Ryan Borucki
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 4/6/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Likely to open year on IL
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
March 23, 2019
Borucki (elbow) will be re-evaluated in the upcoming days but has already been ruled out for at least one turn through the rotation to begin the season, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Blue Jays open their season March 28 and will play 10 consecutive days, so the team won't have the luxury of shortening its rotation to four men while they wait for Borucki to recover from a sore elbow. As a result, Toronto will likely turn to one of Thomas Pannone, Sean Reid-Foley, Tyler Thornton or Sam Gaviglio to make a spot start when Borucki's first turn comes up April 1 versus the Orioles. Once Borucki gets re-evaluated, the Blue Jays should have a better sense of the lefty's timeline to rejoin the big club.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .242 105 20 5 24 3 1 2
Since 2016vs Right .261 310 47 28 72 15 4 5
2018vs Left .242 105 20 5 24 3 1 2
2018vs Right .261 310 47 28 72 15 4 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.64 1.20 44.1 2 3 0 6.9 2.4 0.4
Since 2016Away 4.89 1.43 53.1 2 3 0 5.6 3.5 0.8
2018Home 2.64 1.20 44.1 2 3 0 6.9 2.4 0.4
2018Away 4.89 1.43 53.1 2 3 0 5.6 3.5 0.8
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ryan Borucki 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.
K/BB
2.03
 
K/9
6.2
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
91.5 mph
 
ERA
3.87
 
WHIP
1.32
 
BABIP
.299
 
GB/FB
1.55
 
Strand %
71.3%
 
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Dealing with elbow discomfort
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
March 22, 2019
Borucki removed himself from a minor-league game Wednesday after experiencing elbow discomfort, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Fans five in strong outing
PToronto Blue Jays
March 15, 2019
Borucki allowed one run on three hits and a walk and struck out five over 4.2 innings Friday against the Phillies.
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Handcuffs Tigers
PToronto Blue Jays
March 6, 2019
Borucki threw three scoreless innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out four.
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Roughed up by Phillies
PToronto Blue Jays
March 1, 2019
Borucki allowed five runs on four hits and three walks over two innings while striking out one in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
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Fighting for final rotation spot
PToronto Blue Jays
February 14, 2019
Borucki is in the running for the last spot in the Blue Jays' rotation, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
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