit with a blown save and took the loss against the White Sox on Thursday, recording one out in the ninth inning while giving up three runs (two earned) in a 6-4 defeat.
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Collects first win
PBoston Red Sox
April 29, 2019
Brasier (1-0) struck out one in 1.1 perfect innings of relief to get credit for the win in Monday's 9-4 victory over the A's.
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Collects sixth save
PBoston Red Sox
April 21, 2019
Brasier struck out one in a perfect 11th inning to earn the save over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
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Notches fifth save
PBoston Red Sox
April 20, 2019
Brasier gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning to record his fifth save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Rays on Saturday.
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Posts fourth save
PBoston Red Sox
April 19, 2019
Braiser posted one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner to record his fourth save in a 6-4 victory against the Rays on Friday.
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