• Full name Ryan Peter Bruno
  • Born 01/04/2002 in Wellington, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 221 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Stanford
  • Drafted in the 7th round (205th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2023 (signed for $140,000).
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    School: Stanford Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.5
    Bruno had massive arm talent out of high school, to the point that scouts called him a potential day one talent, but control issues held him back from that status and he made it to campus at Stanford. Bruno has continued to struggle with control in college, but was an effectively wild reliever in 2022 who posted a 2.72 ERA in 39.2 innings despite a 19.8% walk rate. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound lefthander regressed to the mean in 2023, with similar peripherals but a 5.29 ERA over 34 innings. Bruno creates uncomfortable at-bats thanks to a lower, three-quarter slot and a slight crossfire delivery that adds deception. He has two potential plus offerings, starting with a fastball that averaged 94 mph this spring and has been up to 100. His secondary is a firm, upper-80s changeup that he used more than 20% of the time and generated an impressive 65% whiff rate. Bruno threw the pitch about three ticks harder in 2023 than he did in 2022, with scouts preferring the greater velocity gap of the 2022 version of the fastball/changeup combination, though his strikes increased from 59% to 66% year-over-year on the cambio. Bruno has also thrown a firm, upper-80s slider but almost never uses it. Bruno has top-100 arm talent, but day three touch-and-feel, which will make him a polarizing and high-risk profile on draft day.

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  • ACL D-backs Black placed LHP Ryan Bruno on the 60-day injured list.
  • LHP Ryan Bruno assigned to ACL D-backs Black.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks signed LHP Ryan Bruno.

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