B.J. Ryan Stats, Fantasy & News

Robert Victor Ryan, Jr... Married with two children... Signed by Reds scout Johnny Almaraz... Graduated from Airline HS (LA) in 1994... Attended SW Louisiana State University


Recorded 30+ saves for the 3rd time in his career, with 32... Ranked 6th in the AL in saves and 5th in save pct. (88.9%)...Returned from Tommy John surgery and posted 13.2 scoreless innings to start the season... The scoreless streak was the longest of his career to start a season... Was 1-0 with 12 saves, and a 0.53 ERA in Apr./May...Earned the "Delivery Man of the Month" award for May, converting all 10 of his save opportunities... Did not throw more than one inning, in any of his 60 outings... Tossed 12 scoreless innings from Aug 2-Sept.2...In 32 games at Rogers Centre, posted a 1-1 record with 18 saves and a 1.72 ERA... Was 1-3 with 14 saves and a 4.39 ERA on the road.....When pitching on 2 days or more rest, recorded a 2.32 ERA in 32 outings... In 28 games on back-to-back days or on one days rest, posted a 3.67 ERA... RH hitters batted only .211 (32-152).


Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Apr. 15 with a left elbow strain...Transferred to the 60-day DL on Apr.23... May 10 underwent successful Tommy John surgery ending his season...Appeared in only five games, suffering two blown saves in five opportunities...Recorded his first save of the season in the opener at Detroit, April 2...Suffered his first blown save & loss of the season on Apr. 6 at TB after giving up three runs in the 9th inning as the D-Rays won in walk-off fashion...His final appearance was also a blown save Apr 14 vs. DET.


The 38 saves ranked 3rd in the AL, and 5th in Save Pct. at .905 (38/42)... The 38 saves ranks T-2nd on the all-time Blue Jay list... His 1.37 ERA ranked 2nd among AL relievers... Ranked 3rd among relievers allowing a .169 batting avg... T-2nd in first batter efficiency, holding batters to a .125 avg. (8/64)... Ranked 5th in holding batters to a .121 avg. with runners in scoring position (7/58)... Was 2-0, with a 1.06 ERA at Rogers Centre...Hadthree or more strikeouts in seven separate outings...Did not allow an earned run (13.1 IP) over his first 13 appearances... Became the 6th Blue Jay reliever to not allow a run in a month (April) with a minimum of eight relief appearances... Recorded 11 saves in 11 straight opportunities to begin the season... Ranks as the 4th longest on the all-time Club list... Had streak of 14.0 innings without allowing a run snapped on May 7 vs. LAA... Allowed two earned runs over 38.2 innings (0.47 ERA) in Apr/May/June, while striking out 46... Was not scored on in the month of June, covering 12.2 innings... Allowed two earned runs over 20.2 innings in the season's final two months (0.87 ERA)... Gave up seven of his 11 earned runs in July, the only month with more than two earned runs allowed... Has a string of 18.1 scoreless innings from May 27 - Jul 5... Converted his last 13 save opportunities...Recorded 13 saves of more than 1.0 IP to lead the Major Leagues... His 24 saves prior to the All-Star break are the most ever recorded by a Blue Jay prior to the break...Held opposing hitters to a .169 batting avg... LH hitters were limited to a .120 avg., recording only six hits (no XBH) in 50 at-bats, while RH hitters came in at .182 (36/198)...Was selected to the American League All-Star team for the 2nd consecutive year... Became just the 2nd Blue Jay pitcher to register a win in an All-Stargame...The last Jay to do so was LHP Jimmy Key (1991)...Had five strikeouts in a game for the 4th time in his career July 1 vs. PHI... Recorded his 500th strikeout June 7 at BAL.


Finished with 36 saves, tied for 7th in the American League...Had the 5th best save percentage (87.8%) and was 4th in the AL in games finished with 61... Led AL relievers with 12.80K/9IP, just behind the Orioles record of 13.07 set by Armando Benitez in 1997... His 69 appearances were the 3rd highest total of his career and tied for 11th in the American League...Made his first All-Star Game appearance this year in Detroit, allowing one run in 0.2 IP...Was the top reliever elected by the players' vote... Earned his first monthly AL Rolaids Relief Man Award for May...Did not allow a run in 16 games in May, a span of 15.1 innings... Converted his last 15 straight save opportunities... Only Houston's Brad Lidge (103) recorded more strikeouts by aML reliever... Struck out at least one batter in 61 of 69 appearances... Struck out the side eight times over the course of the season, six times resulting in a save... Pitched a season-high 2.0 innings on June 28 vs. New York to earn his first win of the year.


