ROBBIE RAY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Effectively Wild Episode 1037: Season Preview Series: Pirates and Yankees

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a Robbie Ray ejection, Tom Hamilton’s Brody Chernoff interview, a quote about Mike Trout, a Takuya Nakashima shift, and a Terry Francona comment about Ryan Raburn, then preview the Pirates’ 2017 season with Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs and the Yankees’ 2017 season with Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal. Audio intro: They...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Herrmann's home run backs Ray's solid start

D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray turned in another impressive outing in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Tuesday in front of 10,131 fans at Salt River Fields.
Via Diamondbacks.com
7 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray remains in ‘a good place’

Left-hander Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks is working to improve secondary pitches and gain greater pitch efficiency Throughout spring training, Torey Lovullo, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, likes to refer to players “in a good place.” That description may intelligently fit left-hander Robbie Ray. Coming off a season of mixed reviews, Ray’s quest for […] Arizona...
Via Venom Strikes
15 days ago

National League's top up and comers for 2017

While the established stars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw need no introduction, and the big name prospects are having their name made by the plethora of ‘top 100’ lists that make minor league hype the machine that it is, there is a middle ground of young players spread around the game that provide the true building blocks of the game. Each team has them...
Via Yardbarker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ray emerges as strikeout ace but still working on efficiency

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With a devastating fastball, Robbie Ray can strike people out. He made that clear a year ago. The problem the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander had was staying in games long enough to make a difference, as well as giving up too many runs. Only three lefties -- Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale and David Price -- had more strikeouts than the 25-year-old Ray last season...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ray has the strikeouts, now needs some efficiency

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) With a devastating fastball, Robbie Ray can strike people out. He made that clear a year ago. The problem the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander had was staying in games long enough to make a difference, as well as giving up too many runs. Only three lefties - Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale and David Price - had more strikeouts than the 25-year-old Ray last...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Braves’ and Rays’ New Prospects

The Seattle Mariners made a pair of moves yesterday, the first of which featured the acquisition of OF Mallex Smith from Atlanta in exchange for pitching prospects Thomas Burrows and Luiz Gohara. They then turned Smith around and sent him to Tampa along with teenage INF Carlos Vargas and LHP Ryan Yarbrough for LHP Drew Smyly. Below are scouting reports on the prospects involved —...
Via Fangraphs
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller returning to Diamondbacks' rotation

The Arizona Diamondbacks are giving a second chance to a guy who has been a huge disappointment. According to Nick Piecoro of AZ Central, Shelby Miller will return from his minor league stint to start on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants. In eight starts with Triple-A Reno, Shelby Miller posted a 3.91 ERA with 55 strikeouts and 10 walks in 50 2/3 innings. — Nick Piecoro...
Via Sportsnaut
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Robbie Ray: A Diamondback Discusses His Arsenal

Robbie Ray has a 7-11 win-loss record and a 4.31 ERA. Neither is impressive. Some of his other numbers are. The Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander has a 3.53 FIP and his walks and strikeouts per nine innings are 3.2 and 11.2, respectively. His velocity is also notable. Ray’s heater is averaging 93.9 mph and topping out at 97. Six weeks short of his 25th birthday, he’s never thrown...
Via Fangraphs
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Robbie Ray Is the Newest Strikeout Madman

It’s still sort of hard to fathom how quickly the league-wide strikeout spike snuck up on us. And after a one-year plateau between 2014 and 2015, they’re back on the rise again. On the one hand, a statement like, “Present-day Robbie Ray would’ve been baseball’s strikeout leader as recently as 2010” speaks volumes toward the current state of baseball and how much has changed...
Via Fangraphs
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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