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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-1-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 8 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
-0.22014
2.62015
1.92016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 DET MLB 9 6 28.7 43 11 19 5 .256 111 13.5 3.5 1.6 6.0 40% .376 .334 1.88 5.25 8.16 114 5.35 -0.2
2015 ARI MLB 23 23 127.7 121 49 119 9 .260 103 8.5 3.5 0.6 8.4 45% .311 .264 1.33 3.55 3.52 91 3.37 2.6
2016 ARI MLB 15 15 80.3 89 35 93 12 .260 102 10.0 3.9 1.3 10.4 46% .350 .285 1.54 4.20 4.59 92 3.95 1.3
CareerMLB4744236.72539523126.2591039.63.61.08.845%.333.2801.473.984.45953.803.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2010 VER A- 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 .283 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 -.013 0.00 -0.53 0.00
2011 HAG A 20 20 89.0 71 38 95 3 .260 107 7.2 3.8 0.3 9.6 41% .300 .231 1.22 3.52 3.13
2012 POT A+ 22 21 105.7 122 49 86 14 .266 99 10.4 4.2 1.2 7.3 35% .332 .301 1.62 5.18 6.56
2013 POT A+ 16 16 84.0 60 41 100 9 .251 107 6.4 4.4 1.0 10.7 45% .273 .234 1.20 3.97 3.11
2013 HAR AA 11 11 58.0 56 21 60 4 .267 95 8.7 3.3 0.6 9.3 45% .317 .275 1.33 3.55 3.72
2014 DET MLB 9 6 28.7 43 11 19 5 .256 111 13.5 3.5 1.6 6.0 40% .376 .334 1.88 5.25 8.16
2014 TOL AAA 20 19 100.3 106 44 75 6 .247 102 9.5 3.9 0.5 6.7 36% .326 .257 1.50 4.05 4.22
2015 ARI MLB 23 23 127.7 121 49 119 9 .260 103 8.5 3.5 0.6 8.4 45% .311 .264 1.33 3.55 3.52
2015 RNO AAA 9 9 41.7 44 27 57 1 .260 116 9.5 5.8 0.2 12.3 44% .422 .265 1.70 3.12 3.67
2016 ARI MLB 15 15 80.3 89 35 93 12 .260 102 10.0 3.9 1.3 10.4 46% .350 .285 1.54 4.20 4.59

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 547 0.4936 0.4388 0.8333 0.6407 0.2419 0.8786 0.7164 0.1667
2015 2249 0.4913 0.4629 0.7858 0.6480 0.2841 0.8394 0.6677 0.2142
2016 1498 0.4900 0.4399 0.7511 0.6104 0.2762 0.8281 0.5877 0.2489
Career42940.49110.45180.77970.6340.2760.84050.6460.2203

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-02 2014-06-11 Minors 9 0 Right Hand Blister -
2012-04-06 2012-05-03 Minors 27 25 Right Arm Tendonitis Biceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ARI $521,000
2015 ARI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$521,000
1 yrTotal$521,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 7 dLegacy Agency1 year/$0.521M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2016). Re-signed by Arizona 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015). Re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Detroit 5/6/14. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Detroit 12/5/14.
  • Acquired by Detroit in trade from Washington 12/3/13.
  • Drafted by Washington 2010 (12-356) (Brentwood HS, Tenn.). $0.799M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .273 .316 .428 .252
11 vs R (Multi) .263 .347 .420 .279
18 Split (Multi) .010 -.031 .008 -.027
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .262 .307 .415 .242
31 vs R (2015) .252 .339 .394 .272
38 Split (2015) .009 -.032 .021 -.030
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Are you trying to sell Robbie Ray if anyone is buying in a deep dynasty league? Or would you prefer to hold on and see how real this breakout is?
(Nate from Grand Rapids)
I'd sell, although I believe in him enough that I'm not simply just giving him away in the belief that he's going to turn back into a pumpkin. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)The Nationals have traded a number of pitching prospects the last several years, and some have been regifted (I mean traded again since). I assume Alex Meyer would be number 1, but how would you rank the others of Robbie Ray, Nathan Karns, Brad Peacock, Ian Krol and Tommy Milone? It seems for the most part that the Nats haven't suffered too badly yet.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
They've certainly chosen the right guys to give away, huh? Meyer is clearly in a tier above anyone else right now. Would probably go Ray, Karns, Peacock, Milone, Krol, but it's not pretty. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please throw out a few SP with expected near-term ETAs but mid-rotation upside a la Matt Wisler? Bigger names/higher upside guys are already rostered and looking for some draft targets. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
How about: Kingham, Marco Gonzales, Eduardo Rodriguez, Rafael Montero, Robbie Ray, Luke Jackson, Jake Thompson (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Max Scherzer leaves Detroit in the off-season, who is more likely to replace his spot in the rotation, Robbie Ray or somebody who's currently outside of the organization?
(Curtis from Michigan)
Ray, or Drew VerHagen and 100/1 odds on Josh Beckett. (Matt Sussman)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)In five years, who is the best player: Willy Adames, Derek Hill, Jake Thompson, Robbie Ray, Nick Castellanos?
(Tigersfan from MI)
Hill has the highest ceiling, but I'll go Castellanos. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robbie Ray....10 words...go !
(Fred from Frankfurt)
Needs injury for a chance, has a #3 upside overall (Paul Sporer)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Is Robbie Ray's curve/slider really that bad or did he just have no confidence in throwing it during his starts with the Tigers. Obviously he faced some low end offences in his first two starts, but the Ranges rocked him (zero command that day). The change looks like a good pitch for him and it looks like he has a good feel for it, and the fastball also looks like a solid pitch. I still have high hopes for the guy, but what do you Ultimately see him as? DD says number 3 upside, but that breaking pitch seems like it has a long way to go.
(Zack from Windsor)
The curveball needs some work. He has trouble generating spin right now. I see him as more of a #4 type, with a solid avg fastball, a plus change up, and a fringy CB down the line. He can help in a major league rotation as soon as 2015. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Pitching "mechanics" question: What are your thoughts of Robbie Ray? Does he have the consistent stuff to control a 3-spot in the rotation?
(Silverback38 from VA)
I haven't watched Ray yet, but I look forward to evaluating his MLB performance. Rain check? (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)There is some recent talks of Robbie Ray possibly sliding into the starting rotation this year. What are you thoughts on him?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Should be a solid starter for the Tigers. Not a frontline guy, but that's okay. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the price paid by Detroit lead you to believe they see Robbie Ray as an important piece of their future rotation? Also, will Eraser deliver the kind of season you were anticipating 12 months ago?
(Oliver from Boston)
Absolutely. They have to view him as a potential 3. I trust their ability to identify talent, but I really believe Fister should've netted more. (Paul Sporer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Robbie Ray has thrown 4,366 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (82mph).