Ryne Stanek

Ryne Stanek

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Houston Astros
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Astros in March of 2022, avoiding arbitration.
Earns first win
PHouston Astros
July 4, 2022
Stanek (1-0) allowed a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win Monday against the Royals.
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Stanek entered the game in the ninth inning with the score knotted at six and earned his first win of the season when Yordan Alvarez homered in the bottom of the frame. Stanked turned in his 24th consecutive scoreless appearance and has maintained a 24:9 K:BB across 20 innings in that span. Stanek has an excellent 0.67 ERA with eight holds on the season, though he is likely to be limited to a setup role.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Ryne Stanek 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 Ryne Stanek generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-65%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .230 219 55 30 43 5 0 8
Since 2020vs Right .172 343 101 46 50 10 0 5
2022vs Left .175 91 24 10 14 2 0 1
2022vs Right .198 133 38 21 22 5 0 1
2021vs Left .245 117 30 18 24 2 0 6
2021vs Right .148 173 53 19 22 5 0 2
2020vs Left .556 11 1 2 5 1 0 1
2020vs Right .194 37 10 6 6 0 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-5%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-62%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2020
Even Split
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.54 1.19 67.1 4 1 1 10.7 4.9 0.9
Since 2020Away 2.67 1.33 64.0 1 5 2 10.3 5.2 0.7
2022Home 0.64 1.04 28.0 2 0 0 10.6 4.5 0.3
2022Away 1.69 1.43 26.2 0 1 1 9.8 5.7 0.3
2021Home 3.75 1.17 36.0 2 1 1 11.0 4.8 1.3
2021Away 3.06 1.27 32.1 1 4 1 10.9 5.0 0.8
2020Home 5.40 2.70 3.1 0 0 0 8.1 10.8 2.7
2020Away 5.40 1.20 5.0 0 0 0 9.0 3.6 1.8
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Stat Review
How does Ryne Stanek 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
2.00
 
