Ryan Yarbrough Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 29 (December 31, 1991) | 6' 5" | 205lbs. | Throws: Left Minors: p-5
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM AAA 2017 13 6 0 0 26 26 157.1 144 20 39 159 3.43 1.16 1.23 2.2 9.1 .303 n/a
TAM AL 2018 16 6 0 0 38 6 147.0 140 18 50 128 3.92 1.29 1.31 3.1 7.8 .299 38/25/37 14 14
TAM AAA 2019 2 1 0 0 5 4 26.0 24 2 3 35 3.81 1.04 1.10 1.0 12.1 .365 n/a
TAM AL 2019 11 6 0 0 28 14 141.1 121 15 20 117 4.14 1.00 1.09 1.3 7.5 .274 44/20/36 20 18
TAM AL 2020 1 4 0 0 11 9 55.2 54 5 12 44 3.56 1.19 1.21 1.9 7.1 .303 42/29/29 9 11
TAM AL 2021 9 7 0 0 30 21 155.0 163 25 27 117 5.11 1.23 1.38 1.6 6.8 .301 36/24/40 3 6
Career 4yrs 37 23 0 0 107 50 499.0 478 63 109 406 4.31 1.18 1.26 2.0 7.3 .293 n/a
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Interesting observation by Eno Sarris at The Athletic: 

The one place where the Red Sox were superior, before and during this series, was with their starting pitching depth. Not depth as in how far they can go into a game, but depth as in how many starters they have to begin with. Boston got incredibly important contributions from Houck and Pivetta, both starters that didn’t start a game, while the Rays chose to leave Ryan Yarbrough off the playoff roster and also traded away Rich Hill midseason, leaving them with basically three starting pitchers for the postseason.

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Alex Patton Alex
Oct 14

Ryan Yarbrough (P) TB - Jun. 21
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Yarbrough will work as a primary pitcher behind opener Andrew Kittredge in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yarbrough will function as a bulk reliever for the fifth time this season, with his other 10 appearances coming in a traditional starting role. Entering the game out of the bullpen could result in Yarbrough's innings count being slightly lower, but it should increase his chances of factoring into any decision. In his prior four appearances as a bulk reliever, Yarbrough has allowed two runs on 12 hits and five walks while striking out 17 over 18 innings.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 22

Stathead Spotlight: Ryan Yarbrough

Most recent Rays pitchers to throw a complete game

PlayerDateTmOppRsltIPH
Ryan Yarbrough2021‑06‑03 TBR NYYW 9‑2 9.06
Matt Andriese2016‑05‑14 TBR OAKW 6‑0 9.02
Chris Archer2015‑08‑20 TBR HOUW 1‑0 9.01
Drew Smyly2014‑08‑22 TBR TORW 8‑0 9.02
David Price2014‑05‑13 TBR SEAW 2‑1 9.06
David Price2014‑04‑22 TBRMINW 7‑3 9.06

See the full list at Stathead.com's Pitching Game Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 4

He'll get his wins, no worries there.

Ryan Yarbrough (P) TB - Apr. 24

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Yarbrough served as a bulk-inning reliever, pitching 5.2 scoreless innings on three hits and one walk while striking out six in the win Saturday over the Blue Jays. He did not factor in the decision.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yarbrough once again entered the game as a bulk-inning reliever after Brent Honeywell pitched the first inning. Yarbrough dealt 5.2 scoreless innings and six strikeouts for his best performance of the season. The 29-year-old didn't receive the win, but he kept the Rays in the game for what led to the win. He's pitched much better in 10.2 innings as a bulk-inning reliever with a 0.88 ERA compared to 16.2 innings as a traditional starter with a 6.48 ERA.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 25

He doesn't throw hard and batters don't hit him hard. Some of his owners love to watch him pitch, others can't bear to.

Ryan Yarbrough (P) TB - Mar. 23

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Yarbrough still has manager Kevin Cash's confidence despite his rocky third spring start against Atlanta, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "The reason Yarbs is good is because his stuff's good," Cash said. "He can really pitch. His changeup's been a weapon that he can throw at any point, any count, [and] I always feel like the cutter has been the equalizer for him to the right-handed hitter."

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yarbrough had a bit of a rollercoaster outing against Atlanta's regulars Sunday, retiring the first and last four batters he faced but also allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits and a walk over four innings while getting pulled twice by Cash. However, Yarbrough had mostly breezed through his first two spring starts; moreover, he owns a combined 28-16 record and 3.94 ERA over the last three seasons and has generated the lowest average exit velocity (84.6 mph) of any pitcher with at least 300 innings since 2018.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 24
Percentiles: FBv 0 FBs 10 CBs 25 Barrel 65 EV 99 xSLG 54 xERA 57
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

Five lowest exitvelocities this year (minimum 100 TBF):

Ryan Yarbrough 82.6

Kenley Jansen 82.7

Max Fried 83.4

Devin Williams 83.7

Michael Lorenzen 84.4

The average fastballs of these five:

Ryan Yarbrough 87.4

Kenley Jansen 92.4

Max Fried 93.0

Devin Williams 96.5

Michael Lorenzen 96.7

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 17 '20
Fangraphs: FB 23% FBv 87.4 EV 82.6 HardHit 25% HR/FB 10% LD%+ 133 FIP 3.80
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20