Hyun-Jin Ryu Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/25/1987 (34)
Hyun-Jin Ryu Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Hyun-Jin Ryu News
Toronto Blue Jays starter Hyun-Jin Ryu was the hard-luck loser on Wednesday afternoon when the club fell 2-1 to the Texas Rangers. The soft-tossing lefty worked seven innings but he allowed both runs on seven hits. He produced an excellent K-BB of 7-0 and induced eight ground-ball outs. Rangers second baseman Nick Solak touched Ryu up for a solo home run in the first inning. Through two starts, he now has a 2.92 ERA with 11 hits allowed and a K-BB of 12-1 in 12.1 innings. In his first season in Toronto in 2020, Ryu posted a 2.69 ERA with a K-BB of 72-17 in 67 innings. He remains a solid fantasy option moving forward.
Toronto Blue Jays ace pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu helped get the club off to a strong start to the 2021 season with 5.1 innings of two-run ball against the high-powered New York Yankees offense. The veteran lefty allowed just four hits with a K-BB of 5-1. Catcher Gary Sanchez touched him up for a solo homer in the second inning. Ryu threw 92 pitchers in total and 53 of those were for strikes. The Toronto bullpen then threw 4.2 innings of shutout baseball to earn the 3-2 win in 10 innings. With injuries already taking a big bite out of the Jays' rotation to start the year, the club will rely heavily on Ryu for stability -- as well as the nine-man bullpen.
To the surprise of no one, the Toronto Blue Jays tabbed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to be the club's starter on opening day. The veteran hurler is in his second season with the Blue Jays after signing a four-year, $80M contract prior to the 2020 season. Ryu made his final spring appearance on Friday and struggled with his command. He allowed eight hits including a home run and three runs in four innings of work. Last season in the majors, Ryu posted a 2.69 ERA with a K-BB of 72-17 in 67 innings. He should be followed in the rotation by Robbie Ray, Steven Matz, Tanner Roark, and Ross Stripling. Ryu's first start of the year will come on the road against the New York Yankees.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was one of the few constants in a world of uncertainty in 2020. The $80 million free agent signing was exactly what Toronto needed as he led the team in starts (12), innings (67), wins (five), and strikeouts (72). Ryu's success predates the pandemic-shortened season, however. Dating back to 2018 with the Dodgers, Ryu has a 2.30 ERA supported by a 3.06 FIP across a 332 inning sample. Ryu keeps hitters off balance with an expanded arsenal, throwing all five of his pitches at least 10 percent of the time with a 17 MPH difference between his fastball and off-speed pitches. As a result, he's one of the elite pitchers in avoiding hard contact. His 3.2 percent barrel rate last season was among the best in the game and his 86.6 MPH average exit velocity over the last three years is in the top eighth percentile in baseball. Ryu isn't a strikeout artist, he has just a 22.3 percent career K-rate, but he'll put up solid ratios and pitch plenty of innings as the ace of the Blue Jays. He's a solid second-starter for fantasy and is fair value around pick 75 in fantasy drafts.