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Ryan Pressly
Birthdate: 12/15/1988 (28 y, 3 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/175     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 Rule 5 Draft - Round: , Pick: 4, Overall: 4, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $1.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Pressly has thrown five scoreless innings with four strikeouts and no walks in five appearances in spring training. He could be a contender for the closer role, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. (3/18/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Pressly bounced back from an awful lat injury that cost him most of his 2015 season to become one of the most trusted pitchers in the back end of Paul Molitor's bullpen last year. The 28-year-old Texan righty saw career-best marks in strikeouts and walks per nine and posted a 3.70 ERA that was backed by a 3.74 FIP. He still gives up a few too many home runs and allows too many base runners (1.35 WHIP) for comfort, but he has all the tools needed to be a solid back-end reliever. His velocity spiked in 2016 as he reached 95.2 mph on average with his four-seamer and 94.2 on his two-seamer, and both his slider (18.3% whiff rate) and curve (20%) are plus offerings. One final step forward could vault him into the conversation about who will close for the Twins in 2017, a title he'll be battling incumbent Brandon Kintzler and newcomer J.T. Chargois for. Ultimately, Pressly has the physical tools to pitch wherever the Twins need him to. Keep an eye on this situation in the spring, because Kintzler isn't a prototypical closer type, so Pressly could steal his job. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: Pressly has everything one would look for in a closer except results. He doesn't appear too far off from that. With that in mind, he's on the closer watch list heading into 2017.

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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-05-08MIN@BOS064103003234366
2013-08-05MIN@KCR061201000212647
2013-07-25MIN@SEA035103000213960
2013-06-22MIN@CLE062400002202343
2013-09-04MIN@HOU062202002182846
2013-08-18MINCHW042002000182139
2013-05-18MINBOS014101000181735
2013-04-12MINNYM025011000181836
2013-04-26MINTEX033013000172340
2013-08-14MINCLE024102001152237
2013-06-30MINKCR031400003151833
2013-09-26MINCLE011201001141630
2013-09-20MIN@OAK031102000141630
2013-06-26MIN@MIA014201000132033
2013-08-29MINKCR060200001121729
2013-08-02MINHOU030201101111526
2013-07-30MINKCR023102100102434
2013-06-09MIN@WSN00030100010919
2013-04-05MIN@BAL002011001101222
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-07-10MIN@TBR02110100091322
2013-05-24MIN@DET02210200091928
2013-09-13MINTBR0300010008917
2013-08-10MIN@CHW01200100081422
2013-06-19MINCHW03100100081018
2013-09-16MIN@CHW0120000007714
2013-09-11MINOAK0211000007916
2013-05-22MIN@ATL01200000071219
2013-04-30MIN@DET00220100071320
2013-04-23MINMIA01330000172229
2013-08-27MINKCR0220100006814
2013-07-21MINCLE02110000061117
2013-07-08MIN@TBR0111010016915
2013-07-05MIN@TOR03110100061824
2013-05-28MIN@MIL00210300161420
2013-05-20MIN@ATL01310100061521
2013-05-14MINCHW01120100061420
2013-04-09MIN@KCR03210100061218
2013-09-09MINLAA03100100251217
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-07-02MINNYY0102010005914
2013-07-12MIN@NYY02100110041317
2013-06-14MINDET012000000459
2013-05-30MINMIL0100001004610
2013-05-04MIN@CLE0211000004812
2013-04-04MINDET02100100041115
2013-06-06MIN@KCR000001000336
2013-06-02MINSEA01000200231114
2013-08-24MIN@CLE01120000021315
2013-09-23MINDET010000000112
2013-05-12MINBAL012010000134