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 relief pitcher Ryan Pressly shut the door Thursday, striking out three of the four batters he faced to earn his third save of the postseason. The only blemish on his record in this 3-2 victory was a two-out walk to Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson. Pressly has yet to give out a run in 4 1/3 postseason innings while striking out eight batters. He'll continue to see plenty of action the rest of the way.
Houston Astros relief pitcher Ryan Pressly fired a scoreless ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. The right-hander earned himself his 30th save of the season during this contest. Pressley has converted 30 of his 34 save opportunities this season, which is fairly solid. He holds a strong 2.91 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 57/10 K/BB across 45 appearances this season. The 30-save mark is always a nice accomplishment for a relief pitcher.
The Houston Astros activated closer Ryan Pressly (neck) from the 15-day injured list on Friday and optioned Brandon Bielak to the minors in a corresponding move. Pressly was originally scheduled to be reinstated from the injured list earlier this week, but that was pushed back after he experienced more neck issues. Hopefully, the 33-year-old veteran right-hander is now good to go and can immediately return to ninth-inning duties for the first-place Astros. He didn't make any appearances on a minor league rehab assignment, so Pressly could be a bit rusty when he first pitches again in the big leagues. Expect Rafael Montero to shift back to a setup role. Pressly has a 3.11 ERA (2.08 FIP), a 0.93 WHIP, 25 saves and 46 strikeouts in 37 2/3 relief innings in 2022.
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.