On the other hand, Ryan struggled with his fastball in 2019 to the tune of a 170 wRC+. The pitch averages 89 mph and is relatively flat, allowing hitters to make consistent hard contact.
Ryan’s cutter obtained a K% of 25.6%, meaning he was able to generate some swing and miss with the pitch. It averages 87 mph and is used almost 37% of the time, which complements Ryan’s mix well. Look for him to continue to do more of the same in 2020.
Ryan has a straight fastball that barely touches 90 miles per hour. He only located it in the zone 48.2% of the time, and when he did it got crushed.
Ryan relies more on his cut fastball, which generated a nice 26.3% swinging strike rate in a small sample last year. If he wants to stick around in the show, he will want to stick with his cutter over his regular four seamer.
Sample size is misleading, but Ryan does generate more swings and misses with this pitch than any other. With over 12 inches of movement, it is easy to see why.
Not much to work with data-wise on this pitch, but as you can see he has a big, loopy curveball common in a lot of left-handers. With limited success from his other pitches, Ryan may find more success as a LOOGY with this pitch than as a starter.