Ryan Borucki
Ryan Borucki
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Left elbow tightness took Borucki out of the mix for the original Opening Day, but he recovered in time to debut during the first week of the shortened 2020 campaign. Borucki ended up taking the ball 21 times, tying for fourth on the team, and not only was he able to work regularly coming off the shoulder trouble, but his velocity was way up and remained way up throughout the season. We typically see a jump in velocity going from starting to relief work, but Borucki jumped even more than normal -- so much in fact that his slider was reclassified as a cutter on some sites. Borucki's strikeout rate increased to 28.8%. If he can cut down on the 16.4 BB%, the southpaw could earn more chances to take the ball when the Blue Jays have a lead to protect. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
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$Signed a one-year, $573,800 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Back in big leagues
PToronto Blue Jays
September 13, 2021
Borucki was recalled by Toronto on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Borucki has thrown 19.1 innings at the big-league level this season, recording an unremarkable 5.12 ERA but an encouraging 1.14 WHIP. Trent Thornton was optioned to clear a spot for him in the bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Ryan Borucki generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Ryan Borucki generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-55%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-78%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .141 84 21 12 10 2 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .312 112 26 17 29 8 0 7
2021vs Left .063 35 10 3 2 0 0 0
2021vs Right .282 49 10 8 11 2 0 4
2020vs Left .125 40 11 7 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .259 32 10 5 7 1 0 1
2019vs Left .571 9 0 2 4 1 0 0
2019vs Right .407 31 6 4 11 5 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-55%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 6.04 2.01 22.1 1 2 0 10.1 7.7 1.6
Since 2019Away 3.80 1.13 21.1 3 1 0 9.3 4.2 1.3
2021Home 7.00 1.56 9.0 1 1 0 10.0 8.0 2.0
2021Away 3.18 0.88 11.1 2 0 0 7.9 2.4 1.6
2020Home 0.00 1.50 6.2 0 0 0 12.2 6.8 0.0
2020Away 4.50 1.40 10.0 1 1 0 10.8 6.3 0.9
2019Home 10.80 3.15 6.2 0 1 0 8.1 8.1 2.7
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ryan Borucki 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 2019 data (min 30 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
1.82
 
K/9
8.9
 
BB/9
4.9
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
95.4 mph
 
ERA
4.87
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.194
 
GB/FB
2.54
 
Left On Base
65.2%
 
Exit Velocity
82.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.2%
 
Spin Rate
2380 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
After showing promise across 17 big-league starts in 2018, Borucki missed nearly all of 2019 due to elbow trouble. It began in spring training, with Borucki removing himself from a minor-league game March 20. He opened the season on the 10-day injured list and did not debut until after the All-Star break. The left-hander was clobbered in a pair of starts before landing back on the IL with more elbow inflammation, and season-ending surgery was ultimately deemed necessary to remove bone spurs from the elbow. While Borucki does not throw hard and xFIP and SIERA do not support his strong ratios from 2018, he has a decent changeup and age is still on his side. The Blue Jays have added to their starting staff and Borucki has an option left; he may have to knock off the rust at Triple-A to begin the year, but Borucki will be on the short list for starting opportunities when injuries inevitably hit.
Borucki wears 56 in honor of his idol growing up, Mark Buehrle. Like the former White Sox great, Borucki is a lefty with good command who works quickly and features a changeup. His change had a top-25 swinging-strike rate last season and generated a higher percentage of whiffs than the same pitch from Zack Greinke, Dallas Keuchel, Jeremy Hellickson or Luke Weaver, to name a few specialists. What has been intriguing about this kid is how he has skyrocketed through the system, going from High-A to the majors in under two seasons, and he's done it without skipping much of a beat. His 2018 MLB strikeout rate was below average for a starting pitcher, but he had higher rates throughout the minor leagues. He could be a sneaky play in 2019 in deeper leagues, but with a level of risk that comes from pitching in a division loaded with tough hitting and mostly filled with ballparks with unforgiving run environments.
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Sent to minors
PToronto Blue Jays
August 7, 2021
Borucki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
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Activated Friday
PToronto Blue Jays
July 16, 2021
Borucki (forearm) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Eyeing post-break return
PToronto Blue Jays
Forearm
July 10, 2021
Borucki (forearm) will throw a rehab inning Saturday with Triple-A Buffalo and may be ready to be activated following the All-Star break, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
PToronto Blue Jays
Forearm
July 8, 2021
Borucki (forearm) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PToronto Blue Jays
Forearm
July 6, 2021
Borucki (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
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