K/9
10.2
 
BB/9
5.1
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
98.4 mph
 
ERA
1.15
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.269
 
GB/FB
1.02
 
Left On Base
91.9%
 
Exit Velocity
84.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.8%
 
Spin Rate
2070 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.6%
 
Swinging Strike
15.6%
 
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Stanek was non-tendered by Miami last December and landed with the Astros ahead of the 2021 campaign. He joined a bullpen plagued by injuries that was not well defined beyond closer Ryan Pressly, but took advantage of the opportunity and landed Houston's setup role early in the season. Stanek appeared in a career-high 72 games and posted a respectable 3.42 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 10.9 K/9 in 68.1 innings. He logged three wins, two saves and 21 holds - all career-highs - and gained valuable experience pitching in high-leverage. However, his hard-hit metrics were below league average and his command was inconsistent, which led to a 12.8% walk rate that has been a recurring problem throughout his career. Stanek may be better served as a middle reliever than a late-inning arm, evidenced by Houston acquiring three higher-leverage relievers at the trade deadline last year. Don't expect an abundance of saves or holds.
Stanek battled a sore back in the spring, but the shutdown afforded him time to recover and break summer camp with Miami. Stanek gave up three earned runs in his first inning of work, then was one of several Marlins to be placed on the COVID-19 IL. He was activated in early September but continued to struggle with command and control, walking seven while surrendering two homers in nine frames. Stanek will enter 2021 the same way he did 2020, possessing a live arm capable of missing bats but with trouble finding the strike zone as evidenced by a career 28.6 K% and 11.7 BB%. Punchouts are always enticing, but unless Stanek figures out a way to throw more strikes, he's just another guy with a 97-mph fastball lacking control. The right-hander will have to start at the bottom of the ladder after being non-tendered and signing a one-year deal with the Astros.
Stanek will always be the original "opener" after starting 56 games for the Rays from 2018-19, totaling 83 innings in those starts. He even had a souvenir bottle opener with his likeness sold in team stores. Now, following a midsummer trade to the Marlins, Stanek has his eyes on a different role at the other end of the spectrum: closer. He did not fare well in his few save opportunities and his time with the Marlins was disappointing at large, marred by a massive spike in walk rate. Stanek was coming off a hip injury and there's hope that after a full offseason of rest he will be able to hold down a spot at the back end of the bullpen. Stanek averages close to 98 mph on his fastball and his swinging-strike rate has been 15% in all three MLB seasons. Jose Urena was the closer down the stretch but did little to impress, so the door would seem to be open for Stanek despite his struggles.
Stanek started the second-most games for the Rays last season with 29, though those all came in the opener role. He never threw more than two innings in any of his 59 total appearances. With only two pitches that he trusts to throw more than 15% of the time (fastball/slider), he seems well suited for such a role. It shielded him from facing hitters more than once and allowed him to post a 2.98 ERA in 66.1 innings. The question for fantasy owners is how valuable is a pitcher in that role? It hurts his chances at wins, but in leagues where starters and relievers are separated and which allow for daily lineup changes, he's very much on the radar. Stanek posted a 30.8% strikeout rate over a sizable workload, finishing with 66.1 innings despite not being called up until May.
Stanek has hair like Thor, and he has velocity like Thor. That is where the Syndergaard comparisons end. Stanek is now a full-time reliever with a big fastball, and little else. With Triple-A Durham, Stanek struck out 35 percent of the batters he faced and did not allow a home run in 44.2 innings. His strikeout rate dipped only slightly to 30.5 percent at the big-league level, but he allowed six homers in just 20 innings of relief with the Rays. He lacks a consistent secondary pitch, so when he falls behind, which is often, the opposition sits on the fastball and hits it hard. Stanek could take off if the command and a secondary pitch come along, but you should not roster him while waiting for that to happen. If nothing else, he's an interesting name to remember if the aforementioned skills growth occurs should the Rays have a ninth-inning vacancy down the road.
Stanek spent most of 2016 in Double-A Montgomery before finishing the season with Triple-A Durham. With Tampa's Double-A affiliate, the 25-year-old right-hander showed some promising flashes in his 11 starts, posting a 3.79 ERA while registering a solid 10.5 K/9 in 78.1 innings of work. His performance took a turn for the worse when he got to Triple-A. While generating strikeouts was Stanek's calling card at Double-A, his strikeout rate decreased to a disappointing 8.1 K/9 albeit in a small sample size. Additionally, Stanek produced a 5.92 ERA during his stint with Triple-A Durham, the highest of any stop in his career. Nonetheless, he showed enough promise for the Rays to add him to their 40-man roster following the 2016 season and thus shield him from the Rule 5 draft. Stanek will likely begin the season at Triple-A, but could possibly earn an eventual promotion to Tampa's major league bullpen if he steps up his performance in 2017.
When fully healthy, Stanek features a heavy sinking fastball that can sit in the mid-to-high 90s and a wipeout slider. Unfortunately, he missed a month and a half at the end of the 2014 season with shoulder fatigue, which is not a good sign, considering he had pitched just 55.2 innings to that point. He was able to make two rehab starts (a total of three innings) in late August, but questions remain about his ability to withstand the workload of a full season as a starter, especially with a slight 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame. Prior to being shut down, he spend most of last season at Low-A Bowling Green, posting a 3.63 ERA and a 46:13 K:BB ratio in 44.2 innings. The Rays have every reason to continue to work the 23-year-old righty as a starter, presumably at High-A Charlotte to begin 2015, but there is a good chance he will be a late-innings reliever when it is all said and done.
Stanek was selected by the Rays in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft out of Arkansas. Though he agreed to a contract, he did not play in any games at the professional level in his first season in the organization. He fell a little in the draft due to some injury concerns in his evaluations, but he is a tall fireballer with some nice breaking pitches and the Rays could groom him into a solid starter. Since he did not play professionally in 2013, it is uncertain exactly where he'll be assigned in 2014. Being a college right-hander, Stanek could rise through the system quickly if he puts aside the injury concerns.
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Converts first save
PHouston Astros
April 27, 2022
Stanek allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one in one inning to record a save against the Rangers on Wednesday.
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Throws clean frame
PHouston Astros
April 18, 2022
Stanek did not allow a baserunner or strike out any hitters in a scoreless inning Sunday against the Mariners.
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Available despite tight back
PHouston Astros
April 16, 2022
Stanek is experiencing some tightness in his back Saturday but is available to pitch against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Won't need arbiter
PHouston Astros
March 22, 2022
Stanek and the Astros agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.1 million deal Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Earns relief win
PHouston Astros
October 16, 2021
Stanek (2-0) tossed a perfect one-third of an inning to earn the win in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Friday.
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