Ryne Stanek

Position: RHP
Born: 07/26/91
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#29 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
1-0 with a 2.00 ERA and two saves in 14 games at Durham (Triple-A), striking out 25 while walking six and allowing 14 hits in 18 innings for a .219 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Durham May 13 when LHP Blake Snell was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 05/14/17

Debut Details
May 14, in an 11-2 win over the Red Sox. The fourth of six pitchers, he gave up one hit in one-third of an inning and inherited one runner who did not score. Of nine pitches thrown, four were for strikes. Coming on in relief of left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado with one out and Hanley Ramirez on first in the bottom of the eighth inning, he got Chris Young to line out to center field before Christian Vazquez singled to center, advancing Ramirez to second. Right-handed reliever Alex Colome then came in for Stanek and got Jackie Bradley Jr. to strike out to end the inning.

Player Notes
An ace for the University of Arkansas before he was taken by the Rays with the 29th overall pick in 2013, Stanek signed relatively quickly (July 2) but did not make his pro debut until 2014, whe he combined between the Rookie Gulf Coast League, Bowling Green (Class A) and Charlotte (High A) to go 4-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 13 starts, striking out 50 while walking 18 and allowing 60 hits in 58 2/3 innings. Armed with a fastball sitting in the high 90s - a pitch that Baseball America called the organization's best heading into 2017 - and a plus slider, he struggled with command and slowly was moved from a starter to a reliever, making it to the big leagues in his first season in the closer's role. In 2016, he combined between Montgomery (Double-A) and Durham to go 4-10 with a 4.30 ERA in 34 games, 11 of them starts, striking out 113 and walking 48 in 102 2/3 innings while allowing 86 hits. The previous summer he'd gone 8-5 with a 3.04 ERA in 25 games, 17 of them starts, between Charlotte and Montgomery, fanning 79 and walking 46 in 112 1/3 innings while limiting the opposition to 85 hits. Stanek was originally drafted out of Blue Valley High School (Overland, KS) by the Mariners in the third round of 2010, but heopted to head to Arkansas instead.