Ryan Yarbrough
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With the implementation of the opener in Major League Baseball also came the introduction of the primary pitcher. That was Yarbrough's primary role in 2018. He totaled 147.1 innings despite making just six starts in 38 appearances, and the results were relatively strong despite underwhelming peripherals. He didn't even crack 90 mph on average with his fastball, but his slider and cutter were effective enough against left-handed batters. It was a different story against right-handed hitters -- 10.1 K-BB%, .324 wOBA, 4.34 FIP. Further, Yarbrough's ERA jumped from 2.63 the first time through to 4.29 the second time through (as a reliever), which suggests that both Yarbrough and the team may be better off shortening him up. Factor in the caliber of the offenses in his own division and Yarbrough looks like a low-upside pitcher with the downside of a true middle reliever, so waiver-wire fodder in mixed leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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Makes wild-card roster
PTampa Bay Rays
October 2, 2019
Yarbrough will be on the roster for Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game against Oakland.
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Yarbrough threw five innings Saturday against the Blue Jays, so he'll be appearing on three days' rest if he pitches Wednesday. The Rays will need all hands on deck for the single-elimination contest, though, so it won't be a surprise to see Yarbrough get into the game.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
68
Last 10 Games
63
Last 5 Games
37
How many pitches does Ryan Yarbrough generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .215 307 77 25 59 18 1 9
Since 2017vs Right .245 884 168 45 202 54 2 24
2019vs Left .231 144 30 9 30 10 1 4
2019vs Right .228 419 87 11 91 21 2 11
2018vs Left .201 163 47 16 29 8 0 5
2018vs Right .262 465 81 34 111 33 0 13
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 on Road
2019
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.63 1.23 144.0 11 8 0 7.6 2.3 1.1
Since 2017Away 3.41 1.06 145.0 16 4 0 7.6 2.1 1.0
2019Home 5.46 1.25 57.2 2 3 0 7.6 1.7 1.1
2019Away 3.21 0.82 84.0 9 3 0 7.3 1.0 0.9
2018Home 4.07 1.22 86.1 9 5 0 7.6 2.6 1.0
2018Away 3.69 1.39 61.0 7 1 0 8.1 3.7 1.2
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 Yarbrough 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 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
5.85
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
1.3
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
88.2 mph
 
ERA
4.13
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.36
 
Left On Base
60.0%
 
Exit Velocity
84.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.6%
 
Spin Rate
2136 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
Yarbrough spent the majority of 2015 with High-A Bakersfield in the California League, where he finished with a 4-7 record and 3.76 ERA in 16 starts. He posted a 4.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio, .266 batting average against, and 1.28 WHIP. Part of his high batting average against can likely be explained by his .324 BABIP, which was much higher than the .266 BABIP he finished with in 2014. Yarbrough had a groin injury in June that sent him to the 7-day DL, but should be healthy to start 2016. Yarbrough's arsenal of pitches includes an average fastball and curveball to go along with an excellent change-up. He moved up from number 11 to number eight on the Mariners prospect rankings during 2015 and is estimated to make the MLB during 2016. Scouts believe has back-of-the-rotation potential, but will most likely end up in the bullpen long-term. If Yarbrough pitches well to start 2016, there is a good chance he could be called-up to the MLB at some point as a lefty reliever.
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Stumbles in first inning
PTampa Bay Rays
September 28, 2019
Yarbrough (11-6) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
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Allows six runs in loss
PTampa Bay Rays
September 22, 2019
Yarbrough (11-5) gave up six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two through 3.1 innings to take the loss against the Red Sox on Sunday.
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Drilled for six runs
PTampa Bay Rays
September 15, 2019
Yarbrough (11-4) allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out three batters and taking the loss against the Angels.
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Fans seven in quality start
PTampa Bay Rays
September 11, 2019
Yarbrough didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 5-3 extra-innings win over the Rangers, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven.
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Surrenders four in no-decision
PTampa Bay Rays
September 2, 2019
Yarbrough yielded four runs on nine hits while striking out four over six innings Monday against Baltimore. He didn't factor into the decision.
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