Ray
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
3-2
ERA
4.83
WHIP
1.428
K
101
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
2016 Robbie Ray was not as bad as his win-loss record and ERA. Conversely, he was not as good as his 2017 win-loss record and ERA either. The book on Ray has been: he is going to get a ton of strikeouts (12.1 K/9 last season), he is going to struggle with his command (3.9 B... read more
2016 Robbie Ray was not as bad as his win-loss record and ERA. Conversely, he was not as good as his 2017 win-loss record and ERA either. The book on Ray has been: he is going to get a ton of strikeouts (12.1 K/9 last season), he is going to struggle with his command (3.9 BB/9) and he'll serve up some homers (1.28 HR/9). The difference between 2016 and 2017 was in his left-on-base percentage, as he stranded 68.7 percent of runners in 2016 but jumped that rate up to 84.5 percent in 2017. That latter rate is what power relievers do and starters struggle to eclipse 80 percent in consecutive seasons. He also avoided the Times Through The Order (TTOP) penalty; after allowing 49 percent of his 2016 earned runs when he was allowed to face batters for a third time, that number fell to 26 percent this past season. Expect the three truisms to continue for the most part, although with the new humidor at Chase Field, Ray should be able to cut down on the long balls.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'2"    WT: 195 lbs.    DOB: 10/1/1991    College: None    Drafted: 12th Rd in 2010Show Contract
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Robbie Ray Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $3.95 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Fans six in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 11, 2018
Ray gave up two runs in five innings against the Reds on Saturday but didn't factor into the decision. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out six.
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2018 Stat Review for Robbie Ray
2.59 K/BB
WEAK
11.91 K/9
ELITE
4.60 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.5 HR/9
POOR
1.05 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
4.83 ERA
POOR
1.43 WHIP
POOR
4.46 FIP
WEAK
0.333 BABIP
HIGH
70.8 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
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  1. Robbie Ray 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Robbie Ray 2017 Preseason Outlook
    If fantasy baseball pitchers were measured just in terms of strikeout rate, Ray might be among the first arms taken in drafts. He finished last season with an 11.3 K/9, which ranked second in the majors. Ray struck out 10 or more batters four times. Ray often racked up the strikeouts only to surround them with mediocre overall stats. Walks have been a big part of the issue. Ray walked 3.7 hitters per nine innings last season, which is in line with his career 3.6 BB/9. Ray's propensity for issuing free passes offsets his ability to miss bats and helps explain his 1.45 career WHIP. If -- and this is a big if -- Ray could cut down on the walks, he'd likely take off and post stellar fantasy numbers. Even if he does not improve upon last season's ratios, the strikeouts alone make him a solid middle-round investment in mixed leagues, and he should be particularly appealing for owners looking to supplement a low-ratios/middling-strikeouts starter taken ahead of him in drafts.
  3. Robbie Ray 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Though his win-loss numbers didn’t show it, Ray put together a solid 2015 for the Diamondbacks. He struck out 119 batters and compiled a 3.52 ERA (3.53 FIP) across 127.2 innings, and according to his 1.7 WAR, he was second the second best pitcher on the team, trailing only closer Brad Ziegler. It was a marked improvement from 2014, when Ray posted an 8.16 ERA in nine games (six starts) for Detroit. Ray could still probably stand to improve his control - he walked 3.5 batters per nine innings in 2015, which matched his 2014 rate. While he didn’t join the rotation for good until June last year, Ray should be a staple in the D-Backs rotation at the outset of 2016. However, this is a team that has cycled through rotation arms with frequency over the past couple seasons, so if Ray struggles there will be another middling option waiting to take his place.
  4. Robbie Ray 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The Tigers were high enough on Ray to make him the key piece in the Doug Fister trade prior to the 2014 season. Unfortunately, Ray's lone season in the Tigers' organization was a rough one. The 23-year-old lefty split time between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit. In 20 appearances for the Mud Hens, Ray went 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 75:44 K:BB ratio in 100.1 innings. His time in Detroit was even bumpier, but on the plus side, Ray did impress in the Arizona Fall League, allowing three earned runs and striking out 12 in 11 innings. Although it was a disappointing year, it was Ray's first taste of Triple-A and major league ball, and with a fastball that touches 93 mph, a changeup and an improving slider, there's reason for optimism heading into his first year with Arizona. Harnessing his control is the biggest obstacle Ray needs to hurdle before the start of the regular season. If Ray can nab the final spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation, he'll garner some interest in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.
  5. Robbie Ray 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Ray broke through at High-A last year and held his own as a 21-year-old after a promotion to Double-A, and the Nationals wasted no time cashing in his new-found prospect status by dealing him for Doug Fister. Ray's control remains a work in progress, and given the Tigers' recent failures to develop left-handers with similar profiles (Exhibit A: Andrew Oliver) he can hardly be considered can't-miss. However, if Ray does build on last year's success, a 2015 major league debut seems likely.
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Fans six in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 11, 2018
Ray gave up two runs in five innings against the Reds on Saturday but didn't factor into the decision. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out six.
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Strikes out eight in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 5, 2018
Ray didn't factor into the decision against the Giants on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings while striking out eight and walking four in Arizona's eventual 3-2 defeat.
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Allows four vs. Rangers
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 30, 2018
Ray surrendered four runs on two hits and four walks while fanning six across 5.1 innings as he didn't factor into the decision Monday against Texas.
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Strong showing but no decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 25, 2018
Ray threw seven strong innings Wednesday against the Cubs, allowing just a single run on four hits and a walk while striking out six. He did not factor into the decision.
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Gives up five in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 21, 2018
Ray didn't factor into the decision against the Rockies on Friday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out two and walked one in Arizona's 11-10 defeat.
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