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Robbie Ray
Birthdate: 10/1/1991 (25 y, 5 m, 29 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/170     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 12, Pick: 1, Overall: 356, Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 1/10/2015  Risk: 2  ETA: 2015  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballSliderChangeupCommandFuture Value
55 / 6040 / 45+45 / 5045 / 45+40
RotoWire News: Ray has been working on his secondary pitches this offseason in addition to seeking ways to become more economical on the mound, the Arizona Republic reports. (2/28/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: To be able to strikeout 218 batters in 174.1 innings is impressive to say the least. Unfortunately, the high strikeout totals also came with a 4.90 ERA. Ray ran into a lot of bad luck, but he pitches in a bad ballpark and has had high BABIPs every season. He does not have great command, but you would be silly not to invest a late inning pick on a player with this much strikeout potential. Looking at the K% leaderboard, Ray finished fifth and was surrounded by some of the best pitchers in the game. There is a chance that Ray is in the Michael Pineda mold of tremendously high strikeout rates but bad everything else, but with only one such season on the books so far its worth making a bet that Ray was unlucky last season. ZiPS and Steamer both project him to be a useful fantasy starter -- far from an ace but certainly usable given his high strikeout totals. It will be important to follow his velocity this spring, as his velocity last year was higher across the board than it was in 2015. (Ben Duronio)

The Quick Opinion: Ray had god-like strikeout numbers but bad everything else last year. It's worth a gamble to say that he was unlucky last season, as not many pitchers possess the type of strikeout potential late in the draft that Ray has.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010Nationals (A-)000101.018.000.000.00.000100.0 %  0.00-0.52  
2011Nationals (A)230202089.09.613.840.30.30072.8 %  3.133.52  
2012Nationals (A+)41202221105.27.324.171.19.33259.7 %  6.565.18  
2013Nationals (A+)630161684.010.714.390.96.27381.2 %  3.113.97  
2013Nationals (AA)520111158.09.313.260.62.31771.1 %  3.723.55  
2014Desert Dogs (R)1104411.010.644.910.00.33366.7 %  2.453.00  
2014Tigers (AAA)7602019100.16.733.950.54.32670.5 %  4.224.05  
2014Tigers1409628.25.973.451.57.37659.6 %35.2 %11.6 %8.165.234.81-0.1
2015Diamondbacks (AAA)2309941.212.315.830.22.42271.8 %  3.673.12  
2015Diamondbacks51202323127.28.393.450.63.31173.8 %43.3 %7.3 %3.523.534.032.1
2016Diamondbacks81503232174.111.253.671.24.35268.7 %45.7 %15.5 %4.903.763.453.0
2017Depth Charts11902929164.010.493.501.01.32475.1 %  3.673.56 3.3
2017Steamer111002929168.010.033.520.96.29774.1 %45.6 % 3.623.593.713.3
2017Fans (14)111003232187.010.593.271.11.32775.4 %  3.793.60 4.0
2017ZiPS131003232176.310.973.471.07.33876.1 %  3.733.53 3.6
Total- - -143106461330.29.693.571.03.33969.7 %43.6 %11.8 %4.653.803.795.1

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010Nationals (A-)000.0010000  1.030000000002
2011Nationals (A)233.132020000  89.03757136313380128095
2012Nationals (A+)4126.562221000  105.24851228577144901113186
2013Nationals (A+)633.111616300  84.03416030299410470100
2013Nationals (AA)523.721111110  58.0255562824421061060
2014Desert Dogs (R)112.4544000  11.04695306000013
2014Tigers (AAA)764.222019000  100.14351065147644036175
2014Tigers148.16960001028.2136432626511002119
2015Diamondbacks (AAA)233.6799000  41.2187442117127101057
2015Diamondbacks5123.52232300000127.254512156509493820119
2016Diamondbacks8154.90323200000174.17761851059524714680218
2017Depth Charts1193.672929  00 164.0 14972671964 6  191
2017Steamer11103.6229290000 168.071014773671866 6  187
2017Fans (14)11103.793232  0  187.0 17285792368 7  220
2017ZiPS13103.733232  0  176.3 165787321684760215
Total- - -14314.65646100010330.2145734918717138131714121356

