Ryan Dull
Ryan Dull
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Oakland Athletics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Dull's numbers suited his name last season, as his 21.0% strikeout rate, 7.0% walk rate and 4.26 ERA all fell close to league average. That ERA sat closer to his poor 2017 campaign than his strong 2016 season but at least represented a step in the right direction. Running counter to that positive development, however, was the fact that he wasn't trusted as a full-time member of Oakland's pitching staff, being optioned on five separate occasions and finishing with just 25.1 big-league innings. The 29-year-old's track record suggests he should be a perfectly capable low-leverage or middle-relief option for the A's again this season, though the team doesn't appear to be particularly committed to him. Whether he ends up in a similar role in Oakland or is moved to a team that trusts him more remains to be seen. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $860,000 contract with the Athletics in November of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Sent back to Triple-A
POakland Athletics  AAA
June 10, 2019
Dull was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Dull's latest stay in the majors lasted just four days. He made just a single appearance, allowing five runs (four earned) in two innings Saturday against the Rangers. Tanner Anderson was recalled in a corresponding move.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .291 118 25 12 30 4 1 4
Since 2017vs Right .254 210 49 15 48 9 0 10
2019vs Left .381 25 2 3 8 1 0 1
2019vs Right .478 26 6 1 11 5 0 3
2018vs Left .219 33 8 0 7 0 1 1
2018vs Right .254 67 13 7 15 1 0 2
2017vs Left .300 60 15 9 15 3 0 2
2017vs Right .206 117 30 7 22 3 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
ERA at Home
ERA on Road
ERA on Road
ERA at Home
Since 2017Home 4.82 1.10 37.1 2 1 0 10.6 2.2 1.9
Since 2017Away 6.46 1.64 39.0 0 1 0 6.9 4.2 1.4
2019Home 13.50 2.75 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 2.3 4.5
2019Away 10.80 2.40 5.0 0 0 0 5.4 5.4 3.6
2018Home 4.32 0.96 8.1 0 0 0 10.8 0.0 2.2
2018Away 4.24 1.24 17.0 0 0 0 5.8 3.7 0.5
2017Home 3.60 0.88 25.0 2 1 0 10.4 2.9 1.4
2017Away 7.41 1.82 17.0 0 1 0 8.5 4.2 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Ryan Dull compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 this season's data (min 20 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.
    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.
91.1 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
91.3 mph
Spin Rate
2336 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ryan Dull
Oak's Corner: Keep on Grinding
May 5, 2017
Scott Jenstad discusses the frustration that recent injuries to big names like Noah Syndergaard have caused to fantasy players, and he dives into some of the bigger news of the week.
Oak's Corner: First Week Review
April 7, 2017
With the season underway, Oak’s Corner will now focus on interesting players and events from each week. This week Dodger Yasiel Puig's red-hot start piques Scott Jenstad's interest.
Mound Musings: My 2017 “Home” League Mound Corps
April 6, 2017
This week Brad Johnson gives readers a look into his own fantasy pitching staff for his highly competitive hometown keeper league. One of the stars of his roster is Noah Syndergaard.
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
March 23, 2017
In Brad Johnson’s final week of division deep dives, he takes a look at the American League West, featuring injured Angels closer Huston Street, who will miss the beginning of the season.
The Z Files: Closing Arguments
January 11, 2017
Todd Zola examines different approaches for handling saves, and wonders if most fantasy owners are properly pricing the production of elite closers like Kenley Jansen.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Dull took a step back last season after putting together a breakout 2016 campaign (2.42 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 73:15 K:BB across 74.2 innings). The 28-year-old saw a noticeable jump in his walk and home run rates in 2017 -- to 3.4 BB/9 and 1.5 HR/9, respectively -- which resulted in a career-worst 5.14 ERA. He also struggled to get left-handed batters out, as they hit .300/.417/.480 against him last year after slashing just .244/.320/.367 against him in 2016. Still, the right-hander missed bats at a career-best clip (25.4 percent strikeout rate and 12.9 percent swinging-strike rate) and was one of Oakland's most used relievers despite missing nearly two months of the season with a knee injury. He figures to once again play a prominent role in the team's bullpen next season and could eventually push Blake Treinen for the closer job.
After shooting from Double-A to the major leagues in 2015, Dull didn't miss a beat in 2016. The right-hander quickly became a rock in the Athletics' bullpen thanks to an ERA that sat below 3.00 for the majority of the season while exhibiting exquisite control (1.8 BB/9) in his career-high 74.1 innings pitched. Although there was a lot to like about the 27-year-old's campaign, there were some blemishes. He gave up 1.2 home runs per nine innings, which likely could have been worse given his 0.74 groundball/flyball rate. He also posted an 8.8 K/9, which in its own right is decent, but it leaves something to be desired for a late-inning reliever. Dull's success last season will likely have him in line for another big workload as a member of the Oakland relief corps, although it'll be tough to garner much value outside of leagues that count holds while Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle and John Axford are in town scarfing up most of the save opportunities.
After a sparkling 61 innings across Double-A and Triple-A where Dull allowed a mere five earned runs, the righty was called up and made his major league debut with the A's in September. Dull came out of the box firing up zeroes like he had in the minors, allowing zero runs while striking out 13 over his first 11 innings. He finally hit a few bumps near the end of the season and ended his first major league month with a 4.24 ERA over 17 innings. Dull has sported a nice 11.2 K/9 across his four minor league seasons while posting a 2.1 BB/9 and allowing a 0.6 HR/9. With his great minor league resume and a solid first stint in the majors (aside from the four homers), Dull figures to have a very strong shot to earn a role in the A's bullpen to begin the 2016 campaign.
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Back with big club
POakland Athletics  AAA
June 6, 2019
Dull was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday.
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Sent to minors
POakland Athletics  AAA
May 2, 2019
Dull was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday.
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Rejoins big club
POakland Athletics  AAA
April 22, 2019
Dull was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
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Sent to minors
POakland Athletics  AAA
March 26, 2019
Dull will be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports.
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Nabs save in exhibition
POakland Athletics  AAA
March 26, 2019
Dull was credited with a save in an exhibition win over the Giants on Monday, firing a perfect ninth inning.
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