Ryne Nelson

Ryne Nelson

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Nelson worked as a back-end starter for Arizona in 2023, but it was an underwhelming rookie campaign with a 5.31 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 96:46 K:BB across 144 innings. His 7.4 percent walk rate was solid and consistent with his time in the minors, but he had a 15.5 percent strikeout rate and a 1.5 HR/9. He still made the postseason roster and had a minimal role prior to the World Series, when he allowed just one run over 5.1 frames of valuable long relief in Game 4. Despite that strong finish, Nelson likely won't enter 2024 with any guarantee for a rotation spot, especially since Arizona made additions in free agency. However, the right-hander still has plenty of upside and was encouragingly less reliant on his fastball last season, and he could be a solid back-end piece in 2024 if he's able to better utilize his secondary offerings. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#417
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in March of 2024.
Fans eight in win
PArizona Diamondbacks
June 14, 2024
Nelson (4-5) earned the win Friday against the White Sox, allowing one run on six hits and one walk over six innings. He struck out eight.
ANALYSIS
Nelson collected his third quality start of the season as he generated 13 whiffs en route to a season-high eight punchouts. The Arizona righty was especially sharp in this 95-pitch outing, as his entire pitch arsenal displayed increased velocity, led by a slider that was 2.1 mph faster than average. With this one-run performance, Nelson lowered his season ERA to 5.49. He is currently scheduled to make his next start against the Nationals on the road.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
83
Last 10 Games
82
Last 5 Games
89
How many pitches does Ryne Nelson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Ryne Nelson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .274 470 69 44 114 28 9 15
Since 2022vs Right .293 477 84 26 130 29 6 18
2024vs Left .262 132 18 9 32 7 1 5
2024vs Right .376 128 23 9 44 11 3 2
2023vs Left .294 304 42 33 77 19 8 9
2023vs Right .276 314 54 13 82 18 2 15
2022vs Left .156 34 9 2 5 2 0 1
2022vs Right .133 35 7 4 4 0 1 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-46%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-58%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 6.77 1.72 98.1 5 8 0 5.7 3.4 1.5
Since 2022Away 3.63 1.20 121.1 8 6 0 6.8 2.4 1.3
2024Home 5.74 1.63 31.1 3 2 0 6.3 2.3 0.6
2024Away 5.19 1.65 26.0 1 3 0 6.6 3.5 1.7
2023Home 8.25 1.92 55.2 2 5 0 5.0 3.7 1.9
2023Away 3.46 1.11 88.1 6 3 0 6.6 2.3 1.2
2022Home 2.38 0.97 11.1 0 1 0 7.1 4.8 1.6
2022Away 0.00 0.57 7.0 1 0 0 9.0 0.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Ryne Nelson 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 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
2.28
 
K/9
6.4
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.9 mph
 
ERA
5.49
 
WHIP
1.64
 
BABIP
.364
 
GB/FB
1.50
 
Left On Base
67.7%
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.5%
 
Spin Rate
2230 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.0%
 
Swinging Strike
8.7%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Nelson's 2022 season was quite the roller coaster. He gave up 43 earned runs over a 53.1-inning stretch from mid-April to mid-June, righted the ship somewhat over the next couple months, excelled over three MLB starts and ended the season on the injured list with shoulder inflammation. His struggles in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League shouldn't be a prohibitive factor in his 2023 outlook, especially given that he had success at Double-A and in a small MLB sample. Nelson threw his plus fastball (touches 98 mph, excellent rising action) 70% of the time while mixing in a couple breaking balls and a changeup. He showed impressive flashes against quality big-league hitters and should break camp in Arizona's rotation if his shoulder issue is in the rearview mirror. There is some risk that his reliance on his fastball will be exploited as hitters see him a second time, but Nelson has legitimately good stuff and size (6-foot-3, 184 pounds) and a clear opportunity.
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Labors in loss
PArizona Diamondbacks
June 8, 2024
Nelson (3-5) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out one over 3.1 innings to take the loss versus the Padres on Saturday.
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Fires 7.2 innings Monday
PArizona Diamondbacks
June 3, 2024
Nelson allowed two runs on six hits over 7.2 innings in a no-decision Monday. He struck out one during the win over the Giants.
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Falls to Rangers
PArizona Diamondbacks
May 29, 2024
Nelson (3-4) took the loss Wednesday against Texas, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out three.
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Silences Dodgers over five frames
PArizona Diamondbacks
May 23, 2024
Nelson (3-3) earned the win Wednesday, shutting out the Dodgers over five innings while allowing five hits and three walks. He struck out five.
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Not expected to start Wednesday
PArizona Diamondbacks
May 22, 2024
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said that Nelson is unlikely to start Wednesday versus the Dodgers as previously scheduled, Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com reports.
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