Merritt
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Merritt famously delivered 4.1 scoreless innings in Game 5 of the 2016 ALCS, which improbably helped Cleveland clinch a berth in the World Series despite the fact that he pitched just 11 innings for the Indians during the regular season that year. His role with the big club... read more
Merritt famously delivered 4.1 scoreless innings in Game 5 of the 2016 ALCS, which improbably helped Cleveland clinch a berth in the World Series despite the fact that he pitched just 11 innings for the Indians during the regular season that year. His role with the big club was largely unchanged in 2017 despite the postseason heroics, and he was a regular in the rotation at Triple-A Columbus, where he significantly outperformed his peripherals to return a 3.03 ERA (4.78 FIP) over 116 innings. With minor-league options remaining in 2018, more of the same should be expected. Merritt is an insurance policy if the need for a short-term fill-in for the rotation arises, and a candidate to chew up a few innings later in the year as an extra left-handed arm out of the bullpen. In such a role, he would likely keep the ball on the ground and avoid beating himself with free passes as he has not had a walk rate above 2.0 at any level over the past five seasons.
LEAGUE: AAA    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'0"    WT: 180 lbs.    DOB: 2/21/1992    College: McLennan CC (TX)    Drafted: 16th Rd in 2011Show Contract
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Ryan Merritt Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.
Outrighted to Triple-A
PCleveland Indians  AAA
July 21, 2018
Merritt cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
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2018 Stat Review for Ryan Merritt
17.50 K/BB
ELITE
6.05 K/9
TERRIBLE
0.35 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.4 HR/9
WEAK
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
4.47 ERA
WEAK
1.29 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.26 FIP
WEAK
0.337 BABIP
HIGH
69.5 % Strand Rate
LOW
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Catcher
  1. 1. YanY. Gomes (R)
  2. 2. RobertoR. Perez (R)
First Baseman
  1. 1. YonderY. Alonso (L)
  2. X. EdwinE. Encarnacion (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  4. 3. YandyY. Diaz (R)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JasonJ. Kipnis (L)
  2. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  3. 3. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
  2. X. LonnieL. Chisenhall (L) 60-Day DL
  3. 2. YandyY. Diaz (R)
  4. 3. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
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  1. Ryan Merritt 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Ryan Merritt 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Merritt took the slow elevator up Cleveland's minor league system, pitching 684.1 innings in the bush leagues before getting his first crack at the show. Now he'll never pay for another drink in Cleveland, not after his zero-run performance in Game 5 of the ALCS, allowing the Tribe to build a 3-0 lead that they would not relinquish to clinch the AL pennant. The high-contact southpaw posted an eye-popping 1.4 BB/9 across six minor league seasons yet maintained a subpar strikeout rate of just 6.2 K/9 over that same stretch. His inefficient delivery produces merely high-80s heat and he lacks the stability that one normally sees from a control artist. There appears to be little upside in Merritt's stat line despite his presence in one of the top organizations for pitcher development. The Indians have a crowded picture for the starting rotation, but last season proved that the top five are just a starting point, so expect to see Merritt back in the bigs in 2017.
  3. Ryan Merritt 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Merritt opened some eyes with a strong 2014 season (0.95 WHIP, 1.4 BB/9, 7.1 K/9 in 27 starts) at High-A Carolina and handled the transition to Double-A Akron pretty well (1.14 WHIP, 1.0 BB/9, 5.7 K/9 in 22 starts) in 2015 before getting a late-season promotion to Triple-A Columbus. Things didn't go as well at the higher level (1.47 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9, 4.8 K/9 in five starts), but it gave him a chance to get his feet wet. The Triple-A landfill is full of finesse lefties who have a hard time missing bats, and Merritt will have to walk a fine line to avoid winding up as another organizational body on top of the pile. There's not much to get excited about until he can prove he can survive the jump to Triple-A despite his poor K rate.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PCleveland Indians  AAA
July 21, 2018
Merritt cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
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Activated; designated for assignment
PCleveland Indians  AAA
July 13, 2018
Merritt (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day DL and designated for assignment prior to Friday's game, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Embarks on rehab assignment
PCleveland Indians  AAA
Shoulder
June 14, 2018
Merritt (shoulder) joined Triple-A Columbus on Thursday to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.
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Shifted to 60-day DL
PCleveland Indians  AAA
Shoulder
May 15, 2018
Merritt (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Shut down with shoulder inflammation
PCleveland Indians  AAA
Shoulder
May 13, 2018
Merritt (knee) was diagnosed Sunday with left shoulder inflammation and will be shut down from throwing for about 3-to-5 days, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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