Ryan Tepera

Ryan Tepera

35-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Tepera stepped in as one of the Angels' second-half co-closers last season, tallying five saves over the final two months after Raisel Iglesias was traded. The veteran barely gave up hard contact, as his 28.2% hard hit rate was among the best in the league. On the flip side, his strikeout rate plummeted more than 10%, from over 30% in the 2020-21 seasons, to just 20.3% last year. Tepera lost 1.3 mph on average from his slider (85.2 mph), which was still his most effective offering, but more hittable (.191 BA) than normal, thus leading to far less Ks. Tepera has one year remaining on his contract with Los Angeles, so if the Angels fall out of playoff contention, look for them to trade the right-hander. In the meantime, he should factor into the team's high-leverage mix to open 2023 with plenty of holds and the occasional save. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Angels in March of 2022.
Takes loss Tuesday
PLos Angeles Angels
October 4, 2022
Tepera (5-4) allowed a run on a hit and two walks with one strikeout in 1.1 innings, taking the extra-inning loss versus the Athletics on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Tepera did fine in the ninth inning, but he loaded the bases and then walked Shea Langeliers to end the contest. That also ended a 4.2-innings scoreless streak for Tepera, who has worked as part of a closer committee down the stretch. The righty reliever has a 3.77 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 47:20 K:BB with six saves, five blown saves and 17 holds in 57.1 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
9
How many pitches does Ryan Tepera generally throw?
 
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+
 
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 Tepera generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
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4th
 
 
 
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9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
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Extra
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .170 215 62 22 32 8 0 5
Since 2020vs Right .202 345 89 29 62 10 2 8
2022vs Left .195 91 19 8 16 5 0 3
2022vs Right .208 140 27 12 26 3 0 4
2021vs Left .135 84 30 8 10 2 0 1
2021vs Right .180 156 44 11 25 5 2 3
2020vs Left .188 40 13 6 6 1 0 1
2020vs Right .256 49 18 6 11 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-77%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.51 0.96 75.1 4 0 3 9.8 2.9 0.8
Since 2020Away 4.29 1.13 63.0 1 7 5 9.9 3.7 0.9
2022Home 2.56 0.92 31.2 4 0 3 8.8 2.3 1.4
2022Away 4.91 1.29 25.2 1 4 3 5.6 4.2 0.7
2021Home 2.76 0.92 32.2 0 0 0 10.2 2.8 0.6
2021Away 2.83 0.84 28.2 0 2 2 11.6 2.8 0.6
2020Home 1.64 1.18 11.0 0 0 0 11.5 4.9 0.0
2020Away 7.27 1.62 8.2 0 1 0 16.6 5.2 2.1
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Stat Review
How does Ryan Tepera 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
2.35
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
92.7 mph
 
ERA
3.61
 
WHIP
1.08
 
BABIP
.234
 
GB/FB
1.12
 
Left On Base
67.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2212 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.2%
 
