Ryan Cook
Ryan Cook
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ryan Cook in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners in November of 2016.
Will play in Japan in 2019
PFree Agent  F
December 29, 2018
Cook agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants, the Japan Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Cook appeared in 19 games for the Mariners in 2018, logging a 5.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 17 innings of relief. At age 31, he may finish his career in Japan.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .250 25 4 1 6 0 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .225 51 19 6 9 2 0 3
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .250 25 4 1 6 0 0 1
2018vs Right .225 51 19 6 9 2 0 3
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
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.23 1.45 10.1 1 0 0 11.3 4.4 1.7
Since 2017Away 5.40 1.05 6.2 1 1 0 13.5 2.7 2.7
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 5.23 1.45 10.1 1 0 0 11.3 4.4 1.7
2018Away 5.40 1.05 6.2 1 1 0 13.5 2.7 2.7
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
Cook was traded by the Athletics to the Red Sox at the trade deadline in 2015, and pitched mostly at Triple-A Pawtucket over the remainder of the year. The former All-Star (2012) made some appearances for Boston, but was hit hard in five games, giving up 14 runs, 13 hits, and four walks in 4.1 innings. The right-hander didn’t fool anybody at the major league level in 8.2 combined innings (3.12 WHIP) for Oakland and Boston. After two successful seasons with the Athletics, Cook suffered shoulder and forearm injuries in 2014. That could explain his lack of success in 2015. Seeing no reason to keep him, Boston released Cook, who was claimed by the Cubs before he was non-tendered. He will compete for a spot in the Seattle bullpen after signing a low-risk deal with the Mariners.
Cook started the season on the DL with right shoulder inflammation and then spent most of May on the DL with a right forearm strain. While he was active, Cook pitched well with exactly one strikeout per inning and a 1.08 WHIP. The WHIP was a good sign as Cook had struggled with baserunners in 2013, especially in the second half where his WHIP was a rough 1.56. The best sign for Cook in 2014 was his improved control as the season went on and he only surrendered six walks over 22.2 second-half innings. Cook will begin the year as one of the A's primary setup men and if Sean Doolittle were to struggle or get injured, he would be on the team's short list to take over as the closer.
Cook backed up his exceptional 2012 season with another strong year, putting up a 2.54 ERA and an excellent strikeout rate (9.0 K/9). However, Cook had a very shaky September where he allowed a brutal 21 baserunners over only nine innings and even found himself out of his usual setup role in the playoffs. Cook's second half 1.56 WHIP has to be a concern for the A's, but he should receive another chance to lock down a late-inning role. Cook features a ridiculous slider and opponents had a .276 OPS against the pitch in 2013. The addition of Jim Johnson in December will likely prevent Cook from seeing a full-time spin in the closer's role, but he should be considered as an option if Johnson struggles or lands on the disabled list this season.
Cook had an extraordinary rookie year in the bullpen for the A's, even earning an All-Star nod. He took over the closer role in June and while he handled the role well for a while, he stumbled badly over an eight-appearance stretch in July and August before Grant Balfour took the job back. However, Cook did not let the demotion affect his performance and slid into a setup role very well, allowing runs in only one of his last 23 appearances, including 14 straight scoreless outings to end the season as the A's sprinted to the American League West crown. Cook is a high strikeout pitcher (9.8 K/9) who experienced a velocity bump in the minors after moving to the bullpen. He throws a nasty, hard splitter that he uses to get those strikeouts, a pitch that is particularly effective against righties. With the ability to miss bats and deliver good ratios, Cook enters the season as one of the top eighth-inning options out there in the event of a Balfour trade or injury.
An impressive start to the season at Double-A Mobile vaulted Cook into the D-Backs bullpen, but his results upon promotion left plenty to be desired and he was eventually sent down to Triple-A Reno. Assuming that he's able to iron out the late-season control issues, Cook should be able to compete for an Opening Day roster spot in spring training and serve as one of the first relievers called up in 2012 if he fails to secure a job in March. Cook racked up 19 saves during his time in the minors in 2011, but he's unlikely to ascend higher than third in the pecking order for those opportunities with the big club as long as J.J. Putz and David Hernandez are around. That window will be pushed back farther following the acquisitions of Craig Breslow and Takashi Saito to bolster the bullpen.
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Cast off 40-man roster
PSeattle Mariners  F
October 31, 2018
Cook was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Joins big-league club
PSeattle Mariners  F
September 1, 2018
Cook was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Sent down to Triple-A
PSeattle Mariners  F
June 22, 2018
Cook was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
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Notches first win
PSeattle Mariners  F
June 16, 2018
Cook (1-0) fired a scoreless eighth inning in a win over the Red Sox on Friday, allowing a hit and two walks while recording a strikeout.
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Takes tumble down dugout steps
PSeattle Mariners  F
June 5, 2018
Cook slipped on the dugout steps at Minute Maid Park prior to Tuesday's game and initially appeared to be in pain, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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