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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-25-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
3.62014
2015
0.12016
1.82017
1.02018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 LAN MLB 30 30 192.0 14 8 0 182 49 154 15 .253 98 8.5 2.3 0.7 7.2 52% .296 .239 1.20 3.21 3.00 87 3.11 74.6 4.3
2014 LAN MLB 26 26 152.0 14 7 0 152 29 139 8 .254 95 9.0 1.7 0.5 8.2 50% .319 .248 1.19 2.59 3.38 84 2.91 71.4 3.6
2016 LAN MLB 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 8 2 4 1 .257 84 15.4 3.9 1.9 7.7 50% .412 .413 2.14 5.54 11.57 103 3.43 75.9 0.1
2017 LAN MLB 25 24 126.7 5 9 1 128 45 116 22 .262 93 9.1 3.2 1.6 8.2 48% .299 .278 1.37 4.76 3.77 97 4.28 91.1 1.8
2018 LAN MLB 6 6 29.7 3 0 0 16 10 36 3 .243 100 4.9 3.0 0.9 10.9 57% .200 .195 0.88 3.12 2.12 74 2.66 60.0 0.9
CareerMLB8887505.03625148613544949.255968.72.40.98.051%.301.2511.233.433.33883.2575.211.1

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 LAN MLB 30 30 192.0 14 8 0 182 49 154 15 .253 98 8.5 2.3 0.7 7.2 52% .296 .239 1.20 3.21 3.00 87 3.11 74.6
2014 LAN MLB 26 26 152.0 14 7 0 152 29 139 8 .254 95 9.0 1.7 0.5 8.2 50% .319 .248 1.19 2.59 3.38 84 2.91 71.4
2016 LAN MLB 1 1 4.7 0 1 0 8 2 4 1 .257 84 15.4 3.9 1.9 7.7 50% .412 .413 2.14 5.54 11.57 103 3.43 75.9
2016 RCU A+ 5 5 18.0 1 1 0 15 1 14 2 .276 92 7.5 0.5 1.0 7.0 45% .241 .248 0.89 3.76 2.00 93 3.63 71.6
2016 OKL AAA 3 3 9.7 0 1 0 17 0 9 2 .278 100 15.8 0.0 1.9 8.4 44% .441 .353 1.76 4.54 8.38 100 4.56 92.6
2017 LAN MLB 25 24 126.7 5 9 1 128 45 116 22 .262 93 9.1 3.2 1.6 8.2 48% .299 .278 1.37 4.76 3.77 97 4.28 91.1
2018 LAN MLB 6 6 29.7 3 0 0 16 10 36 3 .243 100 4.9 3.0 0.9 10.9 57% .200 .195 0.88 3.12 2.12 74 2.66 60.0

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
2013 3052 0.5069 0.4423 0.7993 0.5863 0.2944 0.8688 0.6569 0.2007
2014 2330 0.5223 0.4519 0.7816 0.5933 0.2974 0.8767 0.5740 0.2184
2016 85 0.5294 0.4824 0.7561 0.6667 0.2750 0.8333 0.5455 0.2439
2017 2118 0.4334 0.4358 0.7400 0.6144 0.2992 0.8457 0.5738 0.2600
2018 462 0.4848 0.4091 0.7249 0.5848 0.2437 0.8015 0.5517 0.2751
Career80470.4910.44190.77380.59650.29340.86080.60380.2262

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
2014-09-13 - DTD - - Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2014-08-14 2014-08-31 15-DL 17 14 Right Hip Strain Gluteus -
2014-04-28 2014-05-21 15-DL 23 20 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-05-29 2013-06-07 DTD 9 9 - Foot Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-05-29 - DTD - - - Foot Contusion Batted Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 LAN $7,833,334
2017 LAN $7,833,334
2016 LAN $7,833,333
2015 LAN $4,833,333
2014 LAN $4,333,333
2013 LAN $3,333,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$28,166,666
2018Current$7,833,334
6 yrPvs + Cur$36,000,000
6 yrTotal$36,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dScott Boras6 years/$36M (2013-18)