Swinging Strike
13.2%
 
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Maybe Tepera's mistaken 2020 MVP vote wasn't inadvertent after all as he recorded a career best 2.79 ERA last season, along with a personal high 22.9% K-BB%. That said, Tepera was aided by a .223 BABIP, helping to keep his ERA below its estimators. He gathered a career high 21 holds, along with a pair of saves. Tepera's strikeout rate is closer-worthy, though he doesn't have the experience some teams want from their ninth inning savoir. Even so, Tepera's skills are mixed-league worthy, so he merits a roster spot in formats where dominant relievers are useful, then you never know as teams are distributing saves among multiple relievers nowadays.
Tepera was a solid bullpen contributor for the Cubs in 2020, fueled by a rise in strikeouts. The righty registered 31 strikeouts in 20.2 innings, good for a career-best 13.50 K/9. By comparison, Tepera had just 14 strikeouts in 21.1 innings a year earlier. He's had some decent strikeout seasons before, including a 9.39 K/9 in 2017 and a 9.46 mark in 2018 with Toronto, so his 2019 looks more like an outlier, though his 2020 rate is also probably unsustainable. Ultimately, the 33-year-old will likely settle in somewhere between those two extremes in 2021 while delivering an ERA in the mid-3.00s. Those are respectable numbers for a middle reliever but won't put Tepera in the closer conversation, which limits his fantasy appeal.
Tepera missed over half of the 2019 campaign due to elbow issues. He didn't look like his usual self when available, posting a 15.4 K% and a 4.98 ERA in 21.2 innings, a far cry from the 25.9 K% and 3.62 ERA he recorded the season prior. The 32-year-old does have 10 career saves, and after he signed with the Cubs, it's not out of the question that he adds a few more to that total this year if Craig Kimbrel fully implodes. It would take both health and a bounce-back performance for that to happen, however, not something which should be considered anywhere close to automatic for a player on the wrong side of 30. Tepera should be considered a run-of-the-mill middle reliever during draft season and doesn't merit a particularly close look until he proves himself worthy of closer consideration.
Roberto Osuna's suspension and a pair of blown saves from Tyler Clippard opened the door for Tepera to step into the closer role for Toronto. He seemed to take well to the job, posting a 1.98 ERA while going 6-for-6 in save chances in his first 11 appearances after taking over the ninth. However, after back-to-back blown saves in late June, Tepera was placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation, and he never found his footing upon his return. Tepera struggled to a 4.81 ERA and 4.1 BB/9 in the second half, collecting just one save along the way as trade acquisition Ken Giles took over closing duties. The skills weren't really closer-worthy anyway, even before he went down. His 25.9% K-rate for the season was fine but nothing spectacular, and his 9.1% walk rate and 1.25 HR/9 were both below average. He's routinely outperformed the ERA estimators, but the skills just aren't good enough to warrant much attention if he isn't seeing save chances.
Tepera completed a full season at the big league level for the first time as a 29-year-old in 2017, striking out more than a batter per inning, and racking up seven wins in relief for the Jays. In 73 appearances last season, Tepera entered the game in the seventh inning or later 64 times, as he became one of the key pieces in the bridge to closer Roberto Osuna over the course of the season. So long as Osuna is healthy, there is little reason to think that Tepera will pick up more than the occasional save opportunity, and barring the addition of another pitch to increase his whiff rate or improved control, it's difficult to imagine a scenario in which he'll improve his ratios enough to be a staff filler. Nevertheless, look for the veteran right-hander to reprise a similar role, perhaps settling in as a regular in the sixth and seventh inning if Toronto adds another high-leverage reliever to the mix during the offseason.
It was a bit surprising to see Tepera bounce back-and-forth between Triple-A Buffalo and Toronto in 2016. Not only was the 29-year-old impressive as a rookie the prior year (3.27 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 33 innings), Tepera also pitched well at the MLB level in his most recent season. Over 20 appearances (18.1 innings), the right-hander managed a 2.95 ERA and stranded 79.2 percent of hitters out of the Jays' bullpen. In fairness, Tepera's 3.75 FIP in 2016 wasn't good, and his 3.9 BB/9 was his worst mark since 2013 with Double-A New Hampshire. On the other hand, the middle reliever sports a good mid-90s fastball and has a history of limiting the long ball. With many holes to fill in their bullpen for 2017, the Jays will certainly afford Tepera a fair shot at earning a spot on the Opening Day roster in the year ahead.
Despite being bounced around between levels, Tepera had a solid year everywhere he went. Tepera started the season in Triple-A Buffalo and was electric there, forcing a move up to the Blue Jays for large chunks of the season. In the big leagues, he made 32 appearances, holding a 3.27 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP with a 22:6 K:BB ratio in 33.0 innings. Tepera’s biggest problem was keeping the ball in the ballpark, as he allowed eight home runs, more than two per every nine innings. The 28-year-old has had problems with home runs throughout his career, but never more than 1.3 HR/9. He should start the season in a middle-relief role for the Blue Jays, but his low strikeout totals hamper his total value.
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Converts sixth save
PLos Angeles Angels
October 1, 2022
Tepera struck out two in a perfect inning to earn the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
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Mops up save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 29, 2022
Tepera retired the only batter he faced to pick up the save in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Athletics.
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Earns win in relief
PLos Angeles Angels
September 28, 2022
Tepera (5-3) earned the win in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Athletics, firing a scoreless eighth inning during which he allowed one hit and did not record a strikeout.
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Picks up fourth save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 24, 2022
Tepera gave up one hit and no walks in a scoreless ninth inning of work to earn the save in a 4-2 victory over the Twins on Friday. He struck out two.
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Secures third save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 16, 2022
Tepera allowed one run on one hit and struck out one in the ninth inning to earn the save in Friday's 8-7 win over the Mariners.
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