Was among the most successful relievers in the majors as he tied the club record for the 2nd straight season with 76 appearances... Finished 4th in the American League among all relievers and first among left-handers in games pitched... Tied for 6th among AL relievers in innings pitched (87.0) and ranked 6th with 21 holds... Held opponents to a .200 batting average (11th) and a .279 on-base pct. (8th)... Led the Orioles with 122 strikeouts, one more than Rodrigo Lopez... Marked the first time an Orioles reliever led the club in strikeouts and the first time in the majors since Duane Ward led Toronto's staff in 1991... Was 2nd in the league in strikeouts by a reliever, one less than Anaheim's Francisco Rodriguez... His 12.62 K/9IP was 3rd in the league and 2nd-best in Orioles history behind Armando Benitez's 13.01 in 1997... Held left-handed batters to a .094 batting average (10-106), lowest among all major league pitchers who faced at least 75 lefties... Yielded a solo home run to Ken Harvey at Kansas City on July 19, the first homer he allowed since New York's Ruben Sierra took him deep on June 30, 2003, a club-record 81 games between homers... Pitched 1.2 innings and earned a save in the season opener on April 4 vs. Boston, his first save since August 23, 2002... Was named as the closer in the final two weeks of the season and went 2-for-2 in that role, with both saves coming in his final four outings of the year.


Tied the Orioles record held by Tippy Martinez (1982) for most relief appearances in a season with 76... Was 2nd among American League relievers with 11.26 strikeouts/9 IP, behind Seattle's Rafael Soriano (11.55)... Also ranked among AL relief leaders in holds (T6th, 19) and inherited runners held (16th, 71.6%)... Inherited 74 runners, more than any other major league reliever... Earned the win without throwing a pitch in the first game of a doubleheader on May 1 at Detroit, entering with two outs in the 7th and picking off Omar Infante... The O's took the lead in the top of the 8th inning and Ryan was replaced on the mound... STATS, Inc. records show no other pitcher winning a game without throwing a pitch since they began tracking pitches in 1986.


Tied Jorge Julio for 2nd-most appearances on the club with 67... Went more than 1.0 inning a total of 11 times during the season... Earned the win August 2 vs. Toronto, pitching 0.2 innings and stranding a runner... Entered with a 10-7 lead on August 23 vs. Toronto and pitched 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his first save since May 24, 2001.


Appeared in 61 games in his first full major league season, second behind Buddy Groom (70) among Oriole relievers... Retired 45 of 61 first batters faced... Allowed opposing first batters to hit only .151 (8-53), the 7th best mark among AL relievers... Recorded his first major league save on May 16 vs. Detroit, getting a strikeout and a GIDP in the 9th inning with two runners on... Worked more than 1.0 inning 14 times.


Began and ended the season in the Orioles bullpen, with a 7-week stay at Rochester (AAA) in between... Appeared in 42 games for the Orioles, 4th among American League rookie pitchers... With runners on base, opponents batted only .189 (17-90), 4th-best among American League relievers... Allowed one run in his first 11 appearances (13.2IP) through May 3...Allowed runs in 7 of his next 9 outings (3.2IP, 16ER) before being optioned to Rochester on June9...Was recalled from Rochester on July 30... Was selected to the Futures Game at Boston's Fenway Park but did not pitch.


Began the season at Chattanooga (AA) in the Cincinnati organization and finished the season in the Orioles bullpen... Was acquired by the Orioles with minor league pitcher Jacobo Sequea from the Reds on July 31 for pitcher Juan Guzman... After starting the season at Chattanooga, moved to Indianapolis (AAA) before being recalled by Cincinnati on July 26... Was tied for the minor league lead with 46 appearances at the time of his promotion and had made only 79 minor league appearances in his career... Made his Major League debut on July 28 at Los Angeles, his only appearance for the Reds... Was optioned to Indianapolis on July 30 and was traded to the Orioles the next day... Joined Rochester (AAA) before his contract was purchased by the Orioles on August 27... Made his Orioles debut on August 29 at Detroit... Earned his first major league win on September 13 vs. Seattle with 1.1 scoreless relief innings... His longest outing came in the final game of the season on October 1 vs. Boston when he pitched 3.2 innings of no-hit relief and struck out five.


In first pro season, progressed from Rookie League Billings to AA Chattanooga, with a brief stop at Class A Charleston (SC)... Ranked 5th among Cincinnati's minor league pitchers with 10 saves... With Billings, finished 3rd among Pioneer League relief pitchers with 12.05 K/9 IP ratio.

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