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010Nationals (A-)18.000.002.000.0066.7 %0.0 %66.7 %.0000.00.000100.0 %  -0.52
2011Nationals (A)9.613.842.500.3025.3 %10.1 %15.2 %.2191.22.30072.8 %  3.52
2012Nationals (A+)7.324.171.761.1917.7 %10.1 %7.6 %.2871.62.33259.7 %  5.18
2013Nationals (A+)10.714.392.440.9629.3 %12.0 %17.3 %.2031.20.27381.2 %  3.97
2013Nationals (AA)9.313.262.860.6223.5 %8.2 %15.3 %.2461.33.31771.1 %  3.55
2014Desert Dogs (R)10.644.912.170.0028.3 %13.0 %15.2 %.2251.36.33366.7 %  3.00
2014Tigers (AAA)6.733.951.700.5417.2 %10.1 %7.1 %.2731.50.32670.5 %  4.05
2014Tigers5.973.451.731.5714.0 %8.1 %5.9 %.3441.88.37659.6 %2121365.23
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Diamondbacks (AAA)12.315.832.110.2230.5 %14.4 %16.0 %.2751.70.42271.8 %  3.12
2015Diamondbacks8.393.452.430.6321.8 %9.0 %12.8 %.2481.33.31173.8 %86903.53
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Diamondbacks11.253.673.071.2428.1 %9.2 %18.9 %.2651.47.35268.7 %112903.76
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts10.493.503.001.01   .2431.29.32475.1 %  3.56
2017Steamer10.033.522.850.9626.3 %9.2 %17.1 %.2301.27.29774.1 %  3.59
2017Fans (14)10.593.273.241.11   .2461.28.32775.4 %  3.60
2017ZiPS10.973.473.161.07   .2491.32.33876.1 %  3.53
Total- - -9.693.572.721.0324.4 %9.0 %15.4 %.2661.45.33969.7 %111943.80

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Tigers0.8623.8 %35.2 %41.0 %7.0 %11.6 %10.8 %0.0 %35.8 %40.6 %23.6 %12.3 %52.8 %34.9 %4.781274.81
2015Diamondbacks1.2522.2 %43.3 %34.6 %6.5 %7.3 %6.5 %0.0 %36.6 %31.2 %32.2 %15.2 %49.9 %35.0 %4.051044.03
2016Diamondbacks1.4021.7 %45.7 %32.6 %10.3 %15.5 %4.6 %16.7 %35.3 %34.9 %29.7 %16.0 %47.4 %36.6 %3.59843.45
Total- - -1.2722.1 %43.6 %34.3 %8.4 %11.8 %5.9 %5.0 %35.9 %34.1 %30.0 %15.3 %49.0 %35.8 %3.85953.79

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Tigers374325341011208339547
2015Diamondbacks154123798101305482914282257
2016Diamondbacks21715510316106191114120353176
Total- - -4083212072724201156217838025980

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Tigers-0.66-2.611.96-12.24-1.320.850.850.710.588-1.200.4300
2015Diamondbacks0.35-9.129.488.180.820.970.970.871.0123-0.270.6400
2016Diamondbacks-1.45-14.6213.17-8.56-0.660.990.990.870.7932-0.85-0.6200
Total- - --1.76-26.3624.60-12.61-1.160.970.970.850.8563-2.320.5000

