Ryan Pressly Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/15/1988 (32)
Ryan Pressly Season Stats
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Ryan Pressly News
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his ninth save of the season in the Astros 6-3 win over the Blue Jays. Pressly walked a hitter but picked up his second save in the past week. Pressly is enjoying a solid season, posting a 1.04 WHIP, a 2.16 ERA while striking out 25 hitters through his first 25 innings pitched this season. The only issue moving forward, however, is that the Astros offense rarely has put the team in situations for save opportunities. Pressly is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats and has secured the ninth inning role for a talented Astros team moving forward.
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly will head into Tuesday's action against the A's 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season. 18 innings into his season, Pressly has allowed only 15 hits, struck out 20 hitters and has not allowed a single home run yet. The right-handed closer is sporting a sparkling 1.00 WHIP and a 1.60 ERA and has quickly quieted any doubters as to whether Pressly could handle the closer's role. Pressly needs to be rostered in all fantasy formats moving forward.
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly has done an excellent job of locking down the ninth inning for the team through the first month of the season. Pressly is 4-for-4 in save chances with a 1.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts through his first 12 innings pitched. The veteran allowed a run in last performance on May 1 but the Astros should feel confident that they have their closer in place for the foreseeable future. Pressly will be a solid source of saves for fantasy rosters moving forward.
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.