Ryne Nelson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 184 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/1/1998 (26)
Ryne Nelson Season Stats
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Ryne Nelson News
Arizona Diamondbacks right-handers Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly return from last season, while left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has been added to their starting rotation via free agency. Brandon Pfaadt seemingly has a leg up on the No. 4 spot given the way he pitched in the postseason. The fifth spot will be hard-fought between mainly righty Ryne Nelson and lefty Tommy Henry. Nelson spent the majority of the season as a starter for Arizona in 2023 and had a 5.31 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 96 K's in 144 innings but was demoted to relief late in the year. Henry was a bit more effective with a 4.15 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 64 strikeouts in 89 innings but was left off the postseason roster. Nelson has more upside as more of a strikeout pitcher, but either player could be useful in NL-only leagues if they win a rotation spot.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ryne Nelson has been promoted from Triple-A Reno to start a crucial contest Thursday versus the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander last appeared with the D-backs on Aug. 11 before he was demoted to the minors after surrendering six earned runs across three innings for the second consecutive start. It's been tough sledding for the 25-year-old in the big leagues this season as Nelson sports a 5.47 ERA across 24 starts along with a 5.15 FIP, 5.23 SIERA, and an 8.3% K-BB%. While he tossed four starts of 3.74 ERA ball at Triple-A, Nelson also posted a 6.33 FIP and tiny 2.3% K-BB% in his 21 2/3 innings with Reno. He will have a tall task on his hands Thursday against a Cubs offense that sits ninth with a .326 wOBA off right-handed pitching this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Ryne Nelson pitched well in a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Nelson allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings while striking out five and walking one, needing just 84 pitches to get through seven innings. The 25-year-old was credited with the win on Wednesday, improving his record to 6-5, to go along with a 4.82 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 73 strikeouts spanning 106 1/3 innings of work. Nelson's next start is scheduled to come against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
Ryne Nelson made his MLB debut for the Diamondbacks in 2022 and in just three starts, looked like he belonged and now has a chance to get the fifth starter job in Spring. Nelson's Triple-A numbers last year weren't that impressive, with a 10-5 W-L record, 5.43 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 128 KS in 136.0 IP (26 starts). In Arizona, Nelson had a 1-1 W-L record, 1.47 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 16 Ks (18.1 IP). Nelson has four pitches he can call upon with a fastball that averaged 93 MPH last year and a curveball that acts as a strikeout pitch. Nelson's slider has improved over the last two years and could easily give Nelson a third above-average pitch. Last year can be considered a step backward for Nelson after having a 3.17 ERA over 116.1 IP across High-A and Double-A in 2021 but scouts still believe he can be a solid Major League starter. If Nelson can claim the fifth starter spot to begin the season, he could offer fantasy value in deeper leagues, although as with all prospects, growing pains are to be expected. He's currently projected to make ~20 starts regardless of how Spring goes so taking Nelson with your last pick of the draft certainly isn't a bad idea.