Ryan Weber

Age 30 SP/RP
  • Born 08/11/1990
  • Bats R
  • Team: Boston Red Sox
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Changeup
16.6% Thrown 81.6 MPH 23.2 CSW%
Curveball
29.1% Thrown 77.5 MPH 30.6 CSW%
Four-Seamer
53.6% Thrown 89.3 MPH 28.3 CSW%
Slider
0.7% Thrown 81.4 MPH 20 CSW%

Weber’s changeup was ineffective in 2019. It generated only a 7.0% SwStr rate while being responsible for as many strikeouts (one) as walks.

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Weber’s most effective pitch by nearly every metric, his curveball was responsible for zero barrels all season long, while garnering the lowest contact rate (30.3%) of all his pitches.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by James Schiano

For being such a soft thrower, Weber still relies on his fastball an awful lot. Averaging less than 90 mph, it expectedly does not generate many whiffs (9.5%) or strikeouts (18.7%). However, it was effective at limiting hard contact (85.8 mph average exit velocity).

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by James Schiano

Introducing the slider to his repertoire last season, Weber has only tallied nine total over the course of his career at the major league level. Five of those nine times, the opposing batter has swung and missed, so it might be worth Weber’s while to experiment with the pitch more.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by James Schiano
2018
2019
Sinker
76.1% Thrown 88.9 MPH
Curveball
23.9% Thrown 76.2 MPH

Weber features a two-pitch arsenal with the sinker as his primary offering. It has significant arm-side run and generates ground balls about half the time. Weber saw a decrease in zone rate on the pitch which decreased its overall effectiveness.

Weber struggled to throw his curveball for strikes, ending with a sub-30% zone rate. It’s likely the additional two inches of horizontal break and extra inch of vertical drop that made it difficult to throw for strikes. If Weber can’t get hitters to chase this pitch, he will need to develop a third pitch.

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