26-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks
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...
Robbie Ray Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $3.95 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.
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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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Robbie Ray||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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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.6 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.4 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.4 IP/G
Robbie Ray Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|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||30||167.6||10.97||3.56||3.08||1.08||–||77.6%||–||3.26||3.51||.299|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Robbie Ray||3-Year Averages||27||27||154.7||10.77||3.67||2.94||1.05||–||74.6%||–||3.78||3.54||.327|
Robbie Ray Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Robbie Ray As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster
MajorsAhmed, Nick (SS)
AAABarrett, Jake (P)
AAAcevedo, Andury (P)
A+Byler, Austin (1B)
ABasabe, Luis Alejandro (2B)
RookieCaballero, Jose (2B)
Robbie Ray: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.
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.