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Robbie Ray

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2018 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

4.98

WHIP

1.52

K

32

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

2016 Robbie Ray was not as bad as his win-loss record and ERA. Conversely, he was not as good as his 2017 win-loss record and ERA either. The book on Ray has been: he is going to get a ton of strikeou...

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2018 ADP:  47.11

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/1/1991   BORN: Brentwood, TN   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Robbie Ray Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.95 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.

April 19, 2018  –  Robbie Ray News

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Ray struck out nine and held the Giants to two runs on five hits and three walks through six innings Wednesday night, but was stuck with a no-decision.

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Robbie Ray Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 18 A VER 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 19 A HAG 20 20 0 89.0 71 31 3 95 38 2 3 0 0 0 3.13 1.22
2012 20 A POT 22 21 0 105.2 122 77 14 86 49 4 12 0 0 0 6.56 1.63
2013 21 A POT 11 16 0 84.0 60 29 9 100 41 6 3 0 0 0 3.11 1.20
2013 21 AA HAR 11 11 1 58.0 56 24 4 60 21 5 2 0 0 0 3.72 1.33
2014 22 AAA TOL 20 19 0 100.1 106 47 6 75 44 7 6 0 0 0 4.22 1.50
2014 22 MAJ DET 9 6 0 28.7 43 26 5 19 11 1 4 0 0 1 8.16 1.88
2015 23 AAA REN 9 9 0 41.2 44 17 1 57 27 2 3 0 0 0 3.67 1.72
2015 23 MAJ ARI 23 23 0 127.7 121 50 9 119 49 5 12 0 0 0 3.52 1.33
2016 24 MAJ ARI 32 32 0 174.3 185 95 24 218 71 8 15 0 0 0 4.90 1.47
2017 25 A+ VIS 1 1 0 4.2 4 2 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.43
2017 25 MAJ ARI 28 28 1 162.0 116 52 23 218 71 15 5 0 0 0 2.89 1.15
2018 26 MAJ ARI 4 4 0 21.7 19 12 5 32 14 2 0 0 0 0 4.98 1.52
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3-Year Averages     27 27 0 154.7 140 65 18 185 63 9 10 0 0 0 3.78 1.31
Career  (View All)     96 93 1 514.3 484 235 66 606 216 31 36 0 4.11 1.36

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Robbie Ray Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 18 SF 6.0 5 2 2 1 3 9 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.98 1.52
Apr. 11 @SF 4.7 5 3 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.74 1.60
Apr. 5 @StL 6.0 2 1 1 0 5 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.73 1.55
Mar. 30 Col 5.0 7 7 6 3 3 8 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 10.80 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
16.7 12 6 6 2 11 24 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.24 1.38
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
21.7 19 13 12 5 14 32 1 2 0 2-0 0 0 0 4.98 1.52
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
21.7 19 13 12 5 14 32 1 2 0 2-0 0 0 0 4.98 1.52

Robbie Ray Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201826934002.182
201712349625205.216
2016185591143923.251

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201871231115303.250
2017542169659116218.195
20165911596014223321.272

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201811.010017646.551.64
201775.07409939134.081.35
201682.35609730115.361.57

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201810.710015813.381.41
201787.081011932101.860.99
201692.039012141134.501.38
Robbie Ray vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Tyson Ross SD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

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Robbie Ray Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 18 A VER 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2011 19 A HAG 20 20 89.0 9.61 3.84 2.50 0.30 73.6% 3.13 3.19 .304
2012 20 A POT 22 21 105.2 7.36 4.19 1.76 1.20 59.9% 6.56 5.01 .339
2013 21 A POT 11 16 84.0 10.71 4.39 2.44 0.96 78.3% 3.11 3.82 .271
2013 21 AA HAR 11 11 58.0 9.31 3.26 2.86 0.62 72.6% 3.72 3.42 .334
2014 22 AAA TOL 20 19 100.1 6.74 3.96 1.70 0.54 71.5% 4.22 3.89 .325
2014 22 MAJ DET 9 6 28.7 5.97 3.45 1.73 1.57 0.95 57.1% 91.3 MPH 8.16 5.29 .381
2015 23 AAA REN 9 9 41.2 12.45 5.90 2.11 0.22 77.1% 3.67 2.71 .421
2015 23 MAJ ARI 23 23 127.7 8.39 3.45 2.43 0.63 1.45 74.5% 93.3 MPH 3.52 3.59 .317
2016 24 MAJ ARI 32 32 174.3 11.25 3.67 3.07 1.24 1.71 69.4% 94.1 MPH 4.90 3.81 .370
2017 25 A+ VIS 1 1 4.2 23.57 4.29 5.50 0.00 66.7% 3.86 -0.61 .826
2017 25 MAJ ARI 28 28 162.0 12.11 3.94 3.07 1.28 1.17 82.3% 94.3 MPH 2.89 3.76 .280
2018 26 MAJ ARI 4 4 21.7 13.29 5.82 2.29 2.08 0.95 75% 92.7 MPH 4.98 5.32 .325
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.7 11.31 3.75 3.02 0.91 76.3% 3.30 3.26 .310
Rest Of Season     0 29 164.3 10.99 3.56 3.09 1.08 77.6% 3.25 3.50 .299
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3-Year Averages     27 27 154.7 10.77 3.67 2.94 1.05 74.6% 3.78 3.54 .327
Career     96 93 514.3 10.60 3.78 2.81 1.15 73.3% 4.11 3.81 .331

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Robbie Ray Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 127.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2016 174.3 0 - 2 0 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 162 -1 - -1 0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 21.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Robbie Ray    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.29 K/BB
WEAK
13.29 K/9
ELITE
5.82 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.98 ERA
POOR
1.52 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.32 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.325 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Robbie Ray: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ray allowed three runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Giants.

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Ray (2-0) picked up the win against St. Louis on Thursday, striking out nine and walking five while giving up two hits over six innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-1 victory.

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Ray's fastball velocity was clocked at an average of 92.6 miles per hour and peaked at 95 miles per hour during his season debut in Friday's 9-8 victory over the Rockies, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports. The lefty averaged 94.5 miles per hour on his fastball in 2017 and typically peaked around the 97-to-98 range.

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Ray (1-0) picked up the victory despite getting lit up for seven runs (six earned) in five innings in what eventually became a 9-8 Diamondbacks victory over the Rockies on Friday.

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Ray will start the Diamondbacks' second game of the season Friday against the Rockies, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Ray is scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Rockies, which would prevent him from pitching Opening Day on normal rest, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.

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Ray looks like the top candidate to start the Diamondbacks' season opener March 29 against the Rockies, Owen Perkins of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

If fantasy baseball pitchers were measured just in terms of strikeout rate, Ray might be among the first arms taken in drafts. He finished last season with an 11.3 K/9, which ranked second in the majors. Ray struck out 10 or more batters four times. Ray often racked up the strikeouts only to surround them with mediocre overall stats. Walks have been a big part of the issue. Ray walked 3.7 hitters per nine innings last season, which is in line with his career 3.6 BB/9. Ray's propensity for issuing free passes offsets his ability to miss bats and helps explain his 1.45 career WHIP. If -- and this is a big if -- Ray could cut down on the walks, he'd likely take off and post stellar fantasy numbers. Even if he does not improve upon last season's ratios, the strikeouts alone make him a solid middle-round investment in mixed leagues, and he should be particularly appealing for owners looking to supplement a low-ratios/middling-strikeouts starter taken ahead of him in drafts.

2016

Though his win-loss numbers didnít show it, Ray put together a solid 2015 for the Diamondbacks. He struck out 119 batters and compiled a 3.52 ERA (3.53 FIP) across 127.2 innings, and according to his 1.7 WAR, he was second the second best pitcher on the team, trailing only closer Brad Ziegler. It was a marked improvement from 2014, when Ray posted an 8.16 ERA in nine games (six starts) for Detroit. Ray could still probably stand to improve his control - he walked 3.5 batters per nine innings in 2015, which matched his 2014 rate. While he didnít join the rotation for good until June last year, Ray should be a staple in the D-Backs rotation at the outset of 2016. However, this is a team that has cycled through rotation arms with frequency over the past couple seasons, so if Ray struggles there will be another middling option waiting to take his place.

2015

The Tigers were high enough on Ray to make him the key piece in the Doug Fister trade prior to the 2014 season. Unfortunately, Ray's lone season in the Tigers' organization was a rough one. The 23-year-old lefty split time between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit. In 20 appearances for the Mud Hens, Ray went 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 75:44 K:BB ratio in 100.1 innings. His time in Detroit was even bumpier, but on the plus side, Ray did impress in the Arizona Fall League, allowing three earned runs and striking out 12 in 11 innings. Although it was a disappointing year, it was Ray's first taste of Triple-A and major league ball, and with a fastball that touches 93 mph, a changeup and an improving slider, there's reason for optimism heading into his first year with Arizona. Harnessing his control is the biggest obstacle Ray needs to hurdle before the start of the regular season. If Ray can nab the final spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation, he'll garner some interest in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

2014

Ray broke through at High-A last year and held his own as a 21-year-old after a promotion to Double-A, and the Nationals wasted no time cashing in his new-found prospect status by dealing him for Doug Fister. Ray's control remains a work in progress, and given the Tigers' recent failures to develop left-handers with similar profiles (Exhibit A: Andrew Oliver) he can hardly be considered can't-miss. However, if Ray does build on last year's success, a 2015 major league debut seems likely.