• Full name Ryne Thomas Stanek
  • Born 07/26/1991 in St. Louis, MO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 226 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arkansas
  • Debut 05/14/2017
  • Drafted in the 1st round (29th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013 (signed for $1,755,800).
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    The 99th overall pick in 2010, Stanek turned down the Mariners to attend Arkansas, and as a sophomore he helped the Razorbacks reach the College World Series, beating two-time defending champion South Carolina. He touched 97 mph with his fastball in that outing while mixing in both curveballs and sliders and a changeup here and there. He entered 2013 with high expectations and started slowly before finding his form. His fastball ranges from 92-98 mph, with long levers and twitchy athleticism that help him generate arm speed. His slider has real power in the 84-87 mph range when it's right, and he has improved the feel for his changeup. Stanek doesn't have the prettiest mechanics as he has adjusted to try to throw more strikes, shortening his stride to help him stay on top of the ball. Scouts also believe he lacks deception because he doesn't get consistent swings and misses with his fastball or slider despite elite velocity. He's averaged less than 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings over more than 218 college innings. A tweak here or there could unlock Stanek's frontline potential, but other scouts see him as a future closer or set-up man in the Daniel Bard mold.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014

Career Transactions

  • Houston Astros activated RHP Ryne Stanek from the bereavement list.
  • Houston Astros placed RHP Ryne Stanek on the bereavement list.

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