Ryan Borucki
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $573,800 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Grabs win in season debut
PToronto Blue Jays
July 27, 2020
Borucki (1-0) gave up a hit and a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday to pick up the win in a 4-1 victory over the Nationals. He struck out two.
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The southpaw was added to the 30-man roster earlier in the day and Borucki was put to work quickly, entering the game to begin the sixth inning and getting credited with the win by the official scorer. After a lost 2019 due to elbow issues, he'll look to regain the form that saw him post a 3.87 ERA over 97.2 innings in 2018.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Ryan Borucki generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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121+
 
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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 2018
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .250 121 25 8 28 4 1 2
Since 2018vs Right .271 349 57 33 84 20 4 7
2020vs Left .000 7 5 1 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .143 8 4 1 1 0 0 0
2019vs Left .571 9 0 2 4 1 0 0
2019vs Right .407 31 6 4 11 5 0 2
2018vs Left .242 105 20 5 24 3 1 2
2018vs Right .261 310 47 28 72 15 4 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
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-100%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.71 1.45 51.0 2 4 0 7.1 3.2 0.7
Since 2018Away 4.55 1.38 57.1 3 3 0 6.6 3.6 0.8
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0.00 0.75 4.0 1 0 0 20.3 4.5 0.0
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
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
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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
4.50
 
K/9
20.3
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.6 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
0.75
 
BABIP
.305
 
GB/FB
0.50
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
77.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2076 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
0.0%
 
Swinging Strike
19.2%
 
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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.
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Recalled by Blue Jays
PToronto Blue Jays
July 27, 2020
Borucki was called up by the Blue Jays on Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Heads to taxi squad
PToronto Blue Jays
July 23, 2020
The Blue Jays optioned Borucki to their taxi squad Thursday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Looks good over weekend
PToronto Blue Jays
July 13, 2020
Borucki looked sharp during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Should be ready for Opening Day
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
May 2, 2020
Borucki (elbow) should be ready to pitch when MLB resumes play, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
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Feeling good in recovery
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
April 16, 2020
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday that Borucki (elbow) has experienced no setbacks since resuming mound work in late March, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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