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Tigers61.6% (91.3)7.3% (81.1) 4.8% (76.0)26.3% (83.4)   
2015Diamondbacks71.8% (93.3)18.6% (82.5) 0.4% (78.6)9.2% (84.2)  0.3%
2016Diamondbacks71.1% (94.1)18.0% (85.1) 5.3% (81.6)5.7% (86.8)  0.4%
Total- - -70.5% (93.6)17.2% (83.9) 3.4% (80.7)8.9% (84.8)  0.3%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Tigers60.5 %2.2 %0.2 %1.3 %  3.5 %5.3 %  27.1 %   
2015Diamondbacks62.6 %9.4 %    20.1 %0.2 %  7.7 %   
2016Diamondbacks55.7 %16.1 %    22.3 %   5.9 %   
Total- - -58.8 %12.3 %0.0 %0.1 %  19.7 %0.6 %  8.5 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Tigers91.385.573.884.0  78.877.9  83.1  
2015Diamondbacks93.392.5    82.578.8  84.0  
2016Diamondbacks94.193.8    84.2   86.4  
Total- - -93.593.373.884.0  83.478.0  84.6  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Tigers-5.1-3.8 -0.4-3.0  -1.52-9.44 -1.41-2.06  
2015Diamondbacks2.1-5.0 0.62.4  0.13-1.19 7.641.16  
2016Diamondbacks2.4-1.4 0.0-10.3  0.11-0.24 0.02-5.76  
Total- - --0.7-10.2 0.3-10.9  -0.02-0.99 0.14-2.05  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Tigers-5.90.20.1-0.4  -2.10.6  -4.5  
2015Diamondbacks2.21.0    -1.8-0.4  0.3  
2016Diamondbacks13.1-9.8    -1.0   -9.2  
Total- - -9.4-8.60.1-0.4  -5.00.2  -13.5  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Tigers-1.791.995.45-6.11  -11.192.00  -3.06  
2015Diamondbacks0.160.45    -0.41-9.97  0.15  
2016Diamondbacks0.74-1.93    -0.14   -4.93  
Total- - -0.27-1.175.45-6.11  -0.420.55  -2.65  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Tigers23.9 %66.7 %44.1 %78.3 %90.7 %87.1 %47.2 %54.4 %5.7 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Diamondbacks30.0 %67.1 %46.8 %69.1 %87.0 %80.7 %45.3 %60.7 %9.0 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Diamondbacks29.0 %66.1 %46.5 %58.5 %83.2 %75.1 %47.2 %55.7 %11.6 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -28.9 %66.5 %46.4 %64.2 %85.3 %78.3 %46.5 %57.5 %10.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Tigers23.6 %64.7 %44.1 %76.9 %90.9 %87.1 %49.7 %23.2
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Diamondbacks28.3 %66.2 %46.8 %68.2 %86.4 %80.7 %48.7 %22.1
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Diamondbacks30.0 %63.7 %46.5 %58.0 %83.4 %75.0 %48.9 %22.9
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -28.8 %64.7 %46.4 %63.2 %85.3 %78.3 %48.9 %22.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014TigersP9628.2260001100 3   1.000 
2015DiamondbacksP2323127.29150001100 11   1.000 
2016DiamondbacksP3232174.13182023300 10   .913 
Total- - -P6461330.214392025500 24   .964 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014TigersP28.21  012              
2015DiamondbacksP127.2-1  0-1-1              
2016DiamondbacksP174.10  -120              
Total- - -P330.20  -121              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014TigersP28.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
2015DiamondbacksP127.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (13)
2016DiamondbacksP174.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)66.7%      (3)100.0%    (14)
Total- - -P330.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (2)75.0%      (4)100.0%    (30)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Tigers-0.8-0.6-0.2-0.8-0.6-0.1($0.4) 
2015Diamondbacks2.1-0.30.30.019.52.1$17.0 
2016Diamondbacks0.7-1.9-0.4-2.329.03.0$24.3 
Total- - -2.1-2.8-0.2-3.148.05.1$41.0 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Arizona Diamondbacks on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Jet Sports Mgmt
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Arizona Diamondbacks on 3/6/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitratio
    • Agent / Agency: Jet Sports Mgmt
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 5/16/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 12, Pick: 1, Overall: 356
    • Team: Washington Nationals
    • School: Brentwood HS