Ryan Pressly Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/15/1988 (33)
Ryan Pressly Season Stats
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Ryan Pressly News
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly (knee) was unavailable out of the bullpen for Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters on Tuesday that Pressly is dealing with a knee injury, the same injury that has bothered him in the past. Baker also stated that he believes Pressly should be available to pitch on Wednesday, so it doesn't seem like anything serious. The 32-year-old right-hander has converted 25 of his 27 save opportunities this year while pitching to a 2.32 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. If he were to miss additional time, Kendall Graveman and Ryne Stanek would be the top candidates for save opportunities.
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly has pitched four straight scoreless appearances heading into Tuesday night's matchup against the Angels. Pressly is enjoying a fantastic season but has experienced a few bumps in the road as of late. The right-handed reliever was tagged for four combined runs in back-to-back appearances against the Mariners earlier this month and is posting a 5.40 ERA in the month of September. For the season, Pressly is 25-for-27 in save chances with a 0.92 WHIP, a 2.23 ERA with 77 strikeouts through 60 2/3 innings pitched.
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly will be looking to shake off a difficult series against the Mariners last week heading into Tuesday's action against the Rangers. Pressly is having a very strong season but was tagged for a combined four runs in back-to-back appearances against the Mariners. His ERA has been slowly climbing down the stretch, posting a 5.40 ERA over his last seven appearances. For the season, Pressly has converted 24-of-26 save opportunities with a 0.95 WHIP, a 2.34 ERA and 72 strikeouts through 57 2/3 innings pitched this season.
Ryan Pressly was hands down my favorite set-up man heading into 2020, as he had been nothing short of dominant since being traded to the Astros in 2018. When Roberto Osuna was placed on the Injured List and was slated to have Tommy John Surgery, I expected a top-five relief pitcher season from Pressly. But it turned out there was going to be a little adjustment period needed in the new role. Only Daniel Hudson had more blown saves than Pressly in 2020, as he blew four opportunities and finished with a 75% conversion rate. But Pressly suffered from some bad COVID-season luck as he experienced a career-high BABIP in the small-sample season, but boasted a shiny 2.81 FIP. Most of his damage came in his first two appearances of the season where he gave up three runs without recording three outs. The good news is Pressly went on to surrender only five ER over his next 20 IP, and his O-Swing%, Contact%, and SwStr% were all right on par with 2019. In fact, his 17.4 SwStr% was still top-10 among relief pitchers. Some early curveball struggles led to a lower usage (down 14% from 2019), which led to a career-high slider usage and frankly a different pitcher than we had seen in previous seasons. With the closer-adjustment period behind him, and a (hopefully) normal offseason ahead of him, I am confident the 2020 issues will be looked at as an awkward-season blip in future years. As Roberto Osuna was recently released, Ryan Pressly should be firmly entrenched as the Stros closers and warrants his current 124 ADP as a top-10 relief pitcher.