Ryne Stanek
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Rays in July of 2013.
Will work as opener Sunday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 29, 2018
Stanek will serve as the Rays' opener Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander will again serve as the first option on a Rays bullpen day as Tampa Bay closes out its promising season. Stanek carries a 3.08 ERA, 10.9 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 58 games, including a 3.55 ERA in 28 starts -- over which he's accumulated only 38 innings. The Rays haven't yet confirmed the primary pitcher, but Ryan Yarbrough is the most likely candidate.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .197 137 49 13 24 2 0 2
Since 2016vs Right .241 221 61 26 47 11 1 12
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
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-67%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-61%
ERA on Road
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.14 1.36 48.2 1 0 0 13.5 5.0 1.5
Since 2016Away 4.30 1.17 37.2 1 3 0 8.8 2.9 1.4
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
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
98.0 mph
 
ERA
2.98
 
WHIP
1.09
 
BABIP
.259
 
GB/FB
0.65
 
Strand %
78.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2015
2014
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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Working as opener Wednesday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 26, 2018
Stanek will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
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Set to open Thursday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 19, 2018
Stanek will serve as the opener Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Will open Saturday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 14, 2018
Stanek will serve as the opener for Saturday's game against Oakland, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Set to open Sunday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 8, 2018
Stanek will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Opening second straight game
PTampa Bay Rays
September 4, 2018
Stanek will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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