Paul Fry

Paul Fry

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays AAA
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2023.
Sent to minor-league camp
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
March 20, 2023
Fry was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Blue Jays on Monday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
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Fry had more experience than most of the Blue Jays' non-roster invitees but didn't pitch well this spring. The veteran left-hander has struggled mightily with his control the last two seasons in the majors.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-11%
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-12%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .232 102 27 18 19 3 0 3
Since 2021vs Right .207 174 47 26 29 1 1 1
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .250 16 6 3 3 1 0 0
2022vs Right .222 45 8 6 8 0 1 1
2021vs Left .229 86 21 15 16 2 0 3
2021vs Right .202 129 39 20 21 1 0 0
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-12%
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ERA at Home
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-46%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 6.52 1.69 29.0 1 4 1 11.5 8.1 0.3
Since 2021Away 5.74 1.37 31.1 3 1 1 10.6 5.2 0.9
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 1.35 1.35 6.2 0 0 0 8.1 6.8 0.0
2022Away 11.37 1.74 6.1 0 0 0 11.4 5.7 1.4
2021Home 8.06 1.79 22.1 1 4 1 12.5 8.5 0.4
2021Away 4.32 1.28 25.0 3 1 1 10.4 5.0 0.7
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A bright spot in the Orioles' 2020 bullpen, Fry exactly doubled his K-BB% from 10.2% in 2019 to 20.4% last season. He shaved nearly three full runs off his ERA. Fry is an extreme groundball pitcher with a 57.8 GB% for his career -- that number has hardly budged in his three MLB seasons -- and when he wasn't getting groundballs or strikeouts last season, he was getting weak popups in the infield (12.5 IFFB%). Fry is something of a strange case in that he has reverse platoon splits so far in the majors, although it's not enough of a sample to say he fully owns those splits yet, and he has been nearly three runs better at home in Baltimore than on the road so far. This is not a closer profile, but the Baltimore bullpen is wide open and manager Brandon Hyde likes to mix and match. Chances are Fry ends up adding to his total of five career saves, if only by a couple.
Fry led the Orioles with 11 holds last season and also finished fourth on the team in saves with three. As a two-pitch, soft-tossing lefty, Fry has limited upside. He has gotten by thanks to a high groundball rate, with Fry ranking 14th among qualified relievers last season with a 58.0 GB%. He has some odd splits at the major-league level; same-handed batters have had much more success against him than righties, while Fry has been much better at notoriously hitter-friendly Camden Yards (2.91 ERA) than on the road (6.10 ERA) in his two big-league seasons. The Orioles' bullpen is in flux and top closer candidate Mychal Givens could be moved at any time, but it's difficult to imagine Fry taking on a greater share of the closer role and seeing anything more than a handful of matchup-based save opportunities in 2020.
Fry threw 37.2 innings in his debut season, finishing the year with a 3.35 ERA. His 22.6% strikeout rate and 9.4% walk rate were both around league average, but his ability to keep the ball in the park was his greatest strength, as he allowed just one home run. Some of that can be attributed to his high 57.7% groundball rate, though some of it was luck -- regression to his 4.5% HR/FB rate should be expected. Fry finished his rookie season with reverse splits, allowing a .254 wOBA to lefties and a .325 mark to righties. His reliance on a slider, which he threw 43.4% of the time, makes that split something of a surprise. It's unlikely Fry earns saves this season, but the Orioles lack established bullpen arms, so Fry will at least have a chance to carve out steady work in the middle innings.
Fry spent all of 2016 with Triple-A Tacoma, logging 55 innings over 48 games. His 2.78 ERA was very strong and supported to a decent extent by 10.6 K/9 and 0.16 HR/9 rates. In 2015, the southpaw had a double-digit strikeout rate and did not allow a home run all year (90.2 innings) -- it's that steady combination of strikeouts and groundballs has put Fry on the verge of reaching the major league. Fry's already on the 40-man roster, having been added in November ahead of the Rule 5 deadline. The biggest blemish from last season was his 5.1 BB/9 -- he never had that high of a walk rate at previous minor league stops -- and improvement in that area could land Fry in Seattle relatively early on.
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Catches on with Blue Jays
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
January 6, 2023
Fry signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Friday.
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Hits free agency
PFree Agent  AAA
October 7, 2022
Fry was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Clears waivers
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
August 21, 2022
The Diamondbacks outrighted Fry to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
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DFA'd by Arizona
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
August 17, 2022
Fry was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
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Sent down Friday
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 3, 2022
Fry was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
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