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 picked up his 17th save of the season in the 2-1 win on Thursday in a makeup game against the New York Yankees. Pressly didn't allow a hit and didn't walk a batter while striking out two in his scoreless inning of work to shut things down. The 33-year-old right-hander has now recorded back-to-back saves, so there's a good chance he won't be available if a save situation arises in the first game of the weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Pressly imploded in a blown save and a loss last Thursday against the Yankees when he gave up four runs in just a third of an inning, but he's bounced back nicely with saves in his last three outings without allowing a single run while striking out five and walking none.
Houston Astros right-hander Ryan Pressly converted his 15th save of the season and finished off the Astros' combined no-hitter over the New York Yankees on Saturday. Pressly struck out two without allowing a baserunner over his inning of work. It was a nice bounce back for the Astros closer, who had a disastrous outing just two days ago in which he gave up four runs and blew the save against this same Yankees team. Although he has had some blow-ups and his underlying numbers are significantly worse this season, he has still been solid overall. That along with having manager Dusty Baker's full trust keeps Pressly near the top of the closer rankings.
Houston Astros reliever Ryan Pressly had a rough day at the office by blowing his third save of the season in the club's 7-6 loss to the Yankees on Thursday. The right-hander was handed a three-run lead to enter the ninth, but he promptly allowed two walks and then a homer to Aaron Hicks to tie the game before even recording an out. He would go on to allow two more singles, but was lifted in favor of Ryne Stanek who ultimately gave up the game-winning hit to Aaron Judge. Pressly now owns an underwhelming 4.26 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 15/8 K/BB through 19 IP. He has saved face with 14 saves on the year, but managers could use a little more help in his other roto categories.
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.