Details
  • 6 years/$36M (2013-18). Signed by LA Dodgers 12/9/12. $5M signing bonus. 13:$2.5M, 14:$3.5M, 15:$4M, 16:$7M, 17:$7M, 18:$7M. With 750 IP in 2013-17, Ryu may opt out after 2017 season.
  • LA Dodgers paid $25.7M posting fee for right to negotiate with Ryu 11/10/12.
  • 2006-12: Hanwha Eagles of South Korea

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .271 .306 .397 .266
11 vs R (Multi) .262 .307 .392 .256
18 Split (Multi) .009 -.000 .005 .010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .200 .200 .600 .284
31 vs R (2016) .412 .474 .765 .447
38 Split (2016) -.212 -.274 -.165 -.163
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-08-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Greg, in a points league would you rather have Jason Heyward ($12) and Jesse Winker ($1) for Rusney Castillo ($4), Matt Shoemaker ($1), and Hyun-Jin Ryu ($2)? I am looking for some long term OF help.
(Matthew from Twin Cities)
Heyward and Winker and it's not even close (Greg Wellemeyer)
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hyun-Jin Ryu is apparently mimicking Kershaw's slider and Beckett's curve these days. According to pitchfx, how well is he doing it?
(Daniel Dinosaur from Chicago)
Is that why the dodgers are winning so many games? The sliders don't look the same (in terms of spin), and the curves don't either. I guess the grip isn't everything. (Noah Woodward)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)International signings seem to have huge benefits: (Cespedes, Wei-Yin Chen, Darvish, Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu). Who are a couple of the next big players we should look out for?
(Silverback38 from VA)
There's not much coming out of Japan. Kenta Maeda is the next pitcher who will come over (likely for 2015), but he's a soft-tossing #4 profile. Cuba has some good hitters in Jose Fernandez and Yasmani Tomas, but who knows when or if they'll defect. (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect from Hyun-Jin Ryu this year? Regression?
(Joe from Indiana)
We talked about this a bit on Flags Fly Forever, I do expect him to come back a bit as the K Rate isn't exactly eye popping. He's going to be a good #3 I think but I'm not sure about him being a Top Of The Rotation guy. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know Spring Training is essentially meaningless, but have there been any pitchers that have really impressed you from any improvements you've seen so far?
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
Spring Training mechanics are extremely volatile as pitchers round out into shape, and it can be dangerous to overweight what one sees in the first week. For example, Hyun-jin Ryu looked sluggish with his motion early last spring in my first exposure to his delivery, but he looked like a different pitcher by the time that the regular season rolled around. I haven't seen much to get excited about yet, aside from the blatant differences in Bauer's mechanics - he showed the opposite trend of most early-spring pitchers, with better balance than in the past, which made his alterations notable. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your best guess for Hyun-Jin Ryu in 2014? Better, worse, or about the same?
(MickeyRivers from NY)
The big question is whether the league can adjust to him. Ryu pitched somewhat backwards last season, leaning on his change-up in hitter's counts in order to take advantage of over-zealous bats. It was extremely effective and made him a weapon against right-handed bats - he had a reverse platoon split - and a lefty who can't be platooned against can be devastating.

On the jukebox: The Doors, "The Crystal Ship" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hyun-Jin Ryu actually as good as his sub-3.00 ERA suggests? His K% plummeted in May & June, and I expected massive regression, but he's bumped it back up lately and continues to prevent runs.
(Dave from Iowa)
He's probably more of a low-to-mid 3s guy if I had to project going fwd, but he's definitely a quality pitcher. Can miss bats, but also keeps the ball on the ground very well. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How has Bartolo Colon done what he's done? Is his jiggling almost hypnotic to hitters?
(John from Springfield)
Love that this was the first question submitted, so while I may jump around, I'm totally fine starting here. The simple answer is that he doesn't walk anybody, but as Ben and Sam on the podcast pointed out, that's not always an automatic route to success. Joe Blanton was an example. The slightly more complicated answer is that his late-career evolution has brought him overwhelmingly toward the two-seamer, which is a great pitch for him and one that routinely gets strikes.

Or maybe it is the fat. I don't know. I feel like between him and my personal favorite, the delightfully out-of-shape Hyun-Jin Ryu, we're in a decent era of fat pitchers. (Zachary Levine)


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