Ryne Harper
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Harper was a 29-year-old minor-league journeyman who had never pitched in the majors before a strong showing in spring training surprisingly won him a spot in the Minnesota bullpen. Armed with just an 89-mph fastball, Harper relied on a mix of breaking pitches, including two variations of the curveball -- one being a 60-mph lollipop. He threw a curveball on 60% of his pitches. His deception worked at first as he had a 2.92 ERA with a 9.2 K/9 before the All-Star break. The Twins began to trust him in high-leverage spots. The league appeared to catch up to him later in the season as he had a 5.71 ERA and just a 6.2 K/9 in the second half, which included a brief trip to Triple-A amidst his struggles. Harper may have a hard time winning a spot in Washington's bullpen to begin this season after being traded to the Nationals. He may just end up adding depth at Triple-A. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Twins in November of 2018.
Still in hunt for bullpen spot
PWashington Nationals
March 24, 2020
Harper posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB through six innings this spring.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander wasn't dominant, but he was solid enough in camp to stay in the mix for one of the last spots in the Nats' bullpen. Whether Harper is on the initial 26-man roster could end up depending on the shape of the regular-season schedule and whether the club feels the need to carry an extra long reliever/swingman to support the back of the rotation, or if it wants to stock up on middle-relief options like Harper.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Ryne Harper generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Ryne Harper generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .265 107 30 5 27 7 1 3
Since 2017vs Right .250 118 20 5 27 4 0 4
2019vs Left .265 107 30 5 27 7 1 3
2019vs Right .250 118 20 5 27 4 0 4
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.66 1.31 32.0 2 2 1 7.6 2.5 0.8
Since 2017Away 4.03 0.99 22.1 2 0 0 9.3 0.4 1.6
2019Home 3.66 1.31 32.0 2 2 1 7.6 2.5 0.8
2019Away 4.03 0.99 22.1 2 0 0 9.3 0.4 1.6
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ryne Harper compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.00
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
1.7
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
89.4 mph
 
ERA
3.81
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.313
 
GB/FB
1.07
 
Left On Base
72.0%
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.2%
 
Spin Rate
2092 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.7%
 
Swinging Strike
11.5%
 
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Traded to Nationals
PWashington Nationals
January 29, 2020
Harper was sent from the Twins to the Nationals in exchange for Hunter McMahon on Wednesday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
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Dropped from 40-man roster
PMinnesota Twins
January 24, 2020
Harper was designated for assignment Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Called up for stretch run
PMinnesota Twins
September 3, 2019
Harper was recalled by the Twins on Tuesday.
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Demoted to Triple-A
PMinnesota Twins
August 24, 2019
Harper was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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Collects first career save
PMinnesota Twins
May 28, 2019
Harper recorded the final out of Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Brewers to pick up his first save of